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 2023 placement calenders are now available for reference. 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 learning opportunities to develop their knowledge and skills in organising, structuring, and carrying out high quality student placement experiences. We offer a series of Placement Educator Development modules.
The modules combine online content with learning activities and zoom discussions. These are run on various days and at various times over a six week period. Participants sign up for six weeks’ access to all modules and may complete as many or as few of the modules as they wish. The modules aim to help support educators in relation to many areas relevant to student placements:
To complete every module, participants should allocate 2 hours each week including the zoom meetings.
Participants receive a statement of participation. This course may provide credits/points towards CPD learning activities, depending on your health profession.
Please register your interest here
In 2023, there will be 4 available sessions, March, May, August and October.