Doctors in Secondary Schools

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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

Expression of Interest

Currently all our schools are in service, with no vacancies.  However if you are interested in the program you are welcome to let us know for future reference.

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 modules as part of the induction process.

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
  • Camperdown College
  • Casterton Secondary
  • Geelong High School
  • Heywood District Secondary College
  • Horsham College
  • Lavers Hill P-12 College
  • Maryborough Education Centre
  • Mount Clear College Ballarat
  • Mount Rowan Secondary College
  • Newcomb Secondary College
  • North Geelong Secondary College
  • Phoenix P-12 College Sebastopol
  • Portland Secondary College
  • St Arnaud Secondary College

Map of DISS Schools in WVPHN


Referral Pathways local guides for clinicians working in the Doctors in Secondary Schools program.

Geelong Otway here

Ballarat Goldfields here

Great South Coast here

Wimmera Grampians here