Who can apply for a La Trobe University Internship position with ERA?

This Internship program is offered exclusively to La Trobe students currently studying Exercise and Sports Science who are seeking to work in the allied health industry. Successful completion of this program will provide students with a Nationally Recognised Training qualification, Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (HLT43015), internationally recognised body composition certificate, ISAK Level 1, as well as a number of ERA certificates (complete list below). All applicants will be assessed to determine their suitability, and ability to meet the program commitments including training and assessment requirements as well as industry placement hours, prior to acceptance as a Student Intern.


4 Important reasons why you should apply for an Internship position with us:

1. Learn to APPLY your knowledge with real clients

You will develop your industry skill set by learning how to:
  • Undertake client prescreening & health asessments
  • Assist delivery of injury & rehabilitation programs
  • Develop advanced exercise programs
  • Undertake sports performance testing
  • Conduct a functional analysis with a client
  • Perform a biomechanical analysis of common movements
  • Correct or modify a client’s exercise technique
  • Work as part of an allied health team to assist a physio
2. Gain REAL industry experience while you study.
You will secure 120+ hours of placement across a range of workplaces:
  • Private physiotherapy practices
  • Game days with sports physiotherapists
  • Health and fitness centres
  • Community health facilities
  • Sports injury & rehabilitation facilities
  • Hospital rehabilitation centres
  • Exercise Research Australia (ERA)
3. Increase your professional network & JOB opportunities.
You will be mentored by our team with 85+ years experience:
  • Physiotherapists
  • Accredited Exercise Physiologists
  • Allied Health Assistants
  • Sports scientists
  • Strength & conditioning coaches
4. Start working NOW! Get industry trained & recognised. 
Hand your future employers a resume that stands out from the rest:
  • Cert IV in Allied Health Assistance (Physiotherapy) (HLT43015)¹
  • ISAK Level 1 Anthropometrist (Body Composition) certificate²
  • Introduction to Olympic lifting certificate³
  • Introduction to Sports taping certificate³
  • Level 1 Mobility & movement certificate³
  • Level 1 Visualcoaching certificate³
  • ¹Nationally Recognised Training qualification
  • ²International certification
  • ³ERA certification

Need more info?

Mid-year Intake NOW OPEN

Applications close 5pm Friday 23rd June, 2017.

Commences: June-July 2017

Duration: 11-12 months

Places available: Limited to ONLY 40

Cost: All student fees (services & amenities, tuition) are paid by La Trobe University as part of their placement program. This program is subject to eligibility* criteria.

*Contact Ruth in our office to check your eligibility to obtain a Commonwealth and State funded training place under the Skills First initiative. Students seeking a subsidised training place must meet the Skills First eligibility requirements as set by the Victorian Department of Education and Training at the time of enrolment and/or prior to course commencement to receive a subsidy towards their training tuition fee from the Victorian and Commonwealth Governments.