Objectives To develop a contemporary student placement model to address current placement challenges, impact student learning, and alleviate supervisor burden. Methods A modified Delphi technique was used to seek opinions, insights, and creative solutions. Results A draft Communities of Practice placement model, based on a systematic literature review, was introduced to a heterogenous expert panel (n=12). A contemporary placement model was developed and refined via video conference and email over three rounds. Conclusions Despite initial reluctance concerning a new model, participants became conversant with the concept of peer-to-peer learning, where incidental, albeit essential, learning and support occurs between students, which also supports supervising staff. Greater flexibly and student screening were also incorporated to enable greater learning, confidence building, and reflection. The model’s success is contingent upon students working within their scope of practice and provides a contemporary approach to best responds to student, education provider, and health service needs.