Student placements

Work placements for university and TAFE students

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We offer work integrated learning placements to students who need to gain field experience related to their area of study, including:

  • Social Work (Bachelor or Masters)
  • Certificate IV (Ageing, Disability, Home and Community, Mental Health)
  • Allied Health disciplines
  • Diploma of Community Services, Community Development, or Mental Health

Our practical placements help prepare students for the workforce by providing:

  • Valuable learning opportunities within the areas of aged care, disability, mental health, trauma informed care, women’s services and homelessness
  • The opportunity to practice what you have learned in an appropriate, real-life setting
  • Support from our Student Placement Officer and be part of our student leaning unit
  • Access to experienced staff who are willing to share their wisdom.

We give our students comprehensive orientation, supervision, and a safe working environment.

Please note: Our placement program is divided into two intakes:

  • Semester 1 – Diploma and Certificate IV qualifications
    To be considered you must complete the Student Placement request form

  • Semester 2 - Final year social work (Bachelor/Masters) qualifications
    Sacred Heart Mission has existing partnerships/MOUs with university Social Work departments.
    We will only consider offers from Placement Coordinators. Please ask your Field Educator to email their query directly to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., our Student Placement Officer.

What students have said about their placements

‘My time at Sacred Heart Mission was not only beneficial to my studies, I believe it made me a better person and perhaps more tolerant toward the particular needs of the wider community ...’

‘I had an epiphany, that after four years of studying and after trying to imagine what social work is all about, I finally understand how social work fits and have confidence that I can be and feel I will be a social worker ...’

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Complete the placement form

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