Cairnmillar values our community partnerships with over 250 organisations and groups across Victoria. We are proud of our long association with many of the organisations currently involved in our programs and those who have supported and worked with us in the past and enable us to further our services into the community.

We welcome you to be part of the growth of Cairnmillar. Please contact us on [email protected] or call us on 03 9813 3400 to discuss further.

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Placement Brochure 

Could your organisation benefit from offering a Cairnmillar graduate a workplace opportunity?

Can your organisation benefit from offering a work placement opportunity to one of Australia’s upcoming psychologists or counsellors? Our post graduate students are mature, work-place ready and able to make a difference to your agency’s workforce needs.

View our placement brochure here

As an industry leader in psychology and counselling education, we offer agile and responsive industry partnerships which are mutually beneficial to our partners and our students. We are regularly first-to-market with innovative courses and evidence-based training, and our graduates are ready to assist your agency through the provision of:

  • Counselling and support services
  • Health and clinical assessments
  • Facilitation of psycho-educational and support groups

A work placement graduate is your opportunity to:

  • Address workload/backlog
  • Bring up to date skills, a fresh and objective approach to your agency
  • Benefit from access to Cairnmillar resources – i.e. assessment tools for your agency
  • Enhance your corporate social responsibility by taking on students
  • Access opportunities to be involved in, and have access to research.

There’s no cost to you

Services provided by Cairnmillar come at no financial cost to you, and our graduates are workplace ready.

Entry into our programs is highly competitive and our graduates have already completed rigorous training. Our graduate students are:

  • Highly competent
  • Carefully screened for suitability to your agency
  • Have previous workplace experience
  • Many have additional qualifications

Supervision can be arranged

If you do not have a registered supervising psychologist or counselling supervisor on staff, Cairnmillar can provide supervision for all students undertaking placement.

How does the Placement Program work?

There are three simple steps involved in becoming a workplace partner.

Step 1. Deciding to Participate

Step 2. Negotiating the Terms and Conditions for the Placement

Generally, the core requirement is that students have the opportunity to see three clients per day as a minimum. Placements days (usually between 2 to 4) also vary according to the program the students are in.

Step 3. Commencement of the Placement

Once the placement has commenced, each party has responsibility for following the activities as indicated in the contract. Formal mid placement and end of placement reviews capture the progress and engagement of the student. In between these times there are many iterative points of informal follow up and review.


If you are interested in participating in our placement program or even contributing in other ways to our course (e.g. guest speaking), please contact our placement coordinators:

Phone: +61 3 9813 3400 or 1800 391 393

Email: [email protected]

We would be more than happy to work with your agency to identify potential placement ideas and answer any questions you may have.

View our Placement Brochure here

Our Partnerships

  • Accredited Drink-Driver Education Agency
  • Advance College
  • Albanvale Primary School
  • Alphington Primary School
  • Altona Nth Primary School
  • Altona Primary School
  • Australian Multicultural Community Service – AMCS
  • Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC)
  • Banyan Fields Primary School
  • Banyule Primary School
  • Behavioural Neurotherapy Clinic
  • Belle Vue Park Primary School
  • Bentleigh Bayside Community Health
  • Bentleigh Secondary College
  • Boorandara City Coucil
  • Carlton Primary School
  • CATC Design College
  • CBT Australia
  • Children’s Protection Society
  • Community College Gippsland
  • Cranbourne Information and Support Service
  • Delmont Hospital
  • Derrimut Primary School
  • DFATS (Disability Forensic Assessment & Treatment Service)
  • Doncare
  • Epilepsy Foundation of Victoria
  • Furlong Park School for the Deaf
  • Gay Mens Health Centre
  • Goodstart Early Learning
  • GVAMHS (Goulburn Valley Area Mental Health Service)
  • Hanover Welfare Services
  • Hobson Bay Specialist Centre
  • Independent Tertiary Educational Council Australia (ITECA)
  • International Student Care Service (ISCS)
  • Isik Secondary College
  • Juvenile Justice – Peer Support
  • Latrobe University Autism Centre
  • Lifeline Victoria
  • Lynbrook Primary School
  • Mental Health Foundation
  • Mental Health Victoria
  • Mercy Health O’Connell Family Centre
  • Monash IVF
  • Monash University Counselling Centre
  • Mt Evelyn Primary School
  • Nasihah Psychology Clinic
  • Neami
  • New Careers
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Primary School
  • Our Lady of Perpetual Help Primary School
  • Our Lady Victories Primary School
  • Parade Catholic College
  • Responsible Gamblers Victoria
  • RMIT Student Counselling Services
  • Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia
  • Sacred Heart Parish Primary School
  • Sacred Heart Primary School
  • School of Natural Therapies
  • Spanish Latin American Welfare Centre Inc (CELAS)
  • Springvale Community Aid and Advice Bureau
  • Springvale Community Legal Service
  • St Bridget’s Primary School
  • St Cecilia’s Primary School
  • St Gerard’s Primary School
  • St Mary’s Catholic Primary School
  • St Michael's Uniting Church
  • St Simons the Apostles Primary School
  • Sunshine Nth Primary School
  • Taylors College
  • The Ors Group
  • Uniting Care Connections (Child, Youth & Family Services)
  • Uniting Care Werribee Support & Housing
  • VIC Aids Council
  • Windermere Child & Family Services
  • Winteringham