Educational Internships

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. For more information on upcoming and current Cohorts, please see our Advertising Flyer.

Internship Opportunity

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.

Please note:

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.


For further information, please contact Mays Khoweiss, Education Officer at [email protected].

Our Partners

We work in collaboration with the following partners:

More Information

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 Mays Khoweiss at [email protected].