Plenty Valley Community Health

Student Placement at PVCH

Plenty Valley Community Health (PVCH) is committed to providing quality student placements and values the contribution that students make to our organisation.

PVCH provides student placements across a range of programs, including Allied Health Assistance, Counselling, Dietetics, Exercise Physiology, Health Promotion, Medical, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Psychology, Social Work and Speech pathology.

Plenty Valley Community Health provides clinical placements for undergraduate students from various universities throughout Australia. Students are supported through a preceptorship with a senior member of the clinical staff who provides supervision and learning opportunities, as well as a student coordinator.

Students also have the opportunity to gain experience from a variety of areas, from allied health and nursing to community programs/services including HACC and Disability services.

It is preferable that student placements are co-ordinated through the education institution on behalf of the student. However, if you wish to express your personal interest in a placement at PVCH, please complete and submit the Student Placement Expression of Interest Form below.

General enquires can be directed to the Student Placement Co-ordinator via students@pvch.org.au

Work Experience Placements at Plenty Valley Community Health

Work Experience Placements at Plenty Valley Community Health
Plenty Valley Community Health is pleased to offer Work Experience placements to Year 10 students during 2017. These placements provide an opportunity to learn about community health and gain insight into the healthcare and community support industry by observing and participating in the work of our various departments.

Applications for 2017 work experience placements have now closed. Please check back again later in
the year for 2018 Year 10 work experience applications.

Applications for 2017 work experience placements are now open. The work experience placements available for 2017 are:

Placement Dates: Work Area Description

1-5 May Planned Activity Groups – Farm Vigano Site, South Morang

Planned Activity Groups provide social support and activities for various groups of people in our community, including frail, older, isolated people, people with disability, such as Brain Acquired Injury or Stroke, or those experiencing some memory loss. Some of the activities the groups participate in include creative arts and horticulture. This placement would suit students who are keen to follow a career in aged care, health, art therapy or disability

1-5 May Allied Health – Epping Site

Allied Health includes physiotherapy, occupational therapy, podiatry, dietetics, exercise physiology, speech pathology, nursing and diabetes education. These services work with adults to provide assessment, treatment and programs which help improve health, well-being and independence. During your placement you will spend time across these services to experience their day to day work.

12-23 June Planned Activity Groups (as above)

24 – 28 July Human Resources (HR): Epping

HR provides support to managers and staff with employment related matters. The team is responsible for recruitment, orientation and induction of new staff to PVCH. Work experience students will assist with organising and co ordinating the induction program. Students will also have an opportunity to support Human Resource staff with administrative tasks including preparatory work for interviews and where opportunities exist, observe interviews in progress. Students who have an interest in Human Resource Management and are intending to study Business Management in Years 11 and 12 will be highly regarded.

24 – 28 July Allied Health: Paediatric team – GP Super Clinic Mill Park

This team includes physiotherapy, occupational therapy, podiatry, dietetics, speech pathology, and psychology. These services work with children aged 0 – 6 years to provide assessment, treatment and programs which help improve health, well-being, social interaction, behaviour and independence. During your placement you will spend time across these services to experience their day to day work.

21-25 August Planned Activity Groups

To be eligible for these placements, applicants must be a Year 10 secondary school student in 2017.

To apply, simply complete and submit the application form by 5pm on Friday 10th March.

Thank you for your interest in work experience with Plenty Valley Community Health. We wish you well with your application and future studies!

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