2020 unit information
Classes and seminars in Trimester 2/Semester 2, 2020 will be online. Physical distancing for coronavirus (COVID-19) will affect delivery of other learning experiences in this unit. Please check your unit sites for announcements and updates one week prior to the start of your trimester or semester.
Last updated: 2 June 2020
This unit is offered as a Start Anytime unit and is available from Study Period (SP) 1 in January 2020. 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.
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
Students do not need to undertake any pre-preparation for this unit. Especially, you should not be seeking any sort of placement until you have access to the CloudDeakin site where all information is provided about how to source placement, what should be considered when choosing a placement, and all other materials required to complete the unit. Access to the CloudDeakin site is given two weeks prior to the commencement date of the Study Period and there is ample time to find, and complete, the placement, within the unit timelines.
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.
These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this UnitAt the completion of this Unit, successful students can:
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
Integrate their experiences from their placement and discipline studies to provide oral examples of graduate learning outcomes in an interview setting.
GLO2: CommunicationGLO4: Critical thinking
Critically evaluate their experiences during placement to improve on their areas for development and evaluate their career aspirations following their degree.
GLO2: CommunicationGLO4: Critical thinkingGLO6: Self-management
Conduct themselves professionally in a workplace that directly benefits their career path within broader psychology related industries, and demonstrate competence in key employment related skills including the capacity to work both collaboratively and independently, reliably, responsibly and safely.
GLO2: CommunicationGLO5: Problem solvingGLO7: TeamworkGLO8: Global citizenship
Apply and integrate relevant psychological knowledge and skills within an authentic work placement.
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
To achieve an ungraded pass in this unit all assessment tasks must reach Ungraded pass.
The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.
There is no prescribed text. Unit materials are provided via the unit site. This includes unit topic readings and references to further information.
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