CDS2002 Independent Project 1
Pre-requisite: CDS1001 and (CMS1000 or CMS1009) and CDS2000
Students must be eligible for a blue card or its equivalent from State and Territory jurisdictions in order to complete Human Services programs at USQ. Students seeking to undertake practicums must be officially authorized to work with children before they can be placed in a human service organization. Information about application requirements and procedures can be found on the websites which are provided in Other Requirements.
This industry placement is an opportunity for students to gain supervised practical experience in the human services environment. The objectives of the practicum are developed in conjunction with the host agency's supervisor and moderated by the designated member of the academic staff selected to supervise and evaluate the project. The course encourages students to develop independent discipline or field based techniques that will culminate in an assignment that lends itself to academic scrutiny. Outcomes of student and supervisor negotiations must have the approval of the Course Examiner. Students must enrol in this course in their selected semester, but may complete the requirements at any time in the year with permission from the Course Examiner. IMPORTANT NOTES: Working with Children: State law in Queensland requires that all adults (including university students in industry placement) working with children under the age of 18, in the State of Queensland*, obtain approval before commencing such work. This course includes a practical component (professional experience, project work, research, assessment etc.) that may require engagement with children under the age of 18. It is your responsibility to ensure that you possess a current suitability card (Blue Card) before commencing any practical components of this course. DO NOT PARTICIPATE IN ANY PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE WITH CHILDREN UNDER 18 UNLESS YOU POSSESS A CURRENT 'BLUE CARD'. For further information: http://www.childcomm.qld.gov.au/employment/bluecard/informationSheets.html *If you are undertaking practical experience outside the State of Queensland, Australia you should check local requirements. Contacting organisations: Students are NOT to contact any organisations until instructed by practicum staff. Instructions on how to organise the practicum will be emailed to student Umail accounts within the first two weeks of the semester.