Clinical Education

Clinical education and training for Allied Health; Students, Professionals and Assistants is a significant part of ACT Government Health Directorate's core business, undertaken in partnership with the tertiary and vocational sector.

ACT Health Dedicated Allied Health Clinical Educator Model

A key focus of the Chief Allied Health Office is to support a culture of innovation and excellence in clinical education, and this is undertaken through the ACT Health-wide Allied Health Dedicated Clinical Education Model (AHDCEM). The AHDCEM’s key aim is to support and improve the quality, quantity, and sustainability of clinical education and student placements in an environment of increasing demand from universities.

Allied Health Student Clinical Placements

ACT Health accepts students and trainees undertaking health and health related courses for clinical placement within the Health Directorate facilities, subject to operational availability, a current Deed of Agreement with the student's university being in place as well as a current schedule for the student's course.

For further information please go to our Student Clinical Placement page

Allied Health Clinical Education Coordination

The Allied Health Clinical Education Coordinator Jennie Yaxley can be contacted on (02) 6174 7959 or email jennie.yaxley@act.gov.au.
For information related specifically to student clinical placements please visit ACT Health Student Clinical Placement Unit

Clinical Educator's Network

The aim of the Clinical Educator's (CE) Network is to support allied health clinical educators (or their equivalent) in the consistent delivery of high quality and sustainable clinical education across all allied health professions within ACT Health and Calvary Public Hospital.

The CE Network facilitates:

  • Sharing of knowledge in health professional education and clinical supervision;
  • Learning in relation to new clinical education programs;
  • Inter-professional learning;
  • Development and evaluation of allied health student and trainee initiatives;
  • Improved education outcomes across the public health sector;
  • Liaison with key stakeholders.

Network meetings are held every two months for one hour. The network is chaired by the Allied Health Clinical Education Coordinator and membership includes allied health clinical educators from across ACT Health and Calvary Public Hospital.

In professions where there is no dedicated clinical educator role membership is extended to staff at the HP3 (or higher) level where they have a role in activities directly related to clinical education.

For more information on the CE Network including dates, time and venue please contact the Allied Health Clinical Education Coordinator.

Graduate Certificate in Higher/Tertiary Education

The Graduate Certificate in Tertiary or Higher Education is an Allied Health and Nursing/Midwifery workforce development Initiative for Allied Health Clinical Educators.

See below for more information.

Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Education

The University of Canberra and ACT Health have collaborated to deliver a scholarship scheme that supports both allied health and nursing and midwifery staff to undertake the Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Education.

This qualification aims to develop a greater understanding of the theories and practices of tertiary teaching through detailed analysis of how students learn.

Course Restructure
The Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Education course will be undergoing a signficant review and restructure in 2015 and as such ACT Health will not be participating in the 2015 intake.

Expressions of interest for the 2016 Intake will be advertised in late 2015 and interested staff are invited to check back at this site then or to liaise with the contact officer below.

Contact Officer:
Jennie Yaxley - Jennie.Yaxley@act.gov.au
Allied Health Clinical Education Coordinator
(02) 6174 7959

Contact Us

Allied Health Clinical Education Coordination

Phone: (02) 6174 4759.

Enquiries related to student clinical placements can be emailed to SCPU@act.gov.au