Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Health professional student supervision


Further information

Clinical placement documents

Supervising students can at times seem an overwhelming task. There are a variety of national and international sources of information available to support you. The following links provide access to some of these resources.

TELL Centre

TELL is the acronym for Teach, Educate, Learn, Lead. The TELL Centre's aim is to create a community of practice for learners and teachers. The Centre is an initiative of the School of Medicine and Pharmacology at the University of Western Australia. Traditionally the health professional teaching and supervision programs have been delivered through face-to-face workshops. Through TELL, ‘Teaching On The Run’ (TOTR) has now been successfully adapted to blended learning where there is an online component to support the face-to-face workshops and more recently LOTR to a fully online version.

Health Workforce Australia Clinical Supervision Support Program

The aim of the Clinical Supervision Support Program (CSSP) of Health Workforce Australia (HWA) is to expand clinical supervision capacity and competence across the educational and training continuum, inclusive of Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector, professional entry to postgraduate students and vocational trainees, for medicine, nursing and midwifery, dental and allied health professions by supporting measures:

  • to prepare and train clinical supervisors
  • to deliver and develop a competent clinical supervision workforce, which delivers quality training.

University of British Columbia, College for Health Professional, Website for Practice Educators

This resource site has been developed for all health and human service professionals. The information and resources are meant to be for preceptors, mentors, coaches, managers, instructors, field supervisors and other roles within practice education.

The Nursing Centre

The Nursing Centre was established to create a specialist nursing career and workforce centre to bring together all of the experiences of the last 10 years and to collaborate with innovative nursing programs and resources from around Australia and the world to create a hub of nursing activity. One resource, the Preceptoring Partnership Charter helps to facilitate an open conversation between Preceptor and Learner to clarify expectations and contribute to a successful Preceptoring Partnership and learning outcomes.

Effective mentoring

A Sage publication chapter on effective mentoring.