Placement Opportunities

The PMH3110 Psychology impact placement unit at Monash provides students enrolled in the Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)  (course code M3005*) opportunities to gain professional skills as part of an  work integrated learning (WIL) unit over Summer Semester. There are five available streams including Global, Research, Industry, Health & Community, and Clinical, with suitable placements designed to enhance each student’s learning experiences and understand the various opportunities available to psychology graduates in the workforce.

*Please note that due to limited availability, students in the teach-out Bachelor of Psychology (with Honours) (course code 3883) are not eligible to apply.

Host Partnerships for Summer Semester 2021-22


Turner Institute Labs
Location: Various
Stream: Research

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
Location: Melbourne
Stream: Industry

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.



Location: Bayswater

Stream: Industry

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:

  • reviewing RUAGs onboarding process
  • developing a new probationary period process
  • developing reward and recognition programs
  • research engagement survey providers and provide a recommendation
  • create new termination and redundancy procedures
  • develop a structured apprenticeship program

More details are available here.


Providence Health

Location: Mornington, VIC
Stream:  Clinical


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:

  • Program planning, organisation and facilitation (we run a number of programs / workshops about different community and health issues).
  • Assisting with case management of individuals and their families regarding different health services available internally and with external providers (part of the role is networking and investigating providers).
  • Assisting with NDIS applications and collation of information to submit for application to the government body, NDIA.
  • Assisting with identifying, preparing, drafting and submitting grants.
  • Community / market research to support programs and grant applications.
  • Back office administration: database management, enquiry follow ups, reports preparation, marketing administration
  • Interpretation of government regulations and finding ways we can best work them into existing policies and procedures

Hearth Personal Care Services
Location: Malvern East, VIC, note some travel may be required

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.

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Behavioural Insights Unit, Department of Premier and Cabinet

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.

For more information:


Think Pacific Virtual Internship: Global Psychology

On this internship, you will support the Fijian Ministry of Health and grass roots NGO’s in Fiji to break the stigma about mental health in rural communities and promote positive messages in Fiji. For example, create an online campaign or physical resources that can be used to promote awareness on behalf of one of our partners, Youth Champs For Mental Health. Further information can be found here.

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.