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BEHL 3027


Course Level


Offered Externally


Course ID


Unit Value


University-wide elective course

First Semester
(Study Period 2)

Second Semester
(Study Period 5)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy

Course aim

To enable students to apply and/or generate psychological knowledge and skills in a workplace context.

Course content

Development of a placement learning plan that focuses on personal and professional develoment in a workplace setting.  Preparation for professional practice by developing an understanding of workplace contexts, values, ethics, professional relationships, accountability, competence. OHSW practices, workplace culture, structure, roles and functions.  Successfully complete a 150-hour placement.  Complete a learning journal throughout the placement recording progress and experience.  Complete a professional folio that documents progress and experience on placement along with critical self-reflection and evaluation of the learning outcomes.




Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
BEHL 2005 Introductory Research Methods
WELF 1013 Professional Development: Counselling and Psychology

The listed prerequisites plus two Level 2 psychology courses. NOTE 1: Onshore students are required to have undertaken Department for Communities and Social Inclusion Criminal History Screening and to have completed Child Safe Environments training. Some placements may also require students to hold a current drivers licence, National Police Check, Responding to Abuse and Neglect training, or recognised First Aid Certificate. NOTE 2: Offshore students please confirm requirements with your placement administrator.



Teaching method

Component Duration
Workshop 7 hours x 3 days
Field Placement 150 hours x N/A
Tutorial 2 hours x 4 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Task Length Weighting Duration
Plan 1500 words Pass/Fail N/A
Placement N/A Pass/Fail 150 hours
Portfolio 3000 words Pass/Fail N/A

Note: This is a non-graded course and your result will be a pass or fail.


EFTSL*: 0.250
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1)
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Course Coordinators

School of Psychology, Social Work & Social Policy
School of Psychology, Social Work & Social Policy

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