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The ERA Placement Experience

At ERA we have a passion for work integrated learning and strive to provide our Allied Health Assistant students with valuable placement experiences, which is why we seek to develop partnerships with quality providers in industry. We are driven to ensure our interns have a strong foundation of knowledge & skills to bring value to the workplace, resulting in a positive outcome for both the student and placement partner.

Real World Education

While working towards obtaining their qualification our students have the opportunity to learn from a range of experienced and skilled allied health professionals, including:

  • Physiotherapists
  • Accredited Exercise Physiologists
  • Exercise Scientists
  • Allied Health Assistants

All of our trainers and assessors are currently practising in industry alongside their ERA teaching and bring relevant real world examples, as well as current practice, to our students.

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Our Student Interns

We are dedicated to educating job-ready AHAs and strive to give capacity back to our industry partners. By providing students with hands-on learning opportunities they build a foundation of knowledge & skills to enter the workplace with the ability to execute a vast range of tasks.

Complete Exercise Session Documentation

Students routinely complete exercise session documentation, including; composing home exercise programs with direction from their supervisor and filling out details of the session complete within an exercise chart.

Assist with Client Transfers

Client transfers can be quite labour intensive, so an extra set of hands can go a long way. Students have hands-on practice to safely use mobility equipment and assist with transfers.

Complete Clinical SOAP Notes

Managing back-to-back clients makes it difficult to keep on top of clinical documentation. To save supervisors time, our students can complete SOAP notes in draft format, ready to be edited and approved by their supervisor.

Set Up Treatment Sessions

Setting up and packing down treatment sessions is time consuming. To ensure supervisors save valuable time, our students can take the lead to efficiently set up and pack down equipment.

Interaction with Clients Clients

Building positive rapport with clients is an important skill for students to refine. Interns are always excited to interact with clients and enjoy greeting patients and escorting them to their session.

Manage Equipment & Documentation

In addition to managing inventory and restocking equipment, students execute tasks such as; obtaining patient files and documentation required for the implementation of a treatment session.

Hear From Our Students

"Coming into the internship my career goal was to become a physiotherapist and having the opportunity to shadow a physiotherapist on my placements really clarified and reinforced that is the career path that I wish to take."

Emmy Makrenos
La Trobe Health Science Student & 2019 ERA Intern

“The ERA program has been a great opportunity to develop networks, and the additional learning has really supported what I have learnt at University”

Matt Schnerring

La Trobe Physiotherapy Student & 2020 ERA Intern

“I honestly came out of Uni with a whole lot of theoretical knowledge, but I didn't really have much practical experience outside of my placement hours. Being able to actually work with clients and then finding out what works with certain people and what doesn't has been such a good experience.”

Marcus Sullivan
ACU Exercise Science Student & 2019 ERA Intern

Our Facilities

ERA's blended delivery model provides opportunities to learn in a range of work settings. Our custom-built education spaces have been designed to replicate the workplace, ensuring students graduate with real-world skills.


Hospital Inpatient Simulation Space

Designed to replicate a hospital ward, students learn how to safely transfer patients, instruct the use of mobility equipment, interpret patient charts, and effectively manage patients in the acute setting.

Outpatient Simulation Space

Designed to replicate an outpatient therapy space, students learn how to safely use exercise equipment and implement therapeutic exercise programs to patients in the sub-acute setting. 

Community Gym Space

Our fully functioning community gym is used to implement exercise and rehabilitation programs with members of the local community. Students learn how to safely use exercise equipment and implement exercise and rehabilitation programs to clients in the community setting.

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What Do Our Students Learn?

Download our Student Program Outline to explore the range of topics and skills our Allied Health Assistant interns learn throughout their qualification.

Download Program Outline