Work experience opportunities in health science and allied health
When you study a health science or allied health course at ACU, you’ll benefit from strong links with healthcare partners around Australia that provide fantastic opportunities for clinical placements and future employment.
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As a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy student, you’ll undertake fieldwork and clinical placements throughout your course.
Professional experience: 1,000 hours over four years, starting in your first year.
As a Bachelor of Physiotherapy student, you’ll undertake clinical placements supervised by a clinical facilitator. These placements allow students to use their knowledge of practical skills and apply them to the everyday needs of individuals in hospitals, private practice, aged care facilities and rehabilitation units.
Professional experience: More than 1,000 hours.
The Bachelor of Applied Public Health student incorporates up to 300 hours of professional placements, concentrated in the third year of the course.
Some placements will be available during summer recess, and there are opportunities for interstate or international experience.
Professional experience: Up to 300 hours of combined community engagement and professional practice placements.
Students in the Bachelor of Speech Pathology undertake a range of professional practice placements to ensure they meet Speech Pathology Australia's graduate entry competency with regard to the management of disorders of communication and swallowing.
Professional experience: Clinical placement is a major component of the Bachelor of Speech Pathology, starting in your first year.