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PSYO8954 – Supervised Practical Placement IV

2021 – Session 2, Special circumstances, On location at placement

Session 2 Learning and Teaching Update

The decision has been made to conduct study online for the remainder of Session 2 for all units WITHOUT mandatory on-campus learning activities. Exams for Session 2 will also be online where possible to do so.

This is due to the extension of the lockdown orders and to provide certainty around arrangements for the remainder of Session 2. We hope to return to campus beyond Session 2 as soon as it is safe and appropriate to do so.

Some classes/teaching activities cannot be moved online and must be taught on campus. You should already know if you are in one of these classes/teaching activities and your unit convenor will provide you with more information via iLearn. If you want to confirm, see the list of units with mandatory on-campus classes/teaching activities.

Visit the MQ COVID-19 information page for more detail.

General Information

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Unit convenor and teaching staff Unit convenor and teaching staff Convenor
Carolyn Schniering
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Psychology Clinic
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Placement coordinator
Linda Yeomans
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Psychology Clinic
By appointment
Mark Wiggins
Credit points Credit points
0
Prerequisites Prerequisites
PSYO8951
Corequisites Corequisites
Co-badged status Co-badged status
Unit description Unit description

This unit extends students' capacity to apply specific organisational psychology skills in the workplace under the supervision of an Adjunct supervisor. Students will develop skills in training needs analysis, change management, and employee counselling. The placement consists of 250 hours. Students are required to complete at least a thousand hours across all placements in the program to meet accreditation requirements. The diversity of tasks and roles within organisational psychology means that even students who have repeatedly demonstrated competency may still have gaps in professional knowledge and skill that may limit their competency in some specific contexts.

Important Academic Dates

Information about important academic dates including deadlines for withdrawing from units are available at https://students.mq.edu.au/important-dates

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  • ULO1: Demonstrate excellent depth and breadth of knowledge and scholarly understanding required of organisational psychologists in determining client needs and designing and implementing evidence-based interventions.
  • ULO2: Demonstrate excellent higher level critical thinking skills in the ability both to generate and evaluate new, professionally-oriented knowledge.
  • ULO3: Demonstrate excellent communication skills across a wide range of client groups, colleagues and other professionals, using a variety of formats to function empathically within and across cultures and life stages.
  • ULO4: Demonstrate detailed knowledge of the legislative frameworks relevant to organisational psychologists and undertake practice according to professional standards and the Psychology Board of Australia's code of ethics.
  • ULO5: Demonstrate employment-ready capabilities required of those entering a registrar program in organisational psychology, along with the professional and personal skills for assessing continuous development needs.

Assessment Tasks

Name Weighting Hurdle Due
Weekly Supervision and Professional Service Provision 30% Yes Throughout the placement
Mid-placement review (MPR) 35% Yes Midpoint of placement
End of placement review (EPR) 35% Yes End of placement

Weekly Supervision and Professional Service Provision

Assessment Type 1: Work-integrated task
Indicative Time on Task 2: 18 hours
Due: Throughout the placement
Weighting: 30%
This is a hurdle assessment task (see assessment policy for more information on hurdle assessment tasks)

Students participate in project Management under close supervision. Students will be assessed on formative project skills, professional conduct, self-reflection, ethics and communication skills including report writing and response to supervision.


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Demonstrate excellent depth and breadth of knowledge and scholarly understanding required of organisational psychologists in determining client needs and designing and implementing evidence-based interventions.
  • Demonstrate excellent higher level critical thinking skills in the ability both to generate and evaluate new, professionally-oriented knowledge.
  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills across a wide range of client groups, colleagues and other professionals, using a variety of formats to function empathically within and across cultures and life stages.
  • Demonstrate detailed knowledge of the legislative frameworks relevant to organisational psychologists and undertake practice according to professional standards and the Psychology Board of Australia's code of ethics.
  • Demonstrate employment-ready capabilities required of those entering a registrar program in organisational psychology, along with the professional and personal skills for assessing continuous development needs.

Mid-placement review (MPR)

Assessment Type 1: Work-integrated task
Indicative Time on Task 2: 1 hours
Due: Midpoint of placement
Weighting: 35%
This is a hurdle assessment task (see assessment policy for more information on hurdle assessment tasks)

This is a mid-placement assessment of competency, conducted in the placement setting with the supervisor using a survey of expected behaviours and outcomes from the Supervision Agreement. Feedback is on developing competency across standard performance domains.


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Demonstrate excellent depth and breadth of knowledge and scholarly understanding required of organisational psychologists in determining client needs and designing and implementing evidence-based interventions.
  • Demonstrate excellent higher level critical thinking skills in the ability both to generate and evaluate new, professionally-oriented knowledge.
  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills across a wide range of client groups, colleagues and other professionals, using a variety of formats to function empathically within and across cultures and life stages.
  • Demonstrate detailed knowledge of the legislative frameworks relevant to organisational psychologists and undertake practice according to professional standards and the Psychology Board of Australia's code of ethics.
  • Demonstrate employment-ready capabilities required of those entering a registrar program in organisational psychology, along with the professional and personal skills for assessing continuous development needs.

End of placement review (EPR)

Assessment Type 1: Work-integrated task
Indicative Time on Task 2: 2 hours
Due: End of placement
Weighting: 35%
This is a hurdle assessment task (see assessment policy for more information on hurdle assessment tasks)

This is an end of placement assessment of competency, conducted in the placement setting with the supervisor using a survey of expected behaviours and outcomes from the supervision agreement. Feedback is on developing competency on standard performance criteria.


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Demonstrate excellent depth and breadth of knowledge and scholarly understanding required of organisational psychologists in determining client needs and designing and implementing evidence-based interventions.
  • Demonstrate excellent higher level critical thinking skills in the ability both to generate and evaluate new, professionally-oriented knowledge.
  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills across a wide range of client groups, colleagues and other professionals, using a variety of formats to function empathically within and across cultures and life stages.
  • Demonstrate detailed knowledge of the legislative frameworks relevant to organisational psychologists and undertake practice according to professional standards and the Psychology Board of Australia's code of ethics.
  • Demonstrate employment-ready capabilities required of those entering a registrar program in organisational psychology, along with the professional and personal skills for assessing continuous development needs.

1 If you need help with your assignment, please contact:

  • the academic teaching staff in your unit for guidance in understanding or completing this type of assessment
  • the Learning Skills Unit for academic skills support.

2 Indicative time-on-task is an estimate of the time required for completion of the assessment task and is subject to individual variation

Delivery and Resources

Delivery is in the placement setting with a range of resources including supervision, readings, and other assessment and treatment tools. 

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Macquarie University students have a responsibility to be familiar with the Student Code of Conduct: https://students.mq.edu.au/admin/other-resources/student-conduct

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Students with a disability are encouraged to contact the Disability Service who can provide appropriate help with any issues that arise during their studies.

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