Work placement provides you with opportunities to practice responding to situations and circumstances that cannot be replicated in a learning or simulated environment.
During your course, you will undertake a mandatory 160 hours of work placement with a suitable industry employer.
Depending on your mode of study, TAFE NSW will either arrange your work placement or support you to find a suitable placement. The decision on where you will be placed is guided through a nomination process of your preferred area and your personal circumstances.
Generally, work placements will only occur after there has been a reasonable amount of student/teacher contact, and when the teacher is satisfied you are ready to benefit from workplace learning and perform workplace duties. Your teacher can provide further information.
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
To be prepared for this course, it is recommended that you:
- Enjoy working with people during difficult situations and circumstances
- Are empathetic, patient and able to empower others
- Have good organisational skills and are able to multi-task
- Have a strong commitment to trauma-informed care and strength-based practices of care and intervention
- Are able to respond well to rapid change and adapt to a range of new contexts
- Have good written and verbal communication skills
- Can work independently and with others
This qualification contains content, concepts and scenarios that may be distressing. Please consider your personal resilience and any potential emotional triggers when participating in this qualification and in any future employment in this field.
If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.