Most students at the Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) are enrolled in programs (courses) that require the students to undertake placements with external organisations where they are supervised by staff from those organisations. This allows students to experience real life clients/patients and workplaces, as well as providing opportunities to develop their skills, knowledge, attitudes and professionalism in a particular setting.
Supervisors from sites in the public and private health sector, education and other private and non government organisations make an invaluable contribution to the development of these future professionals. The supervision of students also allows external supervisors to keep abreast of the latest teaching within their field as well as experiencing the personal reward of involvement in the development of the future professionals in their field.
Education and Workshops for External Supervisors
For those professionals interested in developing their knowledge and skills in student supervision, FHS provides both experienced and new supervisors with training in this area. For more information on specific workshops go to the page on Education and Workshops for External Supervisors.
Making an Offer to take Students on Placement
The Faculty generally sends out a request for placement offers in the latter part of a calendar year, for placements in the following year. This assists with planning of student placements for any given calendar year, as the planning process commences a significant time before an actual placement occurs. On some occasions, additional requests for placement offers may also be made for specific placement times.
For professionals interested in offering new placements that may not have been offered in the earlier requests periods, please contact the relevant Work Integrated Learning Administrator.