Diversional Therapy

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's also the time to put theory and practice together in real-life situations.

Importance of your placement

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Going out on placement is the part of your learning that you'll remember most. It's the place where your professional identity, skills and knowledge all come together.

Once you enrol in the subject and register for placement, we'll provide you with further information.

Getting ready

Some activities such as securing your National Police Check or obtaining vaccinations may take some time. For example, a Hepatitis B vaccination is a six-month process.

If you prepare early for these requirements, you'll be able to transition easily to your actual placement.

You must submit a current resume, a certified copy of a current National Police Check, and a Working with Children's Check. These are available from:

If you want to complete a placement in NSW Health, you 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 and Education Training NSW have developed some videos to help you understand the compliance process:

If you're undertaking your placement with Health in other states, you are still required to undertake the above process. However the verification process does vary so please liaise with the WPL office around this.