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Work Experience for Secondary School Students


The ERH Work Experience Program is back for 2021

Please see below important dates for applications, closing dates and work experience:

  • Applications will be open from 26 April 2021 for St Joseph’s College and River City College students and will close Midnight Sunday 23 May 2021.  Work experience from Monday 21 June to 25 June.
  • Applications will be open from Monday 21 June 2021  for Echuca College students only and will close Midnight Sunday July 4 2021.  Work experience from Monday 2 August to Friday 6 August 2021.
  • Applications will be open from 6 September 2021 for Moama Grammar students and will close Midnight Friday 10 October 2021.  Work experience from Monday 22 November to Friday  26 November 2021.

For school students wishing to participate in work experience outside the local area, we still encourage you to apply but will need to be able to attend in the set times allocated for 2021.

Any exemptions to these  dates must be made through the Undergraduate Coordinator. Contact Clare Shalders at

So apply now! Be quick as there are only limited positions available.

How to Apply

All applicants are encouraged to apply by emailing ERH Undergraduate Coordinator Clare Shalders:

If you experience any difficulties, phone Clare Shalders on 5485 5278 between 8am to 4pm

Applications must include:

  1. A covering letter which clearly states:
  2. A) The Secondary school you attend
  3. The area/stream you wish to apply for
  4. The reason you would like to do work experience at Echuca Regional Health
  5. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students are encouraged to identify.
  6. A Resume.

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.

About our Work Experience Program

Echuca Regional Health (ERH) is committed to supporting secondary school students to pursue a career in the health care industry by:

  • Delivering a one week work experience program for up to 40 secondary school students each year.
  • Participation in formal Careers Days as organised by, and held at, individual local secondary schools.
  • Participating in formal careers expos in partnership with organisations such as the Echuca/Moama BEACON Foundation.
  • Encouraging and supporting leadership in secondary school students through participation in the Echuca/Moama BEACON Foundation.
  • Facilitation of opportunities for individual students to meet and discuss careers with ERH employees.
  • Conducting small group tours for students and teachers.

The ERH Work Experience program

The Echuca Regional Health Work Experience Program offers local secondary school students (aged 15 years and above) the opportunity to experience various careers within the hospital setting.

These include:

Nursing/Medicine: which may include Emergency, Theatre, Community Nursing, Medical Ward, Maternity, Rehabilitation and Education (Clinical Support Nurse)

Allied Health Stream: which may include Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Dental, Dietetics and Pharmacy

Corporate Services Stream: which may include Kitchen/Café involving learning how to prepare food and beverages for the ERH Café along with preparing meals for our patients, residents, visitors and staff.  Further rotations include orderly/patient porter, supply and purchasing supplies for the hospital.

Trade Stream: which will provide opportunities for exposure to a variety of areas such as general maintenance of buildings, plant and equipment, compliance with standards and codes, Electrical, Plumbing, and Engineering.

Health Administration Stream: which may include Human Resources, Education, Information Technology, Occupational Health and Safety, Executive Administration,

Business Management/Marketing Stream: which may include Finance/ accounting, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and Marketing.

The program aims to provide a supportive learning environment for students by:

  • Providing orientation and induction to work areas for all students, AND
  • Offering support from educators and staff

Please note that work experience placements are voluntary and students require a satisfactory National Police Check before they commence placement.

Contact Us

Please contact the Education Department at or phone 5485 5286 to discuss your career options and to find out more.

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