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HPS918 - Clinical Placement 5

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne)

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Amanda Dudley and Jane Mc Gillivray



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

50 days supervised placement


This unit builds upon previous placement competencies and is aimed at providing students with the opportunity to further enhance their clinical psychology skills. Students will be expected to demonstrate key competencies in ethical and professional frameworks as well as advanced psychological assessment and intervention skills. Supervision on this placement will be aimed at increasing autonomy and responsibility as well as higher level integration of theory and practice. Placements aim to provide students with opportunities to develop clinical psychology skills in a range of settings such as adult, child, adolescent, acute, chronic, inpatient, community, forensic, and/or rehabilitation services. It is expected that for this unit students will undertake either an adult OR a child/adolescent placement that will complement their previous placements.

The placement program will be established jointly by the student, the placement coordinator, and the practitioners supervising the placement. This will include the minimum amount of face-to-face contact time with clients and the minimum supervision requirements. Placement Learning Contracts will specify learning objectives and key competencies as well as the responsibilities of the student, the Agency Supervisor and the Placement coordinator. Students will be required to have substantial client contact and carry their own caseload, under supervision.

Student’s performance will be reviewed at a mid and end of placement meeting. All meetings and paperwork are to be completed and are considered part of the unit requirements.     

This unit will also include a seminar to develop knowledge and skills in supervision.


Assessment task 1: Attendance for a minimum of 50 days
Assessment task 2: Presentation of logbook to the University Supervisor at the final placement review meeting (completion of the placement)
Assessment task 3: Satisfactory report on professional and ethical competence of the student from the Placement Supervisor and University Supervisor at the final placement review meeting (completion of the placement)
Assessment task 4: Attendance at and active participation in the seminar is a hurdle requirement for this unit

Hurdle requirement for this unit
These four assessment tasks and associated procedural components constitute 100% of the assessment for this unit. Failure to satisfactorily complete the requirements of any of the assessment tasks and their associated procedural components will result in the student failing the unit, preclude the admission of the student to the next placement and may result in the student's exclusion from the course.

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Unit fee information available soon

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

Your units are priced based on the course you are enrolled in. Please refer to the current year's course entry to estimate the unit cost.

You can calculate the cost of each unit by using the following calculation:

Course fee x unit EFTSL value = unit price

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