Student placement with us
Doutta Galla Aged Services is known as a leader in student placement services in Western Metro Melbourne and we welcome students from a wide variety of study streams. By partnering with
a range of universities, TAFEs and registered training organisations such as Victoria University, Holmesglen and AMES Australia, the organisation is able to maintain a high standard of care and support to the students. The relationships formed between staff, students and residents results in many of the students applying for ongoing employment with Doutta Galla.
Doutta Galla not only welcomes students studying Aged Care and Individualised support, but also extends the opportunity for placement to other streams including social work, hospitality, allied health, human resources, leisure & health and community services. Qualifications range from Cert III to Masters.
Please speak with your Registered Training Organisation’s placement coordinator to see if you are eligible for a placement with us. Due to the volume of requests we receive, we are unable to discuss placements with students individually.
Social Work Student Placement Success Stories:
Given autonomy to practice the skills gained from their course whilst incorporating their own passion, a music program was introduced by a social work student who could see the benefit music offers our residents. He gained residents trust and built strong bonds by bringing in his bongos and guitar. We saw residents who would normally stay in their room come out to be involved in the program and engage in a way they hadn’t before.
Other social work students liaised closely with our staff, to ensure they were looking after themselves. A self care plan was created and has since been implemented within our orientation program for staff, students and volunteers.