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.

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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.

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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

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Allied Health Clinical Education Coordination

Please note that a new Allied Health Clinical Education Coordinator will be commencing Monday 3rd November 2014 and any enquiries over the period 20/09/2014-31/10/2014 shoud be directed to the Chief Allied Health Officer on (02) 6205 0893.

For information related specifically to student clinical placements please visit ACT Health Student Clinical Placement Unit

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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.

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Contact Us

Allied Health Clinical Education Coordination

Between 20/09/2014-31/10/2014 please phone (02) 6205 0893.

From 03/11/2014 please phone (02) 6174 4759.

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