Unit

School Of Psychology

Professional Placement 2Western Sydney University Unit Code: 102695.3

Discipline: PSYCHOLOGY

Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 7

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Roy Laube


Assumed Knowledge
Readiness for external placement as assessed in Clinic Placement A in the University’s Psychology clinic.


Prerequisite
101815 Clinic Placement A

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in course 1812 Master of Clinical Psychology.


Teaching Periods

PeriodOffered  Campus  Contact
2020 2H  Yes  Bankstown Campus - COMPOSITE  See Coordinator above   Timetable.   Print Unit Outline*
2020 2H  Yes  Penrith Campus - COMPOSITE  See Coordinator above   Timetable.   Print Unit Outline*
2021 2H  Yes  Bankstown Campus - COMPOSITE  See Coordinator above   Timetable not available  
2021 2H  Yes  Penrith Campus - COMPOSITE  See Coordinator above   Timetable not available  

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About this Unit
This placement unit is an external placement that provides students the opportunity to practise, under clinical supervision, clinical psychological assessment and intervention to a range of clients across age ranges, severity levels and psychological disorders. The aim is to build upon and extend knowledge, skills, relationship and professional attitude competencies acquired during a supervised University Clinic placement while working with real clients seeking clinical psychological services within an external agency. Each external placement must comprise a minimum of 200 hours of clinical psychology practicum work of which at least 80 hours must be in face-to-face client work, and all internal and external placements together must comprise a minimum of 1000 practicum hours of which 400 hours must be in face-to-face client work as defined by APAC. Placement are arranged by the Placement Coordinator who is responsible for ensuring that the placement and supervision meet APAC requirements. Students must participate in the mandatory workshops and present a case at the relevant Case Presentation Day (or equivalent by permission in special circumstances).

Special Requirements - Legislative Pre-requisites

All Students

To be eligible to enrol in a unit and attend a health-related placement in your course, students must meet Western Sydney University course requirements AND Special Legislative Requirements to be assessed in their first year of study against the following

1. National Criminal History Check: Students must have a current (expiring 3 years from date of issue) check valid for their entire course. A valid National Criminal history check must be an Australia wide check, include the student's full name matching their Student ID card and date of birth and not have any offences listed. If a student has a criminal history identified on their check, they must provide a Clinical Placement Authority Card (CPAC) or conditional letter from the NSW HealthShare Employment Screening and Review Unit

https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/careers/student_clearance/Documents/appendix-10-student-application.pdf

International students must additionally have a translated International Police Check or statutory declaration.

2. A NSW Working with Children Check (WWCC) clearance letter issued under the category of volunteer valid for their entire course.

3. A completed vaccination/immunisation card with all serology results containing expiry dates and currency must be maintained by the student to ensure compliance for their entire course.

4. NSW Undertaking/Declaration form

5. Completed any additional health forms required (such as NSW Health Code of Conduct, Health Student Undertaking/Declaration and Tuberculosis (TB) Assessment Tool), flu vaccination.

6. Relevant Local Health District specific documentation as requested.

Contact your School for further details. Resources are also available on the Placement Hub website

https://www.westernsydney.edu.au/learning_futures/home/placements_hub/placements_hub/student_compliance

For Online Students

To be eligible to enrol in a unit and attend a health-related placement in your course, students must meet Western Sydney University course requirements AND Special Legislative Requirements in your state, to be assessed in their first year of study, against the following

1. National Criminal History Check: Students must have a current check valid for their entire course. A valid National Criminal history check must be an Australia wide check, include the student's full name matching their Student ID card and date of birth and not have any offences listed. If a student has a criminal history identified on their check, they must provide a clearance or authority document or conditional letter from their relevant authorised state organisation.

International students must additionally have a translated International Police Check or statutory declaration.

2. A Working with Children Check (WWCC) clearance letter or state equivalent, valid for their entire course.

3. A current approved first aid certificate valid for their entire course, approved provider courses can be found at

http://training.gov.au

4. A completed vaccination/immunisation card with all serology results attached - currency must be maintained by the student to ensure compliance for their entire course.

5. Undertaking/Declaration form (or state equivalent documents)

6. Additional forms as required per state related to, but not limited to, Tuberculosis Assessment tool, Hepatitis B statutory declaration form, flu vaccination, Signed Code of Conduct, Student Deed Poll and all other state equivalent documents as required.

Contact your school for further details. Resources are also available on the Placement Hub web page

https://www.westernsydney.edu.au/placements_hub


Courses
1812.3Master of Clinical PsychologyCURRENT




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