Details for Professional Practice

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 social science.

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: SSC500
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Elizabeth Skinner


The following courses are co-requisites:

Awards offering Professional Practice

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

Unit Content


  1. Identify and apply key competencies and tasks required for professional practice in counselling, chaplaincy and/or care contexts;
  2. Critically evaluate the application of these competencies to real-life contexts and workplace situations;
  3. Critique professional responsibilities and ethical practice as experienced during the professional placement;
  4. Discuss personal and professional development in professional practice through supervision and reflective practice.

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 Logbook (30%)
  • Superivsion, PD and Research Portfolio (50%)
  • Critical Reflection (20%)

Prescribed Text

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

Please consult your instructor prior to purchasing any texts.