The "shared" clinical placement model refers to occasions where the clinical education of a student is shared between two or even three therapists within a workplace. This occurs most commonly when the therapists are working in two different areas, or when there are part-time therapists who share the student supervision on their corresponding work days. Therapists may be working in different teams or even locations. For example, acute inpatient focus and a community rehabilitation focus.

This may be an attractive option if you are a practitioner who works part-time, or if your caseload is coupled with senior or management duties - and you have limited supervision capacity. The shared model allows therapists in such circumstances to continue student supervision opportunities despite their reduced capacity. It also allows students to tap in to valuable placement experiences that would otherise be impossible using the traditional apprenticeship approach.