The Core Clinical Education Skills section of this website outlines the generic core skills that student supervisors should consider when preparing to host a student placement. 

You should contact your university placement coordinator for local specific support relating to the placement.

“AHP students or provisional psychologists on clinical placement can provide services to NDIS participants, provided they are under the supervision of a qualified AHP when delivering the services, and the participant has agreed that the student may deliver specific aspects of the support.

The service agreement between the provider and the participant should document this consent, and how the arrangement can result in additional flexibility (e.g. lower hourly rate or additional hours of service) for the participant”

To learn more about the implications for the safe provision of care delivered by allied health students, read the information at Allied health practitioner students and provisional psychologists

Supporting resources

National Disability Practitioners provides a repository website for students and supervisors.  Information for managers, experienced and first time supervisors can be located at this website.

They have also shared a case study presentation 'Student Placements' (36:35) that focuses on tips for establishing and maintaining a student placement program in this practice setting:



Building the Allied Health Workforce for an NDIS future’ (Flinders University) open access eLearning module. The information provided in this module includes:

  • Benefits of hosting a student placement in an NDIS setting
  • Orientation to the NDIS from a student placement perspective
  • Ways to incorporate student placements into NDIS funded settings
  • Placement models for NDIS settings
  • Orientation to service and facilitating learning in NDIS settings


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