School Of Science And Health

Workplace Learning 2 (Community Placement)Western Sydney University Unit Code: 400252.3


Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 3

Credit Points: 10

400246 Workplace Learning 1 (Therapeutic Recreation)

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
This is a specialty unit offered as a compulsory core unit of Bachelor of Health Science- Therapeutic Recreation program. It is profession specific, preparing students to practice as a recreation therapist and not relevant or appropriate as an elective for non-therapeutic recreation students.

About this Unit
This unit provides students with the opportunity to experience the practice of therapeutic recreation in the workplace through a supervised placement experience with industry. Students will complete practice hours in accordance with the National Diversional and Recreation Therapy Australia requirements. Students will develop skills in client assessment, problem identification, program planning, implementation and evaluation in a range of therapeutic service settings. Students will develop learning contracts and explore the advocacy and support needs of the clients.

Special Requirements - Legislative Pre-requisites

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


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


4. 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.

5. NSW Undertaking/Declaration form

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

7. Relevant Local Health District specific documentation as requested.

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


Special Requirements - Essential Equipment
Uniform - pants, and a WSU Therapeutic Recreation shirt available from The Co-Op shop on campus.

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