HPS328 - Psychology At Work (Internship)


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

Must be enrolled in course D391, H300, H344, H345


HPY107 or HPS207 plus 8 credit points



Incompatible with:


Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

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


Students do not need to undertake any pre-preparation for this unit beyond completion of HPS207, which will have developed job seeking and readiness skills. If you wish to seek and secure a placement early, please contact the Unit team to discuss arrangements. Access to the unit site is given approximately 6 weeks prior to the commencement date of the trimester, which should provide time to find, and complete, the placement, within the unit timelines. Once you have access to the unit site, this provides access to information about how to source placements, what should be considered when choosing a placement, a supervisor handbook and all other materials required to complete the unit.


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.

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