Education and training

  • Student placements and observation requests

    The Physiotherapy Department has a busy clinical education program with over 100 undergraduate students and several postgraduate students undertaking placements from four different universities each year.

    Requests for student placements must be received directly from the University. Requests received from individual students are unable to be considered.

    Our ability to support observational requests from qualified physiotherapists is limited, but those seeking this support should contact us (email - to obtain an Observation Request Form.

    Work experience policy

    RCH is unable to accommodate requests for work experience.  Tertiary institutions offer a range of open days which provide a great opportunity to learn about the different Allied Health Professions.


    The Physiotherapy Department offers regular opportunities for physiotherapists to attend courses and further expand their paediatric physiotherapy knowledge.  All courses are advertised through this webpage when they are open for registration.

    Our courses are targeted at two levels of paediatric experience:

    • Starting Blocks - For early career physiotherapists or experienced physiotherapists considering a move into paediatrics.
    • Building Blocks - For physiotherapists with experience working in paediatrics with a desire to further their knowledge in a specific area of practice.

    We occasionally host courses that are delivered by an external provider.

    If you have any enquiries or would like to join our mailing list to be notified of future courses please email

    Upcoming courses

    Please come back later to see details on upcoming courses.

    Professional bodies

    The main professional body for Physiotherapy in Australia is the Australian Physiotherapy Association.