School of Health and Social Development Field Education


Lecturer talking to studentsHealth promotion field placements are designed to be diverse and challenging to students that allows them to link theory with practice within the broader community. The Deakin University Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion degree requires students to undertake one placement in their degree that includes a variety of settings across metropolitan Melbourne and provincial Victoria.

Settings for placement

Health Promotion encompasses a broad range of areas in society. Examples of agencies that have been involved with hosting health promotion students in previous years are:

  • Community Health Services
    Boroondara Community Health Centre
    Caulfield Community Health Service
    Whitehorse Community Health Service
    Eastern Access Community Health
  • Divisions of General Practice
    Eastern Rangers G.P. Association
    Knox Division of General Practice
  • Government
    The Cancer Council Victoria - Sun Smart
  • Local government
    City of Stonnington
    Cardinia Shire Council
    Banyule City Council
    Monash City Council
  • Voluntary Organisations
    Bicycle Victoria Network
    Foundation House
    Nutrition Australia
    YWCA Victoria
Assessment Requirements

Throughout the course of the semester, students are required to submit 2 assessment tasks and an additional assessment is given by the agency in the form of a performance evaluation.

1 - Practicum Proposal (25%)

2 - Project report with work book (55%)

3 - Agency evaluation (20%)

Fieldwork process:

The following steps give a brief overview of the practicum placement process.

Step 1

expressions of interest from agencies

Step 2

Student/Agency allocation

Step 3

Student contacts agency

Step 4

Student/Agency meeting & agreement

Step 5

Placement confirmation

Step 6

Placement commences

Step 7

University contact with agency

Step 8

Agency Evaluation

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30th January 2012