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 60 hours of placement, 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 real-life work issues arising from your fieldwork experiences.

    All placement activities for this unit must be pre-approved and authorised by the Undergraduate Psychology Placement Officer. Credit will not be applied retrospectively for unauthorised activities. You may be required to complete a proportion of the placement hours before undertaking the unit. Further information to help you prepare for the 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.

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