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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2011 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Dr Simon Albrecht


Students are required to complete four separate placement units. Students who do not attend 75% of the placement seminars when they are enrolled in the placement subject risk an incomplete mark or failure. Exceptions will be considered for documented illness or family emergency, or prior arrangement with the Placement Seminar Coordinator. Students who fail to meet the attendance requirement may be required to attend another semester of placement seminars.


At the end of the unit students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the ability to apply academic learning to organisational practice.
  2. Effectively communicate goals, learning and insights from placement experiences in a structured and engaging way.
  3. Demonstrate understanding of the professional roles, code of conduct and ethics of the organizational psychologists as described by the Board of Psychologists and APS.
  4. Demonstrate understanding of the professional competencies of organisational psychologists (assessment, diagnosis, intervention design and implementation, evaluation and reflection).
  5. Provide evidence of placement experiences, professional growth and development in terms of placement report, documentation on hours worked, and a supervisor report.
  6. Demonstrate awareness of different career development exercises as well as the skills to support selection, negotiation and students employment in their first role.
  7. Show the capacity to stimulate and lead class discussion.
  8. Deliver class room facilitation exercises (such as scenarios, problem solving exercises and role plays).


75% Attendance of Placement Seminars plus three assessment pieces:
1. Placement presentation/case scenario (20%)
2. Professional placement report (40%)
3. Simulated psychological interventions project (40%)

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Simon Albrecht

Contact hours

Masters students 125 placement days & DPsych students 188 placement days (over whole course)