Each year, the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing runs a student placement program in child protection. All of the department's offices throughout Victoria participate in this program, providing placements for students from a large number of education institutions within Australia.
The Child Protection Student Placement program offers students the opportunity to gain broad knowledge of the child protection industry while applying theory to practice. Placements are high quality, supervised and professionally challenging.
Students engage in meaningful work including meeting with families, hearing and documenting their stories and liaising with other government departments and community services professionals.
Entry into the child protection student placement is competitive. To apply for a placement, read the fact sheet for details.