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 2019

SLV.Global
Location: Bali or India
Stream:  Global

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
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.

 

RUAG

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

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.

Apply

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.