Resources for Supervisors

Across CISVic agencies,  student placements are an important part of the organizational culture.  A student placement culture, of giving back to the profession and of enhancing opportunities for students to access and enter the sector is a prime driver for the continued commitment to student placement amongst CISVic agencies.

Supporting supervisors is a key component of the CISVic Student Placement Program.  More broadly, we encourage and support supervisors throughout CISVic agencies in the work they do with students as educators and mentors.  This page provides links to online resources, and those that were developed as part of the CISVic Student Placement Program to assist supervisors in their role.

CISVic resources

Supervision -

Supervision and Assessment

Navigating the Learning Plan and Placement Tasks

Menu for Placement Specific Learning Tasks

CISVic Student Unit Model

CISVic Student Unit Model

Placement Flowchart

Online resources

There are great resources online that we think may assist supervisors. In no particular order, they are:

Placement Models and Approaches to Supervision - from ClinEd Aus, this webpage provides a good overview of the different placement models and supervision.  Although the focus is on clinical supervision, there are nevertheless overarching issues and themes that are relevant in the helping professions.

Engaging in Student Supervision - from the Queensland Occupational Therapy Fieldwork Collaborative (QOTFC) this fantastic web-based set of learning modules, with case studies, examples and guides provide another good overview of supervision.  Although highly detailed and geared towards the OT profession, there are solid examples and guides that provide starting points and frameworks (as well as best practice) that could be useful for those starting out or thinking about taking on students.

National Clinical Supervision Competency Resource - from the Health Worforce Australia website, this resource is designed to support high quality, sustainable clinical supervision across all setting.  Although with a health sector bent, a self-assessment tool was developed to enable supervisors to identify training needs and/or develop competency.