Welcome potential students and work experience students
About undertaking student placement with BCHS
Bendigo Community Health Services (BCHS) provides a supportive environment for the comprehensive Student Placement Program offered to post-secondary, undergraduate and postgraduate students.
Student placement aims to provide students with a meaningful experience that will enhance discipline specific skills, graduate attributes and employability skills.
BCHS recognises the value of appropriately skilled health practitioners in regional primary health services is essential to enable the move towards a more consumer focused and multidisciplinary team approach to community based preventative health care.
In-line with this philosophy, BCHS is committed to the provision of capacity building and workforce development for rural and regional students.
Opportunities afforded students on placement includes integration into work-place health promoting teams, managing discrete projects, or a combination of both. BCHS offers a range of placement opportunities to the following disciplines:
- Occupational Therapy
- Speech Pathology
- Paediatric Physiotherapy
- Social Work
- Diploma of Community Services
- Education Welfare
- Public Health
- Work experience
- Nursing (Community, Mental Health and Alcohol and Other Drugs)
(Please note: all volunteers are required to have a valid Police check).
Student placement testimonial
Bendigo TAFE community services student Cameron Jones completed a placement with our Humanitarian Settlement Services team in 2016.
Cameron shares his thoughts on the experience …
“I was welcomed into the team from day one and encouraged to make contributions and felt supported to participate as much as possible, not only by the settlement team, but by all the staff at BCHS.
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