This unit is designed to provide students with support in their field experience in a specialist setting. Class content focuses on the ethical and legal issues relating to specialist practice, the translation of theories to the specialist applied setting, troubleshooting any practical problems arising on placement, and determining the appropriate use of specialist and generalist skills.

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APM5021 - Practicum 1

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate the application of knowledge of APS Code of Ethics in the placement setting;  
  2. Make the connection with psychological theories and the work performed in the placement setting;  
  3. Seek advice on practical problems and challenges arising in the placement setting;  
  4. Consider the appropriate use of generalist and specialist skills in the placement setting; and  
  5. Construct an appropriate Learning Contract in consultation with placement supervisor.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Journal Learning Contracts Pass/Fail
Journal Logbook Pass/Fail
Report Placement report Pass/Fail
Report Supervisor's report Pass/Fail
Minimum effective word limit 6500 words Assessment will be Satisfactory or Non-satisfactory.

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