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Practical foundations for a rewarding career

Give your career a head start and put theory into practice with a student placement at Mercy Community.

Whether you’re studying at University, TAFE or with a Registered Training Organisation (RTO), a student placement provides an invaluable opportunity to experience first-hand how Mercy Community supports a range of vulnerable people in the community. With programs spanning Families and Young People Services, Disability Supports and Aged Care Services, you’ll have the opportunity to undertake several different placements at Mercy Community.

Why choose Mercy Community for your student placement?

  • Learn from qualified, experienced practitioners who are delivering sector-leading programs
  • Choose from diverse practice experiences which enhance your contextual learning and enable placements to be better tailored to your interests and learning needs
  • Take the stress out of finding new placements, with the opportunity to undertake additional placements across different programs and service streams
  • Enjoy a warm, welcoming and inclusive team experience
  • Receive targeted support to ensure your learning experience is rich and empowering
  • Attend all of Mercy Community’s professional development events
  • Network with professionals working at an established not-for-profit organisation which provides services all over Queensland
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Families and Young People

Placements available for students currently studying:

Aged Care Services

Placements available for students currently studying:

Disability Supports

Considers students seeking one of their final two placements* in the areas of:

Placement Opportunities

Bachelor and Masters' Students

*Ideally, due to the extensive induction and training offered, students with a minimum of 250-300 hours of placement are considered in the first instance. Due to the nature of work in this program, it is preferrable that students have external professional supervision; however in some instances and where workload allows, internal supervision may be accommodated (please indicate the requirements for this on your application). Disability Supports offers industry-leading induction and training and provides opportunities to work with several key government agencies and real post-placement job opportunities.

TAFE & RTO Students

Our Aged Care Services take students studying a Certificate in Individualised Support, and Health Services Assistance, as well as Diploma level Nursing.

Mercy Community takes its responsibility to the sector very seriously. We are proud to provide quality placement opportunities and play a role in developing the high-quality workforce upon which vulnerable communities can rely. 

Requirements for students

If you would like to apply for a student placement with us, we have the following requirements:

  • you must be currently enrolled in a relevant degree course that contains a mandatory placement component to satisfy curriculum learning and study outcomes which is an Australian Registered Training Organisation. Relevant degree courses could include (but are not limited to): social work, human services or social welfare, psychology or behavioural science, law, human resources, accounting, etc.
  • your placement start and finish dates should be within the academic year and cannot exceed 240 hours in total (or more than 30 days) unless otherwise agreed between the parties
  • you must undergo a criminal history check
  • you must hold a current Blue Card if you are seeking a placement working with children (aged 0-18 years).
  • you will need a NDIS Worker Screening (WS) test if you wish to be placed in Aged Care Services

Please note: Students are not eligible for payment nor are they considered employees of Mercy Community at any time.

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