Non Partner Site Placements


Partner sites provide most of the requirements for student placement. However, students will need to source some of their placements with properties that do not participate in the Student Placement Program.

Student Guide to Organizing Animal Husbandry Placements provides further information about organising placements with Non Partner Sites. From page 11 it relates specifically to Non Partner Site placements and will be updated when the VVC pages are completely set up.

Extramural Practical Work Placements - Electives

Students who commenced prior to 2010 have the option to complete 4 weeks of Discretionary Experience to develop further skills in other areas or to further their skills with the core species listed above. This includes Veterinary Practices, Wildlife Parks/ Zoos, Alpaca farms etc.

Students who commenced since to 2010 are required to complete 2 weeks of Elective Experience to develop further skills in other areas or to further their skills with the core species listed above. This includes Wildlife Parks/ Zoos, Alpaca farms etc. It does not include Veterinary Practices.

Students use Partner properties or source Non Partner organisations. On completion of these placements, students are required to complete an online Self Assessment / Skills Sheet, a Feedback Form and have their supervisor complete a Supervisor’s Report. No assignments are required for Elective Experience.

Use of Non Partner Sites

Non Partner Site properties may be used for core unit of study requirements (Horse Stud, Beef Cattle, Dairy Cattle, Sheep, Pigs, Poultry) in the event that all available Partner Site placements have been allocated for any particular placement period. The Extramural Unit will email students when applications for Non Partner Site placements are being accepted and for which species.

Procedure for Applying for Placement to a Non Partner Site

Students wishing to attend a Non Partner Site for VETS4236 Preparation for Veterinary Practice, Animal Husbandry Placement Requirements should refer to the Submission Deadlines table below before proceding further.

Non Partner Site placements are organised online through the VVC. Following is an outline of the process:

1. Ascertain that the property is not a Partner Site by searching the 'All Animal Husbandry Properties' list on the VVC, Animal Husbandry Properties pages. These Partner Sites have previously indicated their willingness, or otherwise, to host students. Students are not permitted to contact these sites for the purpose of organising their own placements.

2. Apply for approval to make initial contact with a site.

3. If approval is given, you will be notified also of the required documents that you must both enter online and submit to the faculty office. Proceed to contact the site to request a placement. Ascertain that the property is a commercial operation and that it meets the minimum requirement for stock numbers as follows:

  • Beef Cattle: no less than 50 breeding cows
  • Dairy Cattle: more than 50 milking cows
  • Horse Stud requirement for current 3rd Year: Stud work essential, must be a commercial stud
  • Horse requirement for current 2nd and 1st Year: acceptable establishments include Equestrian, Performance, Racing, Riding Schools, Stables & Trainers, and Horse Studs. Hobby farms are not accepable.
  • Sheep: no less than 500
  • Pigs: no less than 30 sows and preferably 100
  • Poultry: minimum 1,000 laying chickens, minimum 3,000 broiler chickens
  • Elective Experience (students enrolled in 1st Year from 2011): any commercial enterprise that is not a Veterinary Clinic.


4. If you have a positive response from your request to attend the property and if the property meets the stock requirements arrange your dates with respect to the submission deadlines, given below, for the required documents . Make sure you allow enough time for your supervisor to complete and return these documents.

5. You will need to return to this page to download a Principals Agreement Form. AH_Principals Agreement Form (pdf)

You may also need to download one of the Site Profile Surveys if the property is new to the faculty.

Property Profile Survey (pdf)

Zoo & Wildlife Profile Survey (pdf)

6. Forward the Required Documents to your contact at the Property. Students generally complete as much of these documents as they can to speed up the process. Ask your contact to return these documents to you, not the faculty, within good time for you to enter them on the VVC.

7. Complete the Principals Agreement Form and the Profile Survey or Zoo & Wildlife Profile Survey, as required, on the VVC.

8. Submit a copy of the Principals Agreement Form and the Profile Survey or Zoo & Wildlife Profile Survey, as required, to the Extramural Admin Unit in the faculty office.

The student is responsible to ensure that the required documents are entered prior to the submission deadline. The VVC will not accept placement dates outside the deadlines. The student is responsible to ensure that the required documents are submitted to the Extramural Unit prior to the submission deadline.

9. Students will receive a Confirmation Email from the Extramural Admin Unit when their placement has been finalised. Confirmation indicates that the placement will be included as part of the student's course requirement and that their visit to the Property is covered by University insurance policies. Do not attend a site for which a placement has not been confirmed. Such a visit will not be considered part of the student's course requirements and will not be covered by University insurance policies.

After Receipt of the Confirmation Email and Prior to Placement

Students will be issued a Confirmation Email. They should contact the Non Partner Site informing them that the Extramural Admin Unit has set up their placement and a placement commencement package which will include a letter from the faculty, insurance information, a Supervisor Report Form, and Site Contracts, will be posted to the property within two weeks of the commencement date of your placement.

Deadlines for Non Partner Site Required Documents

The following deadlines apply to Non Partner Site placements in Winter 2014 and Summer 2014/2015. Students will be notified by UniEmail of any updates are made to this page.

Students will not be placed on work experience placements outside the following Placement Periods. Placements will not be made over mid-semester breaks at Easter or September. Nor will students be placed when the University is closed over the Christmas season.

Winter 2014

 

Placement Period

Enter Required Documents

on VVC by

Submit Required Documents

to Extramural Unit by

Week 1: June 30 - July 6

June 11

June 11

Week 2: July 7-13

June 18

June 18

Week 3: July 14-20

June 25

June 25

Week 4: July 21-27

July 2

July 2

Summer 2014 / 2015 Placements

Placement Period

Enter Required Documents

on VVC by

Submit Required Documents

to Extramural Unit by

Week 1: November 24 -30

November 5

November 5

Week 2: December 1 -7

November 12

November 12

Week 3: December 8 - 14

November 19

November 19

Week 4: December 15 -21

November 26

November 26

Week 5: January 5- 11

December 17

December 17

Week 6: January 12 - 18

December 17

December 17

Week 7: January 19 - 25

December 17

December 17

Week 8: January 26 - February 1

January 7

January 7

Week 9: February 2 - 8

January 14

January 14

Week 10: February 9 - 15

January 21

January 21

Week 11: February 16 - 22

January 28

January 28

Week 12: February 23 - March 1

February 4

February 4