|Short Description:||Professional Placement B|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences|
|School or Department :||School of Health and Wellbeing|
|Student contribution band :||2021 Grandfather Funding Cl 1|
|ASCED code :||090599 - Human Welfare Studies and Serv|
|Grading basis :||Pass/Not Pass|
|Version produced :||1 March 2021|
This course is comprises 210 placement hours in the human services, health, community, disability and aged care sectors. It is possible to undertake a placement outside of Australia subject to approval of a proposal and the obtaining of a qualified overseas supervisor. 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 unless alternative arrangements have been made and approved by 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. *If you are undertaking practical experience outside the State of Queensland, Australia you should check local requirements.
The course provides opportunities for students to refine and apply professional attributes and skills in areas such as case work, client and stakeholder communication, analytical thinking, teamwork and organisational management. The field experience and assessment will also enable implementation of theoretical frameworks and techniques available to human service practitioners.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Students are not to commence work in the host organisation without authorisation from the assigned USQ staff member. The USQ staff member will need to approve the suitability of the host organisation, the work plan, and the supervisor, prior to starting the placement. Failure to receive prior approval before commencing will be working outside the parameters of the course and will not be recognised or supported by USQ or its insurance coverage. Additional information about professional placements can be found on the Bachelor of Human Services Studydesk site, located on the main Studydesk page for Human Services students.