Unit code: APP3028 | Study level: Undergraduate
(Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
Footscray Park
APP2014 - Psychology 2B
(Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)


In this unit you will undertake a mandatory fieldwork placement, consisting of 30 hours placement or the Fieldwork Placement Alternative Project*, and in-class course work.  Fieldwork requires you to apply your knowledge and use your interpersonal, communication and teamwork skills. In the workshops you will investigate your fieldwork experiences in the light of psychological theory. Assignments take this process further by asking you to apply psychological frameworks to the real-life work issues arising from your fieldwork experiences.

All placement activities (Fieldwork Placement Alternative Projects) for this unit must be pre-approved and authorised by the Undergraduate Psychology Placement Officer. Credit will not be applied retrospectively for unauthorised activities. Students may be required to complete a proportion of the placement hours before undertaking the unit.  Further information to help you prepare for APP3028 Fieldwork unit, as well as details on the criteria and procedures for enrolment and successful completion of this unit can be found at:

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Critically reflect on and establish self-directed, professional development goals;
  2. Exhibit a cycle of practice-reflection-practice, to guide student learning and to link academic learning with applied experiences;
  3. Elucidate fieldwork related issues and propose solutions; and
  4. Critically review how academic theory, knowledge and skills can be applied to work issues, professional roles and settings.


For Melbourne campuses

Assessment type: Assignment
Grade: 20%
Develop and write learning goals for fieldwork (1400 words)
Assessment type: Journal
Grade: 40%
2-part Reflective journal: (Two journal entries: 1000 words each)
Assessment type: Report
Grade: 40%
Part A and Part B - see below

Required reading

Selected readings will be made available via the unit VU Collaborate site.

As part of a course

This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):

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