The Doctors in Secondary Schools Program is an opportunity to challenge yourself and positively impact the health outcomes of young people.
The program is designed to support secondary school age students with their primary care needs through access within their school environment.
Through the Department of Education and Training, the Victorian State Government have continued to commit funding to cover the cost of healthcare services in 100 public secondary schools statewide.
This aims to:
- Make primary health care more accessible to students
- Provide assistance to young people to identify and address health problems early
- Reduce pressure on working parents
Doctors in Secondary School Program - Western Victoria
The DiSS program currently has vacancies in Camperdown College and Casterton Secondary College.
Camperdown College is a co-educational P-12 school with a strong and proud tradition of supporting students to achieve successful outcomes. The school is located in the beautiful Lakes and Craters district of south-west Victoria.
Casterton Secondary College is 353km west of Melbourne and is approximately 70 km from Hamilton in Western Victoria and Mt. Gambier and the Coonawarra districts in the South East of South Australia.
Expression of Interest
General Practices must be accredited against the RACGP Standards or working towards accreditation.
Practices are required to provide bulk-billing services for students, have a medical software program and have – or are willing to have – a clinical audit tool installed to record and report data.
General Practitioners and Practice Nurses will need to undertake a Working with Children Check and training as part of the induction to the program.
Current participating schools in western Victoria
The Doctors in Secondary Schools program is currently delivered to the following schools in our region:
- Ararat College
- Beaufort Secondary College
- Brauer Secondary College Warrnambool
- Colac Secondary College
- Geelong High School
- Heywood District Secondary College
- Lavers Hill P-12 College
- Maryborough Education Centre
- Mount Clear College Ballarat
- Newcomb Secondary College
- North Geelong Secondary College
- Portland Secondary College
- Phoenix P-12 College Sebastopol
- Horsham College
- St Arnaud Secondary College
- Mount Rowan Secondary College