Open Polytechnic

Platform and its members help to train and develop the people who will be our future mental health and addiction workforce by hosting placements for Open Polytechnic students studying for the Bachelor of Social Health and Wellbeing.

Since 2000, we have been assisting in the training and development of our future mental health and addiction workforce by organising placements for students in community mental health and addiction services.

We find 100- and 200-hour placements for 3rd and 4th students with our members or in other mental health and addiction services. This can be a great opportunity for organisations to get to know possible future staff.

We’re also part of an advisory group for developing the Bachelor qualification. This helps to ensure that graduates have a good understanding of the community sector and graduate work ready.