Professional Practice

Professional Practice

The aim of industry placement program is to prepare you for the world of work and assist in applying your newly acquired skills and knowledge in real lifework environments. It also allows you to make meaningful connections with potential employers that may be able to employ you upon completion of your degree, or act as a work reference for other employment opportunities.

For Students:

Instructions for obtaining Police Check

All students must obtain a National Police Record Check, at their own expense, prior to commencing work placement. Further information on the National Police Record Check and the how to apply refer to:

Victoria:

http://www.police.vic.gov.au/content.asp?Document_ID=274

South Australia:

https://www.dcsi.sa.gov.au/services/screening

If the student has any disclosable items they will be advised to speak to the Course Coordinator/ Student Welfare Officer. A disclosable item may also influence the student’s ability to undertake work placement and therefore completion of the course.

Information about a student’s criminal history will not be released without a student’s written consent other than for law enforcement purposes.

The student is responsible to notify the Course Coordinator/ Student Welfare Officer of any infringement or change in status with regard to disclosable outcomes on their police record.

Instructions for obtaining Working with Children Check

The Working with Children (WWC) Act 2005 introduces mandatory screening processes for people who volunteer or work with children. All students must hold a current WWC, which is valid for 5 years from issue, before attending professional practice experience. Failure to obtain this will result in cancellation of the work placement.

The student is responsible to notify the Course Coordinator/ Student Welfare Officer of any infringement or change in status with regard to the WWC.

The WWC is free if applied for as a volunteer (i.e. student) but is not valid for employment. Information regarding applications for Working with Children Check is at:

South Australia:

https://www.dcsi.sa.gov.au/services/screening

Victoria:

http://www.workingwithchildren.vic.gov.au/