Introducing Sonia – A new student placement management system for ACAP
Launch of Sonia:
Only Social Work, and School of Counselling students who are commencing preparation for student placement from January 2015 will be utilising Sonia. Current students who have registered their student placement or commenced their student placement will continue following the existing process to avoid the need to rewrite and resubmit forms and other paperwork in electronic format in Sonia.
Students at the appropriate stage of their course will receive an email with their log in when it is time for them to access Sonia Online and commence their search for a placement. There is no need to contact the Student Placement team at this time, as you will be contacted when you have completed your course per-requisites for student placement. Undergrads should expect an email when they enrol into their 8th unit. Post grads should expect their email when they enrol into their 3rd unit.
The link to access Sonia can be found below. Students who have received an email have met the pre-requisites and so will be able to log in to access information, placement opportunities, resources and a list of potential agencies for placement. Students who find they are unable to log in to may not have met the pre-requisites and should contact Student Placement Staff.
Link to Sonia Online
Frequently Asked Questions for Students:
- Why are we introducing a new student placement system?
- What is ‘SONIA’?
- What difference will SONIA make?
- Which students will be using SONIA?
- When is this happening?
- What if I don’t receive my log in by email?
- Will ACAP find my student placement for me?
- What happens after I get my log in?
- Where is the Sonia Link?
- What if I need help?
The School of Counselling is implementing a new online student placement management system SONIA
With professional accreditation requirements, student placements have become more complex and accountable. The need for an online student placement management system that is accessible by student placement staff, students and agency supervisors was identified. This need has been addressed by the implementation of a student management system known as Sonia.
SONIA is an online student placement management system popular with many universities in Australia and internationally for managing large numbers of student placements. When fully implemented, students, agency supervisors and staff will all be able to log in directly to Sonia Online and complete many tasks and assessments, saving time and effort with no printing, signing or scanning of paperwork required.
SONIA will enable us to accomplish the following objectives when fully implemented:
i. Increased student satisfaction with student placement services, as students will find it easier to find and contact placement agencies;
ii. Agencies will prefer ACAP students for placement as student placement processes are simple;
iii. The submission of placement paperwork is streamlined for students and placement agencies.
The improved technology of Sonia, which has the ability to automate many processes, will enable the fulfillment of this vision over time.
School of Counselling students who have advanced in their course, are approaching the placement and supervision units in the next 6 months or so and need to begin preparing for placement (students need to have enrolled into the following number of units: Undergraduate - 8 units, post graduate - 3 units).
These students will be emailed their Sonia log in at the appropriate time. Students who have currently registered a student placement or have started a student placement will not be using Sonia. They will complete their placement using the current processes and resources. This avoids the need for students to resubmit signed paperwork already received by ACAP.
The launch of Sonia is January 19th 2015. Participating students will be sent their log in details at the appropriate time for each course from this time onwards. We appreciate your patience in the initial stage.
Only students who have reached the appropriate stage of their course will be sent a log in for SONIA. If you have not received your log in, you may not yet have completed enough units to be eligible to commence preparation for student placement. Continue in your course and your email will arrive automatically when the time is right for you to begin preparing for placement
If you have enrolled into the pre-requisite units and not received your log in, contact student placement (School of Counselling students need to have enrolled into the following number of units: Undergraduate - 8 units, post graduate - 3 units)
Students are responsible to find the placement that suits their interests and needs. Students may apply for any advertised placement available. Students are encouraged to follow the instructions and to search for other placement opportunities to avoid disappointment.
Simply log in and follow the step by step instructions.
The link to Sonia is Sonia Online.
Students who have met the pre-requisites for placement are able to log in. Students who have not met the pre-requisites will not be able to log in and should contact student placement.
- For technical assistance with log in issues, contact the IT help desk on email@example.com or call 02 9964 6322
- For assistance with accessing and navigating Sonia, contact Student Administration on 1800 061 199
- For assistance with student placement issues or using Sonia, contact your Student Placement coordinator - details at the contact student placement web page.
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