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Work Experience for Secondary School Students


2022 ERH Work Experience Program

Echuca Regional Health provides work experience opportunities for secondary school students (generally Years 10 and 11) who are interested in pursuing a career in healthcare.  ERH is committed to providing high quality placements which provide students with valuable insights into the industry and the workplace. Students are placed with employers primarily to observe and learn – not to undertake activities which require extensive training or expertise.

The role of ERH

ERH is committed to offering each of our local secondary schools one week of placement for a total of 10 places. Students must be a minimum age of 15 years.  Other local or surrounding secondary school students may also apply in these allocated times and will be considered but not given first priority to our local students.

Proposed weeks allocated

Echuca College: 6th June 2022 – 10th June 2022

( Applications close 11th May 2022)

River City College : 20th June 2022-24th June 2022

(Applications close 23rd May 2022)

St Josephs College: 8th  August 2022- 12th August 2022

(Applications close 11th July 2022)

Moama Grammar:  28th November  2022– 2nd December 2022

(Applications close 31st October 2022)

Work experience areas

There will be two work experience positions available in five areas across ERH.  Students will rotate through the varying departments within each area.  The areas will include:

1. Nursing/ Medical (x2 positions) 

Students who undertake this placement will observe nursing/medical staff on the medical ward, surgical ward, maternity, theatre and the Emergency Department.

2. Allied Health (x2 positions)

Students will observe a variety of health professionals including allied health assistants, speech pathologists, dietician, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, and exercise physiologists

3. Hospital Support Services (x2 positions)

Students will observe the preparation, planning and delivery of food, café, patient transport, the theatre technician role within the operating theatre

4. Engineering (x2 positions)

Students will observe maintenance staff undertaking their duties which includes gardening, plumbing, electrical and general maintenance.

5. Human Resources and Finance (x2 positions)

Students will observe finance, accounting, education and training, customer service and reception, health information service (medical records), administration and human

Application Process

The ERH work experience positions will be advertised online through the hospital website and in conjunction with each school’s career teacher and school newsletter, and each interested student must submit a cover letter and resume to apply for the stream they wish to gain exposure in.  ERH in consultation with each school will review the applications and select the 10 students who will be offered positions during their schools allocated week.

Please forward the following documents to By the closing date.

  1. An application letter outlining your area of interest
  2. Resume

On Successful Application

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