Community discusses career opportunities in healthcare


Nearly 60 people heard about the rewards of a career in health at Bass Coast Health’s (BCH) Careers Open Day on Wednesday, 14 June.

Students at secondary schools and tertiary institutions joined with existing staff and others to learn about careers at BCH at afternoon and evening presentations at Wonthaggi Hospital. 

Sessions covered careers in Support Services, Nursing and Midwifery, Allied Health and Medicine.

The program included presentations from our Learning and Development, Support Services and Human Resource teams, along with Federation University, Monash University and Country Universities Centre Bass Coast.

Participants toured the hospital, and met representatives of BCH and event partners at information tables in the foyer of the new hospital.

BCH CEO Jan Child said careers in health are rewarding and diverse, and BCH was pleased to be able to offer supported pathways, enabling staff to work and study locally to progress their careers.

“There are many and varied Learning and Development opportunities dedicated to supporting staff and enabling them to grow,” she said.

“We offer Graduate Year programs for Nursing and Allied Health graduates, enabling them to gain vital experience while being mentored by experienced colleagues to make the most of their first year in the workforce post-graduation.

“We are now an accredited training site of Federation University, allowing first year Nursing students to undertake their practical training at Wonthaggi Hospital. Without this option, Nursing students would have to travel further afield for training or alternatively be unable to pursue Nursing as a career due to the cost of travel or living away from home.”

BCH is able to do this because of the strong partnerships with the South Gippsland Bass Coast Local Learning and Employment Network, Country Universities Centre Bass Coast, Federation University and Monash University.

“We feel very privileged to work in partnership with these important institutions to provide so many career opportunities locally,” Ms Child said.