Details for Field Placement - Youth Studies

Plese note: This subject will become available from Semester 2 (2023) onwards and will replace SSC300 in the Youth Studies specialisation of the Bachelor of Applied Social Sciences.


This subject provides a learning placement with opportunities for students to integrate theory and practice through a supervised work environment. This subject consists of a 100-hour placement that students complete in their final semester of study. The placement is completed within an organisation that correlates with the Youth Studies specialisation.

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: SSC312
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Elizabeth Skinner


The following subjects are prerequisites:

  • SSC222 Ethical and Professional Issues

The following subjects are co-requisites:

  • SSC319 Professional Accountability



  • National Police Check (within 12 months)
  • Working with Children Check

The following courses are prerequisites:

Awards offering Field Placement - Youth Studies

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content


  1. Apply experience from previous work experiences, learning gained in the course, and growth from critical reflection on these to develop professional competence in a range of contexts;
  2. Recognise your role in the placement environment, using reflective practice to balance your strengths and limitations;
  3. Critically reflect on and evaluate your practice in line with current supervisors, addressing areas identified for growth from session to session;
  4. Employ self-discipline in professional and personal areas, work to a professional timetable and continue in the process of personal and professional development.

Subject Content

  • Supervised practical experience which offers opportunity for observation, client contact, reflection and critical supervision
  • Experience of the working practices of the placement context and operating within its administrative framework
  • Opportunity to explore, discuss and share their personal growth in relationship to placement
  • Participating in a professional supervised relationship

This course may be offered in the following formats

N/A as placement subject. This subject is offered in Semester 1 and Semester 2.

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis University College.

Assessment Methods

  • Placement Log Book (40%)
  • Supervision, PD and Research Portfolio (60%)

Prescribed Text

  • Cleak, H.M., & Wilson, J. (2019). Making the most of field placement (4th ed.). South Melbourne: Cengage Learning Australia.