Faculty of Education

Monash University

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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0 points, SCA Band 1, 0.000 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedClayton First semester 2014 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2014 (Off-campus)
Clayton Second semester 2014 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2014 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Mrs Janene Swalwell


In this unit students are introduced to practical experience and provided opportunities to reflect on their efforts to develop psychological skills in practice and rehearsal situations. The practicum develops a range of professional skills and acquaints students with issues of professional ethics and practice in psychology. Supervision sessions provide students with feedback to enhance their skill development. Students undertake the equivalent of around 18 days on placement. The placement activities undertaken in this unit contribute to the total placement hours required for the course (minimum 1000 hours). Students are supervised on site by their field supervisors and have regular contact with their University supervisors. EDF6507 Clinical placement in psychology 1 is flexibly timed.


Upon successful completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. apply their knowledge and skills for assessment, consultation, counselling and intervention to working with clients
  2. apply report writing skills to practice
  3. use knowledge of local human service systems and an applied understanding of legal and ethical issues relevant to the specialist fields of counselling psychology or educational and developmental psychology.


This unit is graded pass grade only (PGO).
Satisfactory completion of placement (students must keep adequate records as outlined in the unit guide).

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Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload comprises:
(a.) Contact hours for on-campus students:
+ 135 hours (18 days) per semester of clinical placement experience (some days and hours may be transferred between the three placements with the permission of the placement coordinator)