HPS328 - Transitioning to Work

Year: 2018 unit information
Enrolment modes:

This unit is offered as a Start Anytime unit and will be available from Study Period (SP) 1 in January 2018. Further general information about this unit is available here.

Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Warrnambool, Cloud (online)

Students will not be able to self-enrol. Register for enrolment here.

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

Must be enrolled in course A301, D387, D390, H300, H344, H344CR, H344DA, H344WE, H345, H348

Unit chair:

Sandra Hooper


HPS207 and must have completed 16 credit points



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

140 hours of placement with an authorised host organisation and completion of self-paced pre-placement online modules.


This unit aims to build on the second year unit, HPS207 and provide students with a more detailed understanding of how psychology is applied in a work setting. The skills developed will enable students to develop further strategies to assist them in gaining meaningful employment at the completion of their studies in psychology and to make a successful transition to work.

The development of generic, employment-related, professional skills in psychology related fields will be achieved through a combination of  self-paced modules and a minimum of 140 hours placement with a relevant, course-related organisation. During the placement, students will be encouraged to consolidate or enhance existing professional skills.

Each student is responsible for selecting and negotiating their own appropriate work placement, for authorisation by the Unit Chair. Work placements are intended to provide students with opportunities to develop skills and knowledge in psychology related areas which will enhance their professional development and employment potential as well as provide insight into career options.

Students will have up to approximately 10 weeks to source a placement and up to a maximum of 8 months to complete it. Further details about how this Start Anytime unit will run are available on the School of Psychology Start Anytime page.


Ungraded pass, consisting of:

Assessment task 1: Participation in mock interview (10 minutes)

Assessment task 2: Student evaluation of performance and learnings from work placement (1200 words)

Assessment task 3: Placement log book (including Host Supervisor's Placement Feedback Report)


To achieve an ungraded pass in this unit all assessment tasks much reach Ungraded pass.

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