Virtual Work Experience

VIRTUAL WORK EXPERIENCE 2021

Over the last decade, Monash Hands on Health Work Experience Program has familiarised thousands of Victorian Year 10 students from underserved backgrounds with a wide range of healthcare careers and practices. Due to the ongoing uncertainty caused by Covid-19, the program throughout 2021 will continue in the online format. While we are disappointed to be unable to hold in-person work experience for the second year running, we hope our decision to prioritise student safety will allow participants around Australia to plan their work experience with confidence.

WHAT DO WE OFFER?

Using online collaborative tools, our unique two-day program aims to increase access to work experience opportunities for students from across Australia. Our program will give participants an opportunity to:

  • learn about health careers and pathways to study them at Monash
  • learn interpersonal skills that healthcare workers require
  • gain knowledge that is helpful in solving healthcare problems
  • interact with medicine, nursing and allied healthcare students
  • practice healthcare skills and participate in hands-on workshops

ELIGIBILITY

Hands on Health program’s Year 10 virtual delivery stream has been designed to engage under-represented communities in health professions. Our principal target groups include (but are not limited to)

1. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students

2. Students from a refugee background

3. Students must be over the age of 15

4. Students from Access Monash partner schools

5. Students from underrepresented communities, areas and backgrounds

For a complete list of criteria please click here.

TO JOIN THE PROGRAM STUDENTS MUST

1. fill in our online registration form

2. have a valid email address

3. Have access to your own computing facilities (desktop PC, laptop, tablet/phone etc). This should include adequate audio and visual equipment in the form of a webcam (built in or detachable). If you do not have access to a personal device, please discuss this with your careers/guidance counselor to participate from your school’s premises.

4. have a secure internet connection

Complete the registration form

DATES FOR PARTICIPATION

Program timings: 9:30 am to 2:00 pm on the following dates

*Dates are subject to change*Program is open to students from all states but runs only during Victorian school terms)*With the latest addition to dates, the deadline to apply has been extended to Thursday the 1st of April 2021.  *Participation is free of cost.       

TERM 1

  • 1 - 2 March (Mon, Tues)
  • 3 - 4 March (Wed, Thurs)
  • 15 - 16 March (Mon, Tues)
  • 22 - 23 March (Mon, Tues)
  • 24 - 25 March (Wed, Thurs)

TERM 2

  • 22 - 23 April (Thurs, Fri)
  • 29 - 30 April (Thurs, Fri)
  • 17 - 18 May (Mon, Tues)
  • 24 - 25 May (Mon, Tues)
  • 3 - 4 June (Wed, Thurs)
  • 7 - 8 June (Mon, Tues)

TERM 3

  • 22 - 23 July (Thurs, Fri)
  • 29 - 30 July (Thurs, Fri)
  • 5 - 6 August (Thurs, Fri)
  • 16 - 17 August (Mon, Tues)
  • 26 - 27 August (Thurs, Fri)
  • 30 - 31 August (Mon, Tues)
  • 2 - 3 September (Thurs, Fri)
  • 9 - 10 September (Thurs, Fri)

TERM 4

  • 11 - 12 October (Mon, Tues)
  • 14 - 15 October (Thurs, Fri)
  • 20 - 21 October (Wed, Thurs)
  • 27 - 28 October (Wed, Thurs)
  • 3 - 4 November (Wed, Thurs)
  • 10 - 11 November (Wed, Thurs)
  • 24 - 25 November (Wed, Thurs)
  • 2 - 3 December (Thurs, Fri)
  • 9 - 10 December (Thurs, Fri)
  • 15 - 16 December (Wed, Thurs)

PARENTAL AND INSTITUTIONAL PERMISSIONS

All selected applicants and their parents/guardians/carers are expected to sign the following:

  • Parental/Carer consent forms
  • A permission to attend the program signed by your school’s principal
  • A statement of professional online behaviour form
  • Monash University’s Acceptable Use of Information Technology Policy document

For more information

Contact us at handsonhealth@monash.edu or call us ar 03 9905 0919.