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Allied Health Work Experience Program

Hunter New England Local Health District (HNELHD) is focused on unlocking the potential of local students and supporting the development of the future Allied Health workforce through the Allied Health Work Experience program. The program offers Year 10 students an opportunity to explore different allied health careers within NSW Health to see what truly sparks interest.

Students will dive into the world of allied health and gain invaluable insights into the diverse roles and responsibilities of allied health professionals.

Allied Health Careers

Across Hunter New England Health allied health professionals are a diverse group of professionals who play a key role in supporting the health and well-being of the community in a range of settings including hospitals, community health, and in-home care.

We encourage students who are interested in an allied health career to discuss with their school careers advisor about applying for our program

Program Dates

The program will run each school term from Term 2 2024.

  • Term 2 dates: 5th to 7th June 2024
  • Term 3 and 4 dates will be confirmed, and schools informed later in the year

Before You Apply

Please be aware of the following before applying:

  • The HNELHD Allied Health Work Experience program will initially be held at Tamworth Hospital. We are currently only accepting applications from students attending school/residing in the New England area who can attend the full 3-day Tamworth program.
  • To determine if you reside in the New England area click here.
  • You can register your interest in a program in another HNELHD area by contacting the Allied Health Directorate via email hnelhd-alliedhealthdirectorate@health.nsw.gov.au
  • Completion of the application form does not guarantee a place in the program.
  • Application forms are to be obtained from and submitted to your school careers advisor.
  • All eligible applicants will be notified by their school about the result of their application. All correspondence will be conducted through the HNELHD Allied Health Directorate and school careers advisors.
  • Successful applicants will be required to:
    • Be 15 years old by the time of undertaking the program
    • Obtain consent from their parent or guardian
    • Complete the Allied Health Work Experience Program attendance form, including media and image consent, medical management plan (if applicable) as well as permission for long-term follow-up
    • Sign the Student Agreement form
    • Complete the Student Placement Record, as required by the school
      - Places are strictly limited. Students who are not successful are encouraged to re-apply for subsequent programs.

How to Apply for the Allied Health Work Experience Program

Who can apply?

We encourage students meeting the following criteria to apply for our Allied Health Work Experience program:

How to apply

  • Obtain the application form: Visit your school’s career advisor to obtain the application for the program.
  • Complete the form: Carefully fill out the application. Be sure to include all requested information and tell us why you’re interested in the allied health field as well as what you hope to gain from the work experience program. Remember that parent/guardian permission is required.
  • Submit your application: Once your application is completed, return it to the school careers advisor.

Schools will liaise with the HNELHD work experience team to make final selections and students will be notified of the outcome via the school careers advisor.

Contact our work experience team

For more information contact your school’s careers advisor or the work experience team via hnelhd-alliedhealthdirectorate@health.nsw.gov.au