Work Experience

Careers in Health Work Experience Program

West Gippsland Healthcare Group (WGHG) recognises the need to promote healthcare as a rewarding and exciting career choice to strengthen our workforce in to the future. Work experience helps young people understand career options and related courses of study that they may wish to pursue.

West Gippsland Healthcare Group has been offering the work experience program since 2012 which is run by the Human Resource Department. As a child safe organisation WGHG work to ensure young people are safe in the workplace and have a beneficial experience during the time they spend at WGHG on work experience.

Work experience provides students with learning opportunities guided by experienced and passionate health professionals. The work experience program allows students exposure to a broad range of careers including, but not limited to, physiotherapy, speech pathology, occupational therapy, dietetics, medical imaging, engineering, finance, food services, information technology and administration.

Year 10 students attending school full time in the Baw Baw, Latrobe City and Cardinia Shires are welcome to apply for the program.

Work Experience Periods & Application Dates:

Allied Health Areas:

Applications open Tuesday 1st January 2019 and close Friday 15th February 2019

All other Areas:

Applications open Tuesday 1st January 2019 and close Friday 5th April 2019


Allied Health:

Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy, Speech Pathology, Radiology, Social Work & Dietetics


Allied & Community Health

Health Promotions:

Community events & community engagement

During work experience in Health Promotions, students may be involved in attending community events, including delivery of healthy eating education to Early Learning Centres, Schools and local organisations, attending Community Stakeholder meetings and general administration duties.
Please note: Health Promotions work experience is available from the 4th March 2019 until 26th July 2019.

Consumer Engagement & Volunteer Coordination:

Community Development, planning events & general administration duties

Engineering Department:

General workshop and maintenance duties

Finance Department:

Finance administration and data entry

Food Services:

General food services/kitchen & catering services

Information Technology:

General IT (basic IT skills required)

How to Apply:

Complete the Work Experience Application Form and email to


Please note that limited placements are available.

Thank you for your interest in joining our Work Experience Program.