Our allied health professional degrees require students to complete placements in the authentic workplace environment. The placements are designed to enable students to reach the expected professional competencies through experiencing the real world of work across varied settings.
Students are supervised by staff from sites in the public and private health sector, education, disability and other private and non-government organisations.
Students undertake placements in the following disciplines:
For professionals interested in offering placements, please contact the relevant work integrated learning discipline contact.
As an educator, you will experience the personal reward of contributing to the growth and development of your future colleagues and thus growing your profession. In return, students bring to placement their enthusiasm, zest for learning and the latest research findings to inform their and your clinical reasoning.
You'll have access to education and workshops, and the University of Sydney library. We also invite some individual placement educators to apply for an honorary clinical title in recongition of their significant contributions.
The 2020 placement calendars are now available for the reference of placement educators. Note that these dates may be subject to change and may not apply to students following a non-standard placement progression:
We provide external educators with interactive opportunities to develop their knowledge and skills in organising, structuring and carrying out high quality student placement experiences. We offer two types of workshops - introductory and intermediate.
Due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, the educator workshops are currently on hold until further notice. We are working on the development of online options for training.
If you feel you require some development in any of these areas below in the meantime, please contact us to discuss the options with a relevant academic.
Introductory workshops are suitable for clinical educators who have:
2020 introductory workshops include:
This workshop will include interdisciplinary and individual discipline group sessions.
Key topics covered:
|25 June 2020||Cancelled|
|1 October 2020||On hold until further notice|
Intermediate workshops are offered to all educators.
Workshops may cover:
2020 intermediate workshops include:
This workshop is suitable for clinical educators previously provided student placement education and wish to improve their skills in student assessment on placement.
Key topics covered:
|Occupational therapy||17 September 2020||On hold until further notice|
|Physiotherapy||17 September 2020||On hold until further notice|
This workshop will explore the management of challenging situations in the context of student placements. It will assist external educators to further develop their educator skills.
Key topics covered include:
|3 December 2020||On hold until further notice|
All current external educators can apply for borrowing privileges from the University Library (including access to the Library's electronic resources). To apply, please complete the Library application form (pdf, 63.1KB) and send to email@example.com with a copy of your identification and a passport size photo.
Membership can be renewed annually (contingent on your continued education of students on placement), by completion of the form. ID and a photo are not required for renewals.