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Student Placements

Students seeking Student Placement opportunities must review the information and application details on the PCC website, and liaise with their relevant careers/placement advisor at their Educational Institution prior to completing an online application.

Secondary School and VCAL Students

PCC currently only accept secondary school students over the age of 16 years, from Schools in the Greater Shepparton, Moira and Strathbogie local government areas. The Schools Career Advisers may negotiate directly with PCC as PCC does not accept requests directly from Secondary Students. Vacancies for Secondary Schools and VCAL placements will be advertised below. 

There are no current placements available. 

TAFE and Registered Training Organisation Students

Students from TAFE and RTO’s should contact their Student Placement Coordinator within their education provider to seek available opportunities as PCC does not accept requests directly from TAFE Students. Vacancies for TAFE and RTO’s Students will be advertised below. 

There are no current placements available. 

University Students

Students should contact their Student Placement Coordinator within their University to seek available opportunities. If students are responsible for seeking their own placement, please apply via the below advertised opportunities. Vacancies for University Students will be advertised below.

There are no current placements available.  

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students

PCC offer placements each year specifically for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students. These placement opportunities can be in any of the areas identified for placements. The student is mentored by one of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander team members for the duration of the placement. This is in addition to the usual placement supervisor.

Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students

PCC offer placements each year specifically for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students. These placement opportunities can be in any of the areas identified for placements. The student is mentored by one of our Bi-Cultural team members (male or female) for the duration of the placement. This is in addition to the usual placement supervisor.

Manager People and Resilience will set Student Placement dates and opportunities in Late November/Early December for the following 12-months, on the PCC website. PCC will host placements for the following subject areas; 

Community Health Nursing

Students will gain experience in the areas of diabetes education, through one-on-one consultations and group sessions. There will also be opportunity to be involved in the AgriSafe (Farmer Health) Clinic, which is run in Shepparton, as well as outreach locations in Numurkah and Nathalia. COPD assessment and rehabilitation through our COPD nurse will also provide great experience. In addition to this, there is opportunity to work within our Refugee Health Program, which includes health assessments, home visits and education sessions.

Dietetics

This placement is specifically for University Students studying Dietetics, and will provide access to our program and two highly experience Dieticians. For other students interested in dietetics, PCC recommend the Allied Health Placement opportunity.

Allied Health

Students will gain experience in working with a range of programs within the Allied Health Stream. This will include one-on-one health coaching sessions, for clients living with a chronic condition, including aboriginal health coaching and supports, occupational therapy, physiotherapy with our refugee health clients, exercise programs, COPD rehabilitation programs, QUIT education, and dietetics and nutrition.

Administration and Corporate Services

Students will have the opportunity to join the team of administrative staff at PCC. This will include being on reception, and greeting clients and community members as a first point of contact, coordinating room bookings, preparing paperwork for clinicians, inputting data, supporting staff to prepare for group events or community events.

Health Promotion and Community Engagement

Students will have the opportunity to work with our health promotion team. This includes activities such as community events and education opportunities, gambler’s health community education activities, community garden projects, FoodRedi cooking and education classes, health literacy projects at PCC, and other healthy eating and active living projects across the Greater Shepparton and Strathbogie areas.

General Community Health and Wellbeing Placement

This placement is a great starting point for students who are unsure for the direction they would like to head, but are interested in Community Health. Students will have the opportunity to experience each of the above areas throughout their placement period.

Confirming Placements

The Manager People and Resilience will notify the Educational Institutions and the student of a placement application outcome within three-weeks of the application.