Coledale Hospital

Participating hospital information updated Friday 29th July 2016. Please contact specific hospitals if further information is required.


Lawrence Hargrave Drive, COLEDALE NSW 2515 / PO Box 2130, AUSTINMER NSW 2515



Manager / Contact

Edward DAVIDSON - Physiotherapy Unit Head Coledale and Bulli Hospitals

Phone: (02) 4267 0130


No of FYGs


No of physios (PT) and assistants (A)

2 F/T (including FYG), 3 P/T, 2 P/T AHA

No of hospital beds


FYG Clinical Rotations

Inpatients Rehabilitation ward - 10/11 week rotation as part of ISLHD Physiotherapy New Graduate Program.

Working hours

Monday to Friday 8am to 4.30pm

Allocated day off every four weeks in consultation with team and Unit Head.

Weekend shifts


Evening shifts



Nil on site. Can access Wollongong Hospital staff accommodation, if available.


Coledale and Wombara train stations are approximately a 15 minute walk to the hospital. Less than 1 hour from Sydney. Parking is available on site

Orientation Process

Corporate orientation 1/2 day + eMR training 1/2 day - remaining orientation completed online via HETI learning modules. Site and department orientation on first day of each new rotation. ISLHD Physiotherapy New Graduate Handbook supplied as part of ISLHD Physiotherapy New Graduate Program.

Education programs

ISLHD New Graduate Skills and Education Program to be held on Monday 29th and Tuesday 30th January 2018.

ISLHD Physiotherapy New Graduate Handbook supplied as part of ISLHD Physiotherapy New Graduate Skills and Education Program.

Site specific orientation and education revision program each rotation.

Pre-Requisites e.g. D/L; Interest in clinical areas relevant to facility

Current NSW drivers license (or equivalent). 

Interest in Clinical Areas: Rehabilitation

Social Activities

  • All water sports, all outdoor sports, bushwalking, cycling, hang gliding/para gliding and horse riding
  • Cafes, markets, art galleries, movies, theatre
  • Close to beaches
  • Less than 1 hour from Sydney
  • Regular social activities
  • Close to:
    • Symbio Wildlife Park
    • Royal National Park
    • Sublime Point Lookout
    • Bald Hill
    • Sea Cliff Bidge
    • Grand Pacific Drive
    • WIN Entertainment Centre
    • Wollongong Botanic Garden

Support Mechanisms

ISLHD Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a free, confidential, and professional counselling service for all staff. ISLHD Physiotherapy New Graduate Coordinator and senior staff are friendly and supportive.

Annual Leave Policy

Only 2 weeks of annual leave will be approved during the new graduate year. All leave is granted at the discretion of the Unit Head Physiotherapists for individual sites, taking into account the needs of the service. No leave can be taken for the first 3 months. We try to spread the leave taken across all sites.