A Turning Point placement provides training in accredited industry skills and competencies and offers observational access to Turning Point services from intake and assessment to residential rehabilitation.
Turning Point is pleased to offer a limited number of eligible students an Educational Internship consisting of accredited competency-based vocational education and observational-only placement over an average 14-week period (100-150 hours). This combination of skills training and real-world clinical observation aims to support students in developing the necessary experience required to seek employment in the AOD sector and across Health & Human Services.
How to Apply
All applicants must complete an Expression of Interest form and attach a CV and a current police check that covers the period of the internship.
For final-year undergraduate students, please liaise with Turning Point and your Field Ed/Work Experience Unit Chair to determine eligibility and appropriate insurance cover.
For honours or graduate students, please apply directly to Turning Point and attach proof of Professional Liability and Personal Accident Cover insurance.
Applications are currently closed as we take a hiatus during the COVID-19 pandemic. A revitalised educational internship arrives early 2021.
Students must be Australian Citizens or Australian Permanent Residents and enrolled in a relevant Victorian-based higher education course of study to access the Educational Internship. There is no cost to the student or education provider for this Internship.
- Turning Point Placements
Learn more about training days and clinical observation sessions.
- Educational Internship Activities
Explore placement opportunities for different levels of study.
- Vocational Education and Training (VET)
Undertake industry-relevant, competency-based vocational education and training as part of the Educational Internship.
- Clinical Observation & Sector Skill Training Workshop
Participate in observational placement and industry workshop days across multiples sites.
Educational Internship Partner Opportunities:
If you would like to discuss opportunities with Turning Point to place or host students in the Educational Internship, please contact Kate Chilley at firstname.lastname@example.org.