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: https://www.vu.edu.au/current-students/careers-opportunities/placements-work-integrated-learning/psychology-fieldwork.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
Selected readings will be made available via the unit VU Collaborate site.
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):