Courses & Units

Professional Psychology Placement 2 PSY721


This placement will involve engaging in professional psychology practice. This placement will promote a scientist-practitioner model of the professional psychologist with opportunities to develop competencies and increased independence in psychological assessment and intervention with common psychological presentations across the lifespan. Students will be expected to consider psychological theory and research in the selection and application of assessment and intervention, and to tailor this to individual client presentations.


Unit name Professional Psychology Placement 2
Unit code PSY721
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Psychological Sciences
Discipline Psychology
Coordinator Doctor Leesa Van Niekerk
Delivered By University of Tasmania


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 10/7/2023 8/8/2023 28/8/2023 15/10/2023

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2023 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2023 will be available from the 1st October 2022. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Apply, under supervision, the scientist practitioner model of practice to select, administer, score, and interpret a range of psychometric tests and questionnaires to clients and provide feedback to clients and referrers as appropriate and commensurate with Stage 2 competencies as measured by the CYPRS
  • Apply, under supervision, and tailor knowledge of psychology and counselling skills to the development and delivery of tailored psychological assessments/interventions commensurate with Stage 2 competencies as measured by the CYPRS
  • Appraise, under supervision, ethical challenges in psychological practice and apply ethical decision making models to navigate ethical issues as they arise with clients commensurate with Stage 2 competencies as measured by the CYPRS
  • Apply, under supervision, reflective practice skills to critically appraise psychology practice with clients and integrate feedback from supervision to engage in continual improvement of clinical skills commensurate with Stage 2 competencies as measured by the CYPRS
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
$1,892.00 $888.00 $1,037.00 $2,567.00

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2 Please refer to more information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses.
3 Please refer to more information on eligibility for HECS-HELP.
4 Please refer to more information on eligibility for FEE-HELP.

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PSY720 Professional Psychology Placement 1

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:



Teaching Pattern

Clinical Practice – 8-16hrs per week

AssessmentCYPRS competency assessment tool (100%)
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