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Integrated Practical Placement Program

Embracing diversity through educational partnerships

Holmesglen’s Integrated Practical Placement (IPP) program embraces diversity in the workplace and provides a unique opportunity for young people living with a learning or intellectual disability to bridge the gap between studying and finding employment.

The three-way placement delivery model

Unlike other placement programs, the real benefit of this model is in the three-pronged approach between Holmesglen, the partner organisation and WISE Employment, a disability employment service (DES) - each offering support and guidance to students from placement right through to employment. 
Benefits of the program
  • Practical hands-on learning in a professional workplace
  • Personal on-the-job placement support provided by WISE Employment
  • Employment coaches provided by WISE Employment to transition into work
  • Graduate with a 22302VIC Certificate I in Work Education from Holmesglen
Success factors
  • 80 per cent of graduates have gained mainstream employment
  • Winner of the Victorian Training Awards 2019 for - Industry Collaboration
  • Winner of the Australian Training Awards 2019 for - Industry Collaboration

How the three-way placement delivery model works

  • DES referral
    DES refers new clients to Holmesglen to do Integrated Practical Placement Program
  • Enrolment
    Student enrols in course at Holmesglen
  • Placement
    Student begins placement at partner organisation
  • Student Support
    Student is supported through their placement from partner organisation, DES and Holmesglen
  • Graduation
    Student graduates from course
  • Employment
    DES supports student in gaining mainstream employment

  Course streams

​Sport and recreation stream

Active Monash
Holmesglen has partnered with Monash City Council and Active Monash to deliver a Sport and Recreation stream for the IPP program.
  • Program is from February to November, starting 2021. 
  • Students will experience working in locations across the City of Monash – Oakleigh Recreation Centre, Clayton Aquatic and Health Club and Monash Aquatic and Recreation Centre. 
In addition to professional experience, students will gain the following qualifications:
  • Certificate I in Work Education
  • AUSTSWIM Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety or equivalent
  • Lifesaving Victoria Pool Lifeguard Award or equivalent
  • Senior First Aid and CPR



Pictured above - Active Monash facilities 

Students will have new skills, qualifications and experience to add to their resume. Active Monash will assist students' search for paid employment in the Sport and Recreation sector. The program is ideal for young people who are motivated to work and learn job specific skills.


​Healthcare stream

The Royal Children’s Hospital and The Royal Melbourne Hospital
This program is helping young Victorians living with a disability to grow their career opportunities, and gives our students greater skills and knowledge while they study. During the year, our students complete three nine- week placements.

The class is deployed across a range of functional areas in the hospital, including human resources, medical records, allied health, volunteer and family services, early learning centre, kitchen, mailroom and equipment departments.


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  Our partners
The Royal Melbourne Hospital logoActive Monash logoThe royal Children's Hospital Melbourne logoWise employment logo



All information is correct at the time of printing but subject to change.

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