Host Partnerships for Summer Semester 2019
SLV.Global provides Psychology students the opportunity to gain valuable work experience in Sri Lanka. Their focus is on global mental health and on bolstering the existing resources in the communities where they work. Their aim is to provide skilled volunteers the chance to participate in a well-rounded, culturally immersive experience, which involves working at psychiatric facilities, social initiatives for adults and children with disabilities and teaching English. Volunteers on all of their placements have the opportunity to learn from local professionals to increase their knowledge and enhance their skill set whilst being immersed in an exciting new culture.
**Note: This placement location has changed from previous years due to updated travel warnings in place for Sri Lanka. Dates and availability of placements are not yet finalised. We hope to confirm the availability of this placement by early August.
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
Justin (Managing Director of Hearth) could not find a service for his son that was personalised, responsive, took away the administrative burden and ultimately, provided quality trained support workers. So, within the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), Justin created "Hearth Personal Care Services". Hearth provides in-home care and community access for people with disabilities. Hearth is one of the fastest growing new Victorian providers. Late 2017, a Transport Accident Commission (TAC) participant wanted Hearth to provide services, so Hearth also obtained TAC accreditation early 2018 and is excited to bring its new and fresh approach to the TAC sector. Central to the Hearth pledge of providing responsive and personalised support are Relationship Managers who interview, train and support the match of the right support workers. Under the watch of our Relationship Managers, participants are assured of timely responses and a Hearth culture based on caring and teamwork.
Please note hosts have indicated a commitment to offering a placement during summer 2019-2020, but may be subject to change.
For details of previous placement opportunities, please review:
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 2020, 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.
The first step in the selection process is to submit an application form by Wednesday 31st July 2019.
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.