Department of Human Services

Student Placements

Student placements are currently a component of a University degree, Technical and Further Education (TAFE) or Registered Training Organisation (RTO) program coursework. Clinical experience may also be required to complete a student's professional registration.   

The Department of Human Services (DHS) accommodates student placements and requests for work experience from school-age children in Year 11 or 12 where the request fits with departmental need.

Students are engaged to assist with appropriate activities that contribute to the achievement of their stated learning goals, and are allocated a DHS Manager/Supervisor to provide oversight and direction of work during their time in the Department. 

Whilst on placement a student is to observe the Code of Ethics for the South Australian Public Sector and the DHS Respectful Treatment at Work Policy, and may be required to undergo a screening assessment by the DHS Screening Unit before starting their placement. The screening to be completed will be dependent upon the type of work the student will undertake, be it with children, people with disability, vulnerable people or in the aged care sector.

Students interested in undertaking their placement in DHS should complete the Student Placement Enquiry Form

If you experience any issues accessing the form, please contact

Please note: in our Youth Justice Directorate we are only able to consider requests for Social Work and Clinical Psychology placements.

Page last updated : 16 Sep 2019

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