Allied Health Students

How to I find out about job opportunities at Eastern Health?

Positions for Allied Health clinicians at Eastern Health will be advertised on eMercury.

Work Experience

Eastern Health offers a limited number of work experience placements each year for high school students. If you are interested in accessing one of these please contact the Human Resources Department. Click here for more information.

Allied Health Students

Please note that any enquiries regarding potential clinical placements must go through your education provider, as we negotiate directly with each University/TAFE or Training Organisation. We do not offer placements in response to direct enquiries from individual students in any Allied Health discipline (including for Allied Health assistant students). Students should ask their Higher or Vocational Education Provider for more information.

Eastern Health offers a wide variety of clinical placement experiences to Allied Health Professional Entry-Level students. Placements may include: Acute; Specialty areas; Rehabilitation; Palliative Care; Ambulatory and Community; and Mental Health. Most disciplines will have a part-time Clinical Education Co-ordinator supporting the students whilst they are undertaking their placements, and providing the supervising clinicians with support and training to undertake the student clinical supervision role.

Higher Education Providers can contact:
Eastern Health Allied Health Education and Workforce Development

Allied Health Assistants have an active role in student supervision providing placements for Certificate IV students only, in a variety of multidisciplinary settings within the acute and sub-acute programs.

Audiologists have an active role in student supervision providing clinical placements and experience within a community health setting. Audiology currently takes audiology students from La Trobe University and the University of Melbourne and medical students from Monash University Eastern Health Clinical School.

The Dietetics department has an agreement with Monash University School of Nutrition and Dietetics for clinical placement with these placements supported by a Clinical Educator.

Exercise Physiologists have an active role in student supervision providing professional entry-level clinical placements and experience within the Ambulatory and Community Services setting (please note that placements for non-professional entry-level exercise science placements are not available).

Masters of Interpreting and Translation Studies (MITS) students from Monash University have the opportunity to complete their practicum at Eastern Health. After an online orientation, students are assigned to an in-house interpreter who will mentor them for the duration of their practicum.

The Occupational Therapy service has an active relationship with Latrobe, Monash and Australian Catholic Universities offering quality student placements, research and service projects in a supportive environment.

The Podiatry department is an Academic Research Network for La Trobe University and provides around 30 block clinical placements for undergraduate Podiatry students each year.

Eastern Health physiotherapy is an Academic Research Network for Latrobe University and provides around 200 clinical placements for professional entry-level physiotherapy students each year. Physiotherapy also offers clinical placements for the advanced musculoskeletal training program at La Trobe University.

Eastern Health Psychology provides clinical placements for Provisional Psychologists completing Masters or Doctoral level professional training in Clinical, Health or Neuropsychology.

Eastern Health Social Work is committed to providing clinical education as part of core business. Intensive 14 week Student fieldwork placements are offered, primarily from La Trobe University as part of the North-Eastern Academic Research Network.

The Speech Pathologists strive to provide excellence when it comes to clinical education and provide tutorials on goals setting, case history, dysphagia and communication disorders, Videofluroscopy and interview training to further enhance the students’ clinical knowledge and prepare them for the workforce. The department is a clinical school for La Trobe University and provides around 50 clinical placements for professional entry-level Speech Pathology students each year.

The Aged Persons Mental Health Program service currently offers placements to students from the Miecat Institute, Inc.