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CDS2002 Field Placement A

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Psychology and Counselling


Pre-requisite: CDS1001 and CDS2000

Other requisites

Students must have examiner's approval to enrol in the course. This approval is contingent on a secured placement prior to the beginning of the term in which the student wishes to enrol. Students need to contact the BHMS Placement Office during the semester prior to enrolment to successfully secure a placement for the upcoming semester. Students must also have a Blue Card issued by the Commission of Children and Young People and Child Guardian in Queensland or its respective interstate equivalent to enrol in CDS2002.
Students will require access to e-mail and have internet access to UConnect for this course.

Outcomes of student and supervisor negotiations must have the approval of the Course Examiner. Students must enrol in this course in their selected semester and complete all course requirements within the term enrolled.

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: // *If you are undertaking practical experience outside the State of Queensland, Australia you should check local requirements.


This industry placement provides student with the opportunity to observe and experientially learn how to integrate and apply human services theories, knowledge and skills in a safe, supportive and supervised environment The course encourages students to develop independent discipline or field based techniques that will culminate in an assignment that lends itself to academic scrutiny. 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 Bachelor of Human Services (counselling major) is fully accredited by the Psychotherapy and Counselling Association of Australia Inc (PACFA).

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2015 Online
Semester 2, 2015 Online