Work experience students

Blacktown & Mount Druitt Hospitals

Work Experience

Applications for the 2016 Work Experience Program are now closed. Please contact your Careers Advisor if you are interested in the 2017 program.

We kindly request that due to the overwhelming number of enquiries we receive, students and/or parents not contact any of our hospitals directly about work experience placements. All work experience enquiries should be made with the student’s Careers Advisor who will advise the correct procedure and process. Work experience is only ever facilitated in direct consultation with School Careers Advisors. No applications will be accepted directly from parents or students.

Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) is committed to encouraging students to participate in our work experience program. The program offers high school students the opportunity to witness the working life of a health care worker so they can reflect on the experience when considering future career directions.

Students can choose to participate in work experience at Blacktown, Auburn or Westmead hospitals and from a number of specialities including nursing, physiotherapy and dental. The program ranges from 2-5 days depending on the chosen speciality.

Year 10 & 11 students who attend school within Western Sydney are eligible to apply. If you or your child would like to undertake work experience within WSLHD please contact the School’s Careers Advisor to obtain our Work Experience application package.

Our application period is open for 3 months (generally between October to December) and all applications will be finalised prior to the beginning of the new school year

If you are looking to enrol in tertiary study at the end of school (or are already undertaking a Nursing or Midwifery degree) and are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background and would like further information on the Cadetship please contact WSLHD-Careers@health.nsw.gov.au

Aboriginal Nursing and Midwifery Cadetships (School Leavers)

As part of the Close the Gap COAG agreement, the Ministry of Health offers a Cadetship for any students wishing to embark on, or already working towards a university degree in either the Bachelor of Nursing or Bachelor of Midwifery. The Cadetship provides support to the student during their degree and assists with book allowance, funding during the semester, work placements to further experience in the clinical area as well as academic support. Students can remain on the Cadetship for the duration of their course.

If you are looking to enrol in tertiary study at the end of school (or are already undertaking a Nursing or Midwifery degree) and are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background and would like further information on the Cadetship please contact WSLHD-Careers@health.nsw.gov.au

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