Going out on a work placement can be exciting and stressful at the same time, especially if it is your first placement. It is normal to feel anxious on your first day or even first week. Here are few things you can do to prepare yourself in advance and make the most out of your work placement.
These tips will help boost your confidence and reduce your anxiety and apply to all sectors, whether you are working in aged care, disability support, mental health , community services or child care.
It is good to keep in touch with your work placement supervisors and colleagues. Don’t forget to thank people for their contributions and let them know how they influenced your life and career. We hope these tips will help you make the most out of your work placement experience.
Be present and enjoy the experience! Good luck.
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if you have any further questions!
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