Allied Health Transition to Practice Graduate Program

Collage of allied health professionals. Left: physiotherapist talking to patient, right: occupational therapist talking to patients via telehealth.The WA Country Health Service (WACHS) Allied Health Transition to Practice (T2P) Program aims to support graduates making the transition to rural and remote practice.

The T2P program is open to graduate allied health professionals - audiology, dietetics, health promotion, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, podiatry, social work and speech pathology - with less than two years post-graduate experience.

The program runs over a full year and sessions are carried out via videoconference. Graduates can enter the program at any time, from any location.

Entry into the program is attained only after you have obtained employment at WACHS. You can apply for a job at WACHS through our Allied Health Recruitment Pools or by searching for your profession using the ‘keyword search’ at JobsWA.

Two allied health professionals running a group session.

The T2P program comprises of the following key components:

  1. Onboarding and work-shadowing; Designated time set aside for orientation and "learning the ropes". This includes an on-site orientation buddy with regular scheduled meetings and a minimum of two days of work-shadowing opportunities.

  2. Designated time of two hours per week to complete components of the T2P program and engage in further self-directed learning.

  3. Professional supervision: Graduates will be paired with a professional supervisor/mentor. Graduates will meet with their supervisor one-on-one regularly to work towards their individual learning plan, access clinical support and develop professionally. 

  4. Clinical skill development consisting of regular meetings with other WACHS graduates in your profession facilitated by the discipline coordinator and access to professional development opportunities. The regular meetings include a combination of professional learning, reflective exercises and opportunities for informal group discussion.

  5. Team learning through regular meetings with other WACHS graduates across a range of disciplines to improve your skills and knowledge in areas such as caseload management, self-care and rural and remote practice. 


Last Updated: 24/04/2024