Health WIL Stories

Marjorie Devereux

Marjorie Devereux

Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion student

"I loved my placement with Life Saving Victoria (LSV). I implemented many of the different skills I have learnt so far at Deakin and I felt like I really put them to good use.

It's really rewarding to work on a real-world project and have the ability to provide meaningful input and actually have an impact!

I was given a lot of freedom and contributed to a few important projects and reports that will be distributed across the state, and as a result of my placement.

The most enjoyable part of being at LSV was the office culture; we were encouraged to take part in lunch time games such as netball or beach frisbee as a part of Active April, and also prepared for the Emergency Services Games. It has really made me realise that this is what I want to do when I graduate!

I've now been asked back to LSV to continue my work."

Clare Bjorksten

Clare Bjorksten

Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion graduate

"As a part of my course, I completed 120 hours of practicum at Latrobe Community Health Service in the National Disability Insurance Scheme team. I loved my placement as I got to experience what it is like to work in the field and have one-on-one mentoring from professionals.

My favourite part of my placement was being able to sit in on appointments with local area coordinators and participants of the NDIS and see what a difference the scheme has made in their lives.

I have since gained employment from my practicum.

I am now working full time as a local area coordinator at Latrobe Community Health Service.I love my job as I am seeing what a difference the NDIS can make to participants. People who have never had access to funding in their life are now able to receive the help and support they require."

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