Late last week we made a decision to postpone all placements for SoEd students.
Mel, Kath, Jayne, Anna and I worked through the associated risks. We are confident we have made the right call for our students and partners and events over the weekend have supported our decision.
PMs and Course Coordinators are helping revise PX courses with flexibility to enable students to focus on coursework and hold over placements until these can be completed. I appreciate the collective work underway to provide a good learning experience and reassure our students. Once we can resume placements we will prioritise graduating students.
We have informed all students enrolled in PX courses as well as our partners and accrediting bodies. Jenelle’s team in the WIL office have provided great support as we implement this decision. We have good support from the College.
We want to continue to stay connected to and support our partners during this challenging time. We will be working to explore creative possibilities over the coming weeks. If you have suggestions for ways we can do this don’t hesitate to be in touch.