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Student Placements

Are you interested in a placement at the Centre for Population Health, Western Sydney Local Health District?

Before Contacting Us - Please read the following:

We offer both undergraduate and postgraduate Health Promotion and Public Health student placements.

Currently we have student placement agreements in place with the following Universities:

  • Western Sydney University
  • University of Sydney
  • Macquarie University

Health Promotion Unit
Applicable Disciplines

Public Health Unit
Applicable disciplines

Health Promotion Medicine
Public Health Public Health
Nutrition & Dietetics Environmental Health
Medicine (Medicine in Context students) Medicine (Medicine in Context students)

Online placement management system - ClinConnect

  • Local Health Districts use an online system called ClinConnect to book and manage student placements.
  • This system makes sure that all students have the required vaccinations, clearances and insurances.

We cannot accept individual student placement requests via this system. Requests must come from agreed education providers e.g. University.

Health Promotion Unit – Placement experience examples:

  • Background research, literature reviews and reports/presentations.
  • Program planning e.g. developing promotions or communications for community or stakeholder engagement.
  • Resource development or reviews.
  • Survey development and implementation.
  • Collecting and analysing data:
    • From surveys, observations, audits, focus groups, interviews etc.

Public Health Unit – Placement experience examples:

  • Background research and literature reviews.
  • Participation in day-to-day delivery of Public Health programs with the Communicable Diseases, Environmental Health and Immunisation teams. Examples include: high school vaccination program, swimming pool inspection, smoke-free environment inspections.
  • Helping teams with resource development or review of resources:
    • Survey development, collecting and analysing data from surveys, observations, audits, focus groups, interviews etc.
  • Producing evidence based reports or presentations.

If your university is not mentioned above but your discipline is?

  • Please speak to your University to ask whether they have a student placement agreement in place with Western Sydney Local Health District.
  • If there is an agreement in place and the types of tasks listed above meet your placement requirements than you or your University Placement Coordinator are welcome to contact us to talk over possible options.

If your discipline is not mentioned above but your university is?

  • Good news - A student placement agreement is in place with Western Sydney Local Health District.
  • If the tasks listed above meet your placement requirements then we recommend speaking to your University about placement options within Centre for Population Health before contacting us.
  • We also offer Health Service Management placements to post graduate students. These opportunities are limited and we recommend speaking to your University about placement options within the Centre for Population Health before contacting us.
  • We are interested in offering Marketing and Communications placements within the Centre for Population Health. If you’re interested in undertaking a placement with us then we recommend speaking to your University about placement options within the Centre for Population Health before contacting us.

Are you looking for help with a university assignment?

Unfortunately, the Centre for Population Health staff are not able to support students with their assignments. Please refer to our website and NSW Health website for supporting resources.

Are you looking for volunteer opportunity?

  • Unfortunately we currently cannot offer volunteer opportunities. If you are interested in volunteering please refer to https://www.wslhd.health.nsw.gov.au/Support-Us/Volunteer.
  • We also recommend asking your university or relevant non-government organisations such as Cancer Council whether they have any opportunities on offer.

Contact details

For Centre for Population Health enquiries contact:
WSLHD-CentreForPopulationHealth@health.nsw.gov.au

For Community Health enquiries contact:
Carol Denne

Education Coordinator
Integrated and Community Health Directorate
Western Sydney Local Health District
Contact number: 0414 192 690



General process for requesting Student Placements

Health Promotion Unit

Student Placements Health Promotion Unit Process

Public Health Unit

Student Placements Public Health Unit  Process