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BESC3111 Work-integrated Placement 2

Bachelor Course Unit

Level: 300

Credit points: 6

Prerequisites: Work-integrated Placement 1 (BESC3001)

Unit Description

This second unit of Work-integrated Placement allows you to deepen your theoretical engagement with the workplace by seeing how theory and policy shape and influences the structure and direction of human services agencies. Students will bring examples of work practices and client cases to class where they will discuss these with peers and a supervisor. This will create a stronger integration of theoretical understandings to the fields of human services.

This unit builds on the theoretical lenses which students developed in BESC3001 Work-integrated Placement 1 and asks them to consider how this experience will inform them about both their future work, and their desire to become lifelong learners.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate the practical application of knowledge and skills in workplace settings;

  • Apply social science concepts to analyse key practices in their placement organisations;

  • Analyse the influence of policy, funding, and social and cultural contexts on the organisational mission, values, roles, structure, functions and culture;

  • Demonstrate ethical decision-making skills in their placement, with respect for the rights and autonomy of clients;

  • Demonstrate cultural sensitivity and provide culturally safe services to diverse groups.

  • Critically reflect on their role and performance in their placement organisations.

Unit Workload

The workload for this unit is 14 hours per week.

Work Integrated Placement Classes 

Work Integrated Placement classes are offered On Campus and Online. On Campus class times may change between trimesters, whereas Online synchronous class times tend to be the same each trimester.

On Campus class times for current enrolment periods can be accessed here.

Online times can be accessed here (scroll down the page and open the document at the bottom of the page).

Students are encouraged to plan their unit enrolment early to avoid clashes with their placement or other units.


The required text book for this unit  can be found by viewing the Discipline of Counselling textbook list by selecting the course and trimester at the following link: 

Academic misconduct

Ethical conduct and academic integrity and honesty are fundamental to the mission of ACAP. Academic misconduct will not be tolerated by the college. This includes plagiarism of any nature. It is your responsibility to make sure that you understand what constitutes plagiarism in order to ensure that you do not engage in it. Please refer to the Academic Misconduct Policy for full details.


Unit information may be subject to change prior to the teaching trimester commencing. Once term has commenced please review the Unit Outline in your class space to ensure your trimester study plan is correct.