Forensic Placement 4

PSY80109 12.5 Credit Points External Venue, Hawthorn


  • One Semester

Contact hours

  • Nominally 121 hours, although the total hours across the placement program is 500 hours which may be unevenly distributed across the four placement units.

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


PSY80108 Forensic Placement 3



Aims and objectives

The aim of the placement program is to ensure that trainees have appropriate opportunities to apply, under supervision, the advanced knowledge and skills they have acquired in the 3rd year class-based components of the course. The placement program is integrated with the classroom-based units, so that direct training in theory and skills precedes or occurs alongside practicum experiences. Trainees will be given opportunities to practise their skills while being supervised in a supportive and constructively critical environment. There is an expectation that student’s will be able to operate relatively independently, while still receiving appropriate supervision as per their provisional registration requirements.

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Establish a productive working relationship with more challenging clients, further develop expertise in a variety of intervention strategies used in the forensic context, apply these interventions with greater sensitivity and responsivity to individual client needs, and be capable of monitoring and evaluating those interventions.
2. Demonstrate competency with the assessment and diagnostic criteria for a range of mental disorders and problem behaviours, appreciate the prognosis of these conditions and the implications and expectations for treatment and management.
3. Independently conduct a forensic evaluation and be skilled in communicating the results of that assessment, under appropriate supervision as per their provisional registration requirements.