Clinical placement allocation process
Please do not organise your own placement, or contact agencies directly to request a placement without first discussing this with the Clinical Placements Manager.
Step 1 - Apply for required security clearance
Before we begin to allocate your clinical placement activities, you must obtain all the required security clearances. Otherwise you will not be able to commence placement.
Please note that security checks may take time - so start applying as soon as possible!
Step 2 - Complete student placement information
We use the information you provide to ensure that we match you to the appropriate clinical placement settings and cater for any special requirements you may have. Here is what you need to do:
- complete/update the Student Placement Information form for the current year (via InPlace online placement system) - no later than end of week 2 of the semester;
- update your address and contact details in WES;
We aim to place you within the scheduled placement period; however, in small number of cases, this may not be possible.
Step 3 - Read Practicum Manual
You must consult the Practicum Manual on the Moodle site for your current placement - please read this thoroughly before your placement.
Step 4 - Details of your allocated placement
Master of Professional Psychology and first year Master of Educational and Developmental Psychology students will be notified of opportunities for professional experience activities during scheduled class times for EDF5561 and EDF5568.
Master of Psychology Educational and Developmental students will be informed of their year 2 placement allocations at the Practicum Orientation meeting in October of year 1.
This information will also be available to all students via InPlace.