Course details

Work Experience Challenge – Health Industries

Year level



1 Week



Max students


Course details

Work Experience Challenge – Health Industries

VICTORIAN CURRICULUM LINKS: Digital Technologies, Personal and Social Capability, Critical and Creative Thinking
TECHNOLOGY USED: Laser Cutting, Robotics, Motion Capture, 3D Printing, Video Editing


Careers in the Health industry are many and varied. Young people are often exposed to and express interest in working in the health sector but are unaware of the diverse range of career options or the pathways to get there. By participating in this program, students will be exposed to health professionals from a range of health-related careers, including paramedics, prosthetists, and allied health professionals.

Program Summary

Students will be presented with a health industry challenge as the driver of their work across the week of the challenge. They will use the design thinking process to tackle the challenge, presenting their proposed solutions to a panel of judges comprised of members of the health sector and other invited guests. The challenges will be delivered by a representative from a local health industry, including LRH or LCHS. Students will have the opportunity to hear the career pathway of a range of local health professionals and increase their understanding of what is involved in different health careers.

Taking part in this program, students will collaboratively:

  • Interview a range of health professionals from the local health sector and learn about their role in the community
  • Design a solution to a real-world health problem using the Design Thinking Process
  • Learn a range of skills to use digital technologies to create a prototype of their solution
  • practice professional workplace behaviours and expectations


Career Links:

Allied Health Professionals, Medical Professionals, Community Health Workers, Prosthetist, Paramedics, Health Information Managers.