Forensic Placement 3

PSY80108 12.5 Credit Points External Venue, Hawthorn


  • One Semester/Teaching period

Contact hours

  • Nominally 121 hours

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2021 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

2 Aug 21 - 31 Oct 21

7 Dec 21

Last self enrolment:
15 Aug 21

31 Aug 21


PSY80107 Forensic Placement 2



Aims and objectives

The aim of the placement program is to ensure that trainees have appropriate opportunities to apply, under supervision, the knowledge and skills they have acquired in the class-based components of the course. Trainees will be given opportunities to practise their skills while being supervised in a supportive and constructively critical environment.

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Establish a productive working relationship with clients.
2. Develop, apply and evaluate expertise in a variety of intervention strategies used in the forensic context and be capable of evaluating those intervention.
3. Compare and contrast the assessment and diagnostic criteria for a range of mental disorders and problem behaviours and their prognosis as well as implications for treatment and management.
4. Conduct a forensic evaluation and be skilled in communicating the results of that assessment.