Workplace Learning (or Field Education or Placement) is a collaborative venture between the Human Services Field and Charles Sturt University - its staff and students.
This is your opportunity to find out if Diversional Therapy is really the career for you. It is also the time to put theory and practice together in real-life situations.
Going out on placement is the part of their learning that students most remember. It is the place where your professional identity, skills and knowledge all come together. Important information to assist you to prepare for workplace learning is located on this page. Once you enrol in the subject and register for placement further information will be provided.
Some activities such as securing your National Police Check or obtaining vaccinations may involve significant timeframes e.g. A Hepatitis B vaccination is a six-month process. Early preparation for these requirements can facilitate a smooth transition to the actual placement.
All students are required to submit a current resume, a certified copy of a current National Police Check, and a Working with Children's Check. These are available from:
Students wishing to complete a placement in NSW Health must be verified as health compliant. This process may take up to 6 weeks or more, so please read the information and discuss the requirements with your doctor.
Health have developed some videos to help you understand the compliance process. View them at this link:
Students undertaking their placement with Health in other states are still required to undertake the above process. However the verification process does vary so please liaise with the WPL office around this.