Students pursuing their Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance have been busy participating in Structured Workplace Learning (SWL) over the term breaks. SWL encourages the students to apply for and work in Allied Health workplaces so that they are able to use the knowledge they have learnt in the classroom in a real-life setting. We have had a number of students who have completed placements. Below are some of their reflections.

Work placement at Leith Park was such an amazing experience, it gave me a chance to do something that I had never done before and opened my mind to different career paths that I can undertake after high school. Overall, work placement was heaps of fun and was a great place to meet new people and learn new things.

Holly C (11CSGP)

The SWL placement was a very eye-opening experience that I received as part of completing my VET Allied Health subject. I found it very interesting to take on a new approach to learning outside of school and have a better understanding about the health care department and those who are involved.

Charlotte C (11MMWI)

I really enjoyed my SWL placement as I was able to be in an Allied Health setting and be around doctors and nurses in the same department. Whilst on placement I assisted patients with their programs to assist them with rehabilitation. Overall, it was a very positive environment and I learned heaps from it and can't wait to go back again.

Charlotte S (10AHRA)

Fiona Koenig-Doig
Teacher of VCE VET Health