Available in 2022
Course code



10 units


3000 level

Course handbook


This course provides students already undertaking a social sciences placement course the opportunity to achieve a greater number of placement hours. Students will extend and build upon their industry-specific learning outcomes from the 80-hour primary workplace experience, thereby providing them additional work-integrated learning skills. To achieve this, students will complete an additional 80 to 120 placement hours. Preparation, supervision and assessment will be undertaken by the staff in the primary course. There will be no additional face to face contact hours in class. Students will be required to successfully negotiate a full suite of placement experiences, and produce a final discipline-specific report based on their placement.



  • Semester 1 - 2022
  • Semester 2 - 2022
  • Summer 1 - 2022

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Plan for learning in a workplace environment.

2. Evaluate experiences for the purpose of extending program-specific knowledge.

3. Document learning gained through placement experience.

4. Evaluate the distinct nature of the placement setting and the impacts of this setting upon practice.

5. Undertake workplace activities in line with professional standards of practice and conduct.


Topics will include :

  • Development of extended placement learning goals
  • Monitoring progress of the placement against learning goals and recognising emerging placement lessons
  • Integrating relevant program theory and major-specific content into the placement learning experiences
  • Extended opportunities for developing safe work practices
  • Work practices recognising and responding inclusively to diversity in the workplace
  • Articulating elements that make the placement setting distinct from other work settings and considering the impact of these on learning and on practice.


To enrol in this course, student must be concurrently enrolled in CRIM3001 or HUSE3002 or SOCS3300.

Assessment items

Proposal / Plan: Extended pre-placement plan (20%)

Journal: Extended Learning Journal (30%)

Report: Extended placement-specific final report (50%)

Contact hours



Face to Face Off Campus 80 hour(s) per Term Full Term

80-120 hours placement off campus

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.