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ERH Work Experience Program


2023 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.

Other local or surrounding secondary school students may apply during proposed weeks allocated but our local schools take priority.

ERH is committed to providing high quality work experience 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.

ERH Work Experience details are advertised online via the ERH website and ERH will liaise with each individual schools Career Teacher to promote via the school directly every year.

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.

Proposed weeks allocated

Echuca College: May 15th – May 19th 2023


River City College : May 15th – May 19th 2023

St Josephs College: June 19th – June 23rd 2023

Applications open: May 8 2023

Applications close:    May 12 2023

Moama Grammar:  November 13-17 2023

Applications open: October 2 2023

Applications close:  October 6 2023

Cohuna Secondary College: July17th  –  July 21st 2023

Applications open: June 5 2023

Applications close:    June 9 2023

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.  These areas include:

  1. Nursing/Medical (x2 positions)
    Medical Ward, Surgical Ward, Maternity, Theatre and Emergency Department.
  2. Allied Health (x2 positions)

Allied Health Assistants, Speech Pathologists, Dietetics, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, and Exercise Physiology.

  1. Hospital Support Services (x2 positions)

Food Services, Orderlies, Patient Transport, and Theatre Technician.

  1. Engineering (x2 positions)

General Maintenance, Gardening, Plumbing, and Electrical.

  1. Human Resources and Administration (x2 positions)

Ward clerk, Administration roles in Education and Training, Health Information Services, and other roles around the Health Service.

Application Process

Application opening and closing times are strictly limited to advertised dates.

Each interested student must email a Resume and Cover Letter to to apply.

Please make sure to specify your area of interest on your application.

ERH will work with the Career Teacher to review applications and select 10 students who will be offered a Work Experience position.

Successful applicants will be guided through the ERH Orientation process prior to commencement.

On Successful Application

If successful, the student will be required to complete a number of forms and these will be available from the Career Teacher.

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