Ascend Health

We train university students to work as support workers

University students work at Ascend Health

Stand out from the crowd when you graduate

Gain relevant experience and knowledge that isn't taught at university. Join Ascend Health Group to receive practical experience, high-quality training, guidance from experienced mentors, and all whilst working alongside experienced therapists. You'll get paid a great rate and have access to flexible and local work.

Ascend Health is hiring Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Psychology, Speech Pathology, Medical, or Nursing students studying in Adelaide, the Sunshine Coast, and Perth.

Gain valuable experience

Get ahead of the crowd when you leave university. With support from experienced Team Leaders, you'll gain valuable experience and insights that is just not taught in university.

High quality training

Be part of a team that is dedicated and enthusiastic about helping others. Our extensive training will ensure you're comfortable helping those that are most in need.

We have a dedicated career pathway

Not only do you get real-world experience and gain valuable skills working alongside experienced therapists, there are great opportunities to fast-forward your career progression. Become a sought-after and supercharged new-graduate therapist by working at Ascend Health whilst you're studying. The work hours are flexible and you'll have a clear pathway that you can monitor within your personalised dashboard. Plus, get great pay, with an average wage for students being $34/hr on a part-time contract.


0-6 months

Support Worker

6-24 months

Team Leader

18-24 months

Therapy Assistant

24-36 months

New Graduate

0-12 months

Jnr Therapist

12-36 months

Why work for Ascend Health Group?

Currently, people with disabilities have poor access to support services, with long wait times, low-quality services, and a lack of choice. Ascend Health Group’s innovative model is boosting access to desperately-needed support services while offering invaluable training and practical experience to university students studying health related degrees.

Therapy students typically graduate with limited experience of working with people with cognitive disabilities or how to treat patients in the home, resulting in poor job satisfaction and high dropout rates from therapy professions.

More than 50% of therapists seek a career change after only five years, and a recent Victorian study found the average career length for physiotherapists is seven years.

Career opportunities

The opportunity for career progression and leadership roles whilst you study.

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Earn a great income

We offer work that is flexible and fits around your studies or family commitments.

Make a difference

Use your skills to make a difference in your local community before you graduate.

Practical experience

Gain experience so that you can become more employable following your studies.

How to apply

Learn more about the role of support workers

Our goal at Ascend Health Group is to help our members wherever possible to transition to a life of independence and community participation. This means that the work that support workers can do varies greatly because of the many different abilities and life situations of our members.

You might help with the everyday tasks around the home like cleaning, gardening, showering, toileting, cooking, or help with your daily living activities like dressing, grooming and eating. You might also help members with activities that allow a person to participate effectively in their environments, including meal preparation, transport to events or appointments, or helping with employment and volunteer activities for example.

Support Worker Role

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