Placements, as a component of a course or degree program, offer you the opportunity to practice the skills of your profession and gain practical experience in a real-life setting. By participating in placements you will develop
- a greater understanding of the ways in which professionals operate within a variety of contexts;
- the ability to transfer knowledge between theoretical concepts and practice applications;
- the skills to effectively facilitate independent learning;
- an ability to plan, organise, and manage the work environment.
Guidelines for your activities while on placement
Now you are ready to attend your placement you will be expected to adhere to the various guidelines for you behaviour and conduct. During placement you are expected to practice safely and appropriately under the guidance of your supervisors. If however you experience difficulties in your placement the University offers various forms of support and insurance while you are on placement.
Explore the links below to find out what is expected of you, the university and your supervisors.