Before placement

Here are some key steps to follow before commencement of the Placement:

  1. Supervision requirements

    The placement requires all supervisors, including higher degree practicum supervisors, to have held general registration as a psychologist for at least three years before beginning supervision, to have successfully completed full training in competency-based supervision, to maintain training and competence and apply to renew their Approved Supervisor status every five years.

    The Accreditation Standards for Psychology Programs (2019) state that programs leading to eligibility to enter the Board’s registrar program require supervisors to hold the relevant area of practice endorsement (education providers must demonstrate a sound rationale if alternative arrangements are in place).

    When an appropriately trained and experienced clinician is interested in supervising clinical neuropsychology placements but does not meet all of the above criteria, co-supervision arrangements within the organisation can sometimes be arranged.

  2. Placement agreement

    A  statement indicating that a suitable placement agreement should be in place.

  3. Compliance report for students

    A statement indicating the compliance of students will be provided before their placements, including details of AHPRA registration, current police check (currently University policy is to obtain this 3-yearly, or more frequently if sites require), working with children check, and immunisations.

  4. Insurance certificate

    Insurance details of students, including a copy of the current Professional Indemnity Insurance certificate designed would be provided to placement sites and information about travel insurance provisions.

  5. Placeright placement process

    Acknowledgement of the Placeright planning process and participation in the documentation of placements should be provided.

  6. Attendance requirements

    Attendance at hospital-based group supervision and clinical meetings will be organised by the Placement Coordinator at the beginning of each calendar year, in consultation with clinical staff at participating sites.

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Dr. Jacqueline Anderson
Course Convenor
e: jfande@unimelb.edu.au
Dr Angie Jackman
Placement Coordinator
e: arja@unimelb.edu.au