Bachelor of Psychological Studies students undertake a mandatory fieldwork placement, consisting of 60 hours during the semester, which requires students to apply their knowledge and use their interpersonal, communication and teamwork skills.

Students also attend a weekly fieldwork seminar in which they reflect upon their fieldwork experiences in the light of psychological theory.

Assignments take this process further by asking students to write papers in which they apply psychological frameworks to the real-life work issues arising from their fieldwork experiences.

Placement overview

The placement is linked to the APP3028 Fieldwork unit. Undergraduate psychology students will have opportunities to volunteer in a range of different areas of interest. The fieldwork coordinator facilitates placements and supports you through this process.

Some organisations involved with the Work Integrated Learning program include the AFL Western Bulldogs Football Club, Youth Now, Aspire Health & Psychology, VICSEG New Futures, a range of primary and secondary schools, as well as many other organisations.

Student documents & resources

I made many professional contacts and developed positive relationships with each of my supervisors. These contacts became references for subsequent employment opportunities.

Psychology graduate, Theresa Marasco

Host information & documents

Partnering with VU as a placement host organisation has many benefits.

Our students are familiar with the latest research and best practices and can bring new perspectives and creative ideas to your organisation.

The following documents have more information for host organisations:

This fieldwork placement is connected with the APP3028 Fieldwork Unit, studied as part of the following courses (refer to individual course pages for information on how to apply for the course):

Contact us

Dr Sally-Ann Free
Fieldwork Coordinator, Undergraduate Psychology
Phone: +61 3 9919 4096
Email: sally-ann.free@vu.edu.au