How does the placement work?
Expected key learning outcomes
- To reflect on and improve own professional practice
- To learn professional care and communication with clients
- To analyse impacts of sociological factors on clients in community work and services
- To confirm client developmental status
|Placement type||Age group||Contact hours|
|Diploma of Community Services (accredited) - Placement 1||Any age group||10 weeks / 200 hours|
|Diploma of Community Services (accredited) - Placement 2||Any age group||10 weeks / 200 hours|
|Diploma of Community Services (non accredited)||Any age group||4 weeks / 100 hours|
Requirements for partners
- appointing a representative (with qualification equal to the student's course or higher in a similar field) to supervise the student for the placement duration
- providing opportunities for the student to meet the learning objectives of their placement experience
- providing an appropriate orientation for the student such as:
- your organisation’s policies and procedures
- occupational health and safety practices (e.g. accident and emergency procedures)
- information on break times
- names and roles of key personnel
- allowing visits by Swinburne to monitor and assess the student's progress
- providing the student with constructive feedback
- verifying the student’s attainment of skills
- meeting with the student and supervisor (teacher) from Swinburne for mid-way and final placement review meetings.
If a student has not notified you of their absence and has not attended placement in the first two days, please advise the supervisor from Swinburne.