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Student Placements

RMIT partnership

The CISVic student program is a partnership with the RMIT School of Social Work. Students are placed in CISVic member agencies with an agency staff member as their task supervisor. Our Student Program Coordinator provides professional social work supervision to each student both individually and in a group setting, while also providing general support for placements.

A recent internal review affirmed that this student placement model helps agencies build capacity. Students brought new ideas and undertook client and non-client work alongside paid and volunteer staff. Agency task supervisors felt supported to guide students and help the next generation of social workers understand our sector.

Additionally, the review found that students received very good support through the two modes of supervision and that their goal of developing an understanding of social work in a community agency was met. Students appreciated the opportunity for complex casework where an agency was able to provide that.

 

TAFE placements

We facilitate and support TAFE students to undertake placements with our member agencies.