Applications for 2020 will open for one week only, from 4 November 2019.  

When can I apply for a work experience placement?

Melbourne Health advertises work experience opportunities once each year via the Royal Melbourne Hospital website. Applications for 2020 placements will be open from Monday 4 November 2019, for one week only.

Conditions of participation:

Our program is offered to Year 10 - 12 secondary school students aged between age 15 and 18. You must be covered by your school’s public liability insurance – you may need to check with your Work Experience Coordinator to confirm whether or not you have this.

Do I get to pick what I do and where I go?

Placements are limited to department availability and may differ from year to year. In 2019, placements were available in Neurology, Immunology, Pathology, People & Culture, Allied Health and more. More information will be provided when applications in November.

How long are work experience placements?

Placements are usually five days – in a 1 week block, between Monday to Friday, hours will vary dependent on the department.

When do placements occur?

Placements will occur through the year depending on department availability. More information will be provided when applications in November.

I'm not in year 10, 11 or 12. Can I still apply?

No. Our work experience program is only open to students who are 15 - 18 years of age and are currently enrolled in years 10, 11 and 12 at an Australian high school.

How likely am I to get a placement?

Our program is in high demand and we unfortunately cannot guarantee all students a placement, due to the number of opportunities available. We highly recommend applying for other organization’s work experience programs as well.