NAPA Centre prides ourselves on being a teaching clinic and as such, volunteers and students are an integral part of our team.
NAPA Centre welcomes students from accredited occupational, physical and speech therapy university programs. As an outpatient paediatric setting we provide students ample opportunity to gain experience working with children with neurodevelopmental diagnoses such as cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, genetic disorders, developmental delay and autism.
Our therapists are passionate about educating future practitioners. As a student at NAPA Centre, you will be provided with a structured curriculum that includes one on one supervision with a therapist of your discipline, a plethora of hands on learning opportunities, mentorship from seasoned experienced professionals, and experience working as part of a multidisciplinary team.
Interested in becoming a student at NAPA Centre? Please fill our enquiry form below to contact our student coordinator. All student placements are organised directly with your university and may require an interview.
NAPA Centre gladly accepts volunteers to help out in our busy clinics. Gain invaluable experience in our paediatric setting while also learning more about occupational, speech and physical therapies. Use your time at NAPA to gain experience in the therapeutic world, maximise learning opportunities from some of the best paediatric practitioners around, and add invaluable experience to your resume.
In exchange for your commitment, NAPA Centre therapists are happy to offer you advice, mentorship, and if you wish, a letter of recommendation in exchange for your dedication and assistance.
If you would like to volunteer at NAPA Centre please complete the below enquiry form and our Volunteer Coordinator will reach out to you with the next steps.
All volunteers at NAPA must be over the age of 18 years and will be required to provide a current Working with Children Check (Unpaid) to be eligible. These are available for free and can be applied for through State government authorities (Service NSW and Service VIC). All volunteers at NAPA must be fully COVID vaccinated.