Student placements

Work placements for university and TAFE students

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We offer work placements to students who need to gain field experience related to their area of study, including:

  • Social Work (Bachelor or Masters)
  • Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community)
  • Nursing (Bachelor or Diploma).

Our practical placements help prepare students for the workforce by providing:

  • Valuable learning opportunities within the areas of aged care, mental health, women's services and homelessness
  • The opportunity to practice what you have learned in an appropriate, real-life setting
  • Support from our Student Placement Officer
  • Access to experienced staff who are willing to share their wisdom.

We give our students comprehensive orientation, supervision and a safe working environment.

To apply, fill out a Student placement request form

Please note: 

Sacred Heart Mission (SHM) has existing partnerships/MOUs with university Social Work departments. Due to the highly complex nature of our work, SHM is currently only providing placements for final year social work (Bachelor/Masters) students. All social work students (Bachelor/Masters) must organise their placement opportunities by their Field Educator. Please ask your Field Educator to email their query directly to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., our Workforce Development Manager.

What students have said about their placements: 

‘My time at Sacred Heart Mission was not only beneficial to my studies, I believe it made me a better person and perhaps more tolerant toward the particular needs of the wider community ...’

‘I had an epiphany, that after four years of studying and after trying to imagine what social work is all about, I finally understand how social work fits and have confidence that I can be and feel I will be a social worker ...’

For more information, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Complete student placement form

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