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 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 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 2019 placement calenders 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.
Introductory workshops are suitable for clinical educators who have:
This workshop will include interdisciplinary and individual discipline group sessions.
Key topics covered:
|27 June 2019||Opens in May|
|3 October 2019||Opens in September|
Intermediate workshops are offered to all educators.
Workshops may cover:
This workshop will explore a range of clinical education models to enhance the student learning experience, better prepare our graduates for the workplace and improve efficiency for clinical educators.
Express your interest by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to receive an invitation when more details are available.
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||September 2019 (date TBC)||Opens in August|
|Physiotherapy||September 2019 (date TBC)||Opens in August|
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:
|9 May 2019||Now open, register here|
|5 December 2019||Opens in October 2019|
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.