Host Partnerships for Summer Semester 2021-22
Turner Institute Labs
A variety of research projects are available, with some projects specifically available only to placement students. Research areas include addiction, sleep, memory and cognition, and cognitive and clinical neuroscience.
More details on the research projects are available here.
Psych Press is a leading developer, publisher and distributor of tailored psychological resource solutions used in the assessment and development of human capital. For instance, Psych Press developed the Australian version of the most popular personality test - Cattell’s 16 Personality Factors Questionnaire and the Emotional Reasoning Questionnaire. Much of this development work and consulting expertise centres around offering online solutions to organisations such as Holden-GM, Ericsson, Ernst & Young, Corrective Services etc.
More details are available here.
RUAG is a rapidly growing, dynamic and progressive aerospace and defence company with operations in most states of Australia. The placement will involve working closely with the Senior Manager, HR, gaining exposure to all areas of HR within a corporate environment. Projects are subject to change but may include:
More details are available here.
Location: Mornington, VIC
Providence Health is a not for profit, non-government Medical General Practice Organisation and Registered NDIS Provider.
We support clients and their carers to promote their freedom of choice. We work collaboratively with partners and networks (other NDIS providers and community and government contract agencies) to complement their services. Overall, we strive to be a difference-maker, a pathway to a sustainable solution, and a bridge to a better and more independent tomorrow.
With our specific GP-led services for the NDIS, we’d like to take on board a student wanting to gain exposure to:
Hearth Personal Care Services
Stream: Health & Community
Hearth provides Support Worker, Allied Health and Positive Behaviour Support services across Metropolitan Melbourne, covering Melbourne’s Inner East, Outer East, North West and Bayside.
Hearth introduced a fresh and innovative approach to disability services. A number of things set Hearth apart from a more traditional provider, including the Relationship Manager role, the passion for support worker matching to the participants needs and interests and quality of the central support team including expert compliance.
Hearth began through the lived experience of founder Justin and his son Tristan, built from scratch from 2017 to transform disability support, constantly evolving through experience with hundreds of support workers and participants and strengthened through deep sector collaborations, including with leading universities.
Allied Health and Positive Behaviour Support is new in 2021. We have established an initial team, but will be constantly recruiting to match the significant demand across Melbourne.
We are in the exciting first phase of “Hearth Housing”, working on establishing in both the East and Northwest Melbourne. Once the initial houses are established in 2021 and the model proved, we plan to be able to scale across metro Melbourne.
We provide quality support services (NDIS and TAC Accredited) which enables participants to realise their strengths and lead fulfilling lives. Our services focus on participant-centred long term sustainable support that allows participants to lead fulfilling lives at home and in their community.
Our vision is to lead Australia when it comes to supporting individuals with a disability to lead their best life.
The Behavioural Insights Unit is part of the Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet. We work collaboratively across the public sector to deliver projects, trials and interventions that improve outcomes for Victorians.
Behavioural insights helps us understand how people make decisions. It draws on psychology, behavioural economics, user-centred design and systems thinking to better design, develop and implement public policies. Behavioural insights is an approach that recognises that humans are not the entirely “rational actors” that traditional economics and public policy design assumes.
We work collaboratively with partners on projects that have a clear behavioural issue. We can help partners define a problem target statement, assess whose behaviour is contributing to the policy issue and design and test behaviourally informed interventions using concepts such as salience, loss aversion or reciprocity.
We also provide advice on specific pieces of work such as the messaging in surveys, letters or websites, and provide information on the behavioural science evidence that might support more effective implementation of a policy.
Since the Unit was established in 2016 we have worked across all policy areas, helping to bring a behavioural lens to improving the lives of Victorians in the social, economic and environmental domains.
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Please note hosts have indicated a commitment to offering a placement during summer 2021-22, but may be subject to change.
Placements are offered to successful candidates after a vigorous selection process. Placement students are expected to demonstrate a high level of professional conduct, and to be prepared to engage in a professional workplace environment. For this reason, the selection process encompasses more than consideration of academic results. Applicants are expected to:
- achieve at least a distinction (70%) average across their university studies,
- Satisfactorily completed 48 credit points, including PSY2061 and PSY2071
- Submit a resume
- Prepare a brief statement highlighting why they wish to participate in the placement
- Be able to demonstrate any relevant extra-curricular activities
- Attend a brief interview with Monash staff
- Be aware that some placements may have further requirements such as further interviews, a Working with Children’s Check (WWCC), Police Check, immunisation/vaccinations.
The placements are currently offered over summer and host availability may restrict placement dates. Successful applicants must have general availability between mid to late November to February 2021, except between Christmas to early January. We recommend that travel plans and work arrangements are finalised after host placements are confirmed, as the nature of the placement may not be able to be adjusted to accommodate applicant availability.
Applicants are encouraged to utilise resources to prepare their resume and illustrate their skills and experiences. Tools available in career websites, such as Student Futures, and support at Career Connect, can assist.
Applications for 2021 are now open. Please apply via this link by midnight 1 August 2021.
Short-listed students will be required to attend a pre-selection interview as outlined above. Some placements also require interviews and a selection process with the host partner. Further details will be provided to prospective applicants.