Melbourne School of Population and Global Health

Thank you for accepting a student from the School of Population and Global Health for a Professional Practice Unit (PPU). Our academic centres, institutes and units make vital contributions to teaching, research and engagement across a number of important population and global health disciplines.

Important dates

Placement period For placements beginning in Semester 1, 2023 For placements beginning in Semester 2, 2023
Professional Placement Agreement (PPU) signed & returned by: Friday 10 February Friday 7 July
Placement start date: Monday 20 February (negotiable) Monday 24 July (negotiable)
Completion of placement For placements finishing in Semester 1, 2023 For placements finishing in Semester 2, 2023
Placement end date: No later than Friday 19 May No later than Friday 13 October
Oral Presentation due: In week of 15 May (day to be advised) In week of 9 October (day to be advised)
Main Report due: Wednesday 7 June Wednesday 1 November
Workplace Supervisor Report due: Friday 16 June Friday 10 November

Estimated time commitment for supervisors

Task Estimated hours Comments
Meetings 10+
  • Initial meeting at the start of the placement
  • At least one meeting with student per 5 days
  • More intensive supervision is expected to be
    required in the first few weeks
  • A mid-placement performance review
  • End of placement reflection
Reading time 4-5
  • To give feedback on students work, including their final report
Workplace supervisor report 1
  • Due at the end of placement
Total Approx. 15 hours

Different levels are required dependent on the student, project type and length.



Need Help?

Sue Durham
Professional Practice Coordinator
Dawn Choo
Teaching Specialist and Industry Partnerships