Real-world experiences that prepare you for the workforce

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Placements at Wanslea

Work placement opportunities

Wanslea offers work placements in community services across Perth and regional Western Australia. We can provide placements in the following areas:

  • Early childhood education and care
  • Social work
  • Community services
  • Allied health
  • Research and evaluation
  • Other projects related to service implementations and improvement, including quality and strategy development
  • Administration and corporate services
  • Student work experience (Must be 18+. Only available at Wanslea Early Learning and Development centres)
“From day one, I felt so welcomed and supported by my supervisor and Wanslea staff alike. This enabled me to jump straight into my placement experience, build positive relationships and make the most of my learning.”
social work placement
“I have had an interest in Foster Care since beginning my social work degree [and] working with children and families has been a career goal of mine for some time. Wanslea encompasses key social work values and principles which align perfectly with my own practice framework.”
social work placement

The perks of a Wanslea placement

Inclusive workplace

Our team is committed to making Wanslea a diverse, safe and enjoyable environment for everyone.

Hands-on opportunities

Take part in immersive and varied learning experiences that will prepare you for the work.

Outcome-based learning

All placement activities are designed to meet the specific course or placement outcomes set by your learning institution.

Expand your network

Gain access to the extensive Wanslea network and connect with other placement students on a similar career path.

Purpose-driven work

Contribute your time and ideas with the knowledge that you’re helping children and families realise their potential.

Values-based organisation

Join a values-driven organisation that emphasises integrity, respect and evidence-based ways of working.

Extra training

Expand your skill set and set yourself up for success by participating in our student induction program and cultural education training.

Contribute to the program

Contribute to the continuous improvement of the program for future students by offering your invaluable feedback.

How to apply for a placement

1. Enquire about a placement

Speak to the relevant person at your place of study about securing a work placement at Wanslea. They will tell you about any protocols in place that they need to follow. If there is no referral process between Wanslea and your college, school, university or registered training organisation. Please email

2. Create and send
your Curriculum Vitae

Prepare a Curriculum Vitae (CV) that demonstrates your existing skills, experiences, and interest in a placement at Wanslea. Follow the instructions from your institution or Wanslea’s Student Unit Coordinator to submit your CV. 

3. Prepare for and attend your interview

If you are invited for an interview at Wanslea, please dress professionally, arrive promptly and prepare any questions you wish to ask about student placements. We will notify you if you are successful in securing a placement at Wanslea.

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What to expect from your placement

Each placement is slightly different from the next, as we consider your course requirements and learning needs.

Activites you might undertake:
  • Student placement induction program
  • Cultural education program
  • Directly supervised practice with children and families across our programs
  • Planning and delivery of early intervention support
  • Child assessment and observation
  • Research and evaluation
  • Lesson planning and delivery
  • Project work
  • Facilitating groups
  • Incursions and community activities
“After the induction I was placed in the different rooms and engaged with the children and educators. [I was] also able to spend time doing my studies [when] I wasn’t on the floor. I was guided by the educators and any enquiries or questions that I had were answered.” 
early childhood education and care placement
"All staff were supportive and encouraged me to complete all tasks.”
early childhood education and care placement
Contact us
For further information about student placements please contact our People and Culture team on 9245 2441 or email If there is no referral process in place between Wanslea and your college, school, university or registered training organisation.