A group of 2025 graduate program participants at induction week.

Cerebral Palsy Alliance’s Graduate Program equips future allied health professionals with specialised skills 

Cerebral Palsy Alliance (CPA) is proud to announce the successful conclusion of its Induction Week for the 2024 new Graduate Program participants. The week provided a group of 27 Allied Health Practitioners with invaluable training and hands-on experience as they embark on their careers in allied health care. 

Over four intensive days, participants engaged in a comprehensive clinical orientation, hands-on workshops, and immersive “Day in the Life” experiences, gaining practical insights into the complexities of working in allied health settings. Working with fellow physio, speech, exercise physio, and occupational therapists, the graduates learned how their future therapy sessions can reflect cutting-edge research and technology via specialist CPA programs and networks. 

A unique feature of the program was the focus on cerebral palsy (CP) specific assessments conducted within discipline-specific groups. This specialised training allowed participants to develop a deeper understanding of CP and tailor their approach to providing person-centred care for individuals they will be supporting. 

“The two-year graduate program at Cerebral Palsy Alliance goes beyond traditional training,” said Mark Liberatore, Regional Manager Therapy Services, CPA.  

“We are committed to providing our graduates with a holistic and supported learning experience. They work and learn from other therapists in multidisciplinary teams, and access groundbreaking research and technology to enrich their learnings resulting in exciting careers that literally change people’s lives – including their own.” 

As part of Cerebral Palsy Alliance’s commitment to fostering the next generation of allied health professionals, the Graduate Program emphasises a collaborative approach, encouraging multidisciplinary teamwork and knowledge sharing among participants. 

“We are thrilled to have had the opportunity to mentor and train these talented graduates,” added Mark. “Their enthusiasm and dedication are a testament to the bright future of allied health care, and we look forward to seeing them make a positive impact in the lives of individuals living with cerebral palsy.” 

For more information about the Graduate Program at Cerebral Palsy Alliance and future opportunities, visit https://cerebralpalsy.org.au/careers/or contact careers@cerebralpalsy.org.au.

A group of 2024 graduate program participants at induction week.