Integrated Practical Placement Program

Holmesglen's IPP program fosters workplace diversity, offering a unique chance for young individuals with learning or intellectual disabilities to transition from study to employment.

Embracing diversity through educational partnerships

Holmesglen’s Integrated Practical Placement (IPP) program embraces diversity in the workplace and provides a unique opportunity for young people living with a learning or intellectual disability to bridge the gap between studying and finding employment.

The three-way placement delivery model

Unlike other placement programs, the real benefit of this model is in the three-pronged approach between Holmesglen, the partner organisation and WISE Employment, a disability employment service (DES) - each offering support and guidance to students from placement right through to employment.

Benefits of the program

  • Practical hands-on learning in a professional workplace
  • Personal on-the-job placement support provided by WISE Employment
  • Employment coaches provided by WISE Employment to transition into work
  • Graduate with a 22302VIC Certificate I in Work Education from Holmesglen

Success factors

  • 80 per cent of graduates have gained mainstream employment
  • Winner of the Victorian Training Awards 2019 for - Industry Collaboration
  • Winner of the Australian Training Awards 2019 for - Industry Collaboration

Course streams

Sport and recreation stream

Active Monash

Holmesglen has partnered with Monash City Council and Active Monash to deliver a Sport and Recreation stream for the IPP program.

  • Students will experience working in locations across the City of Monash – Oakleigh Recreation Centre, Clayton Aquatic and Health Club and Monash Aquatic and Recreation Centre.

In addition to professional experience, students will gain the following qualifications:


Students will have new skills, qualifications and experience to add to their resume. Active Monash will assist students' search for paid employment in the Sport and Recreation sector. The program is ideal for young people who are motivated to work and learn job specific skills.

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Healthcare stream

The Royal Children’s Hospital and The Royal Melbourne Hospital

This program is helping young Victorians living with a disability to grow their career opportunities and gives our students greater skills and knowledge while they study. During the year, our students complete three nine- week placements.

The class is deployed across a range of functional areas in the hospital, including human resources, medical records, allied health, volunteer and family services, early learning centre, kitchen, mailroom and equipment departments.

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Student job outcomes on the rise with placement program

The IPP is helping young individuals find exciting career opportunities.