Student Placements at MMRC


MMRC is committed to supporting the education of students through providing placements which form part of a recognised qualification in a field which is relevant to the work MMRC does. However, MMRC is a small organisation and is not always able to provide suitable supervision or relevant areas of work for students. Our capacity to accept students on placement will depend on existing circumstances at the time of the request.

The Placement Process

An application for a placement should:

  • Be received by MMRC at least 2 months in advance of the placement commencement date.

  • Preferably be made by the education institution, not by the student him or herself. We do not have the capacity to review multiple requests from individuals. However, we recognise some institutions expect students to organise their own placements so in these cases, direct applications can be made.

  • Be accompanied by a CV and specific details of the placement requirements of the education institution concerned, including the exact time frame and duration (i.e. start and finish dates, numbers of hours each week etc). Any documentation relating to the aims and objectives of the placement and the supervision and reporting requirements expected of MMRC should be included.

  • Applications will be reviewed by the management team. If MMRC has the capacity for a student placement and the applicant is considered suitable, a meeting between the student and MMRC will be arranged to discuss the placement and to ensure a good “fit” between the student and MMRC.

Types of Placements

MMRC can offer placements for students from the following areas of study:

  • TAFE programs in the areas of community services work and youth work.

  • University programs in the areas of social work, youth work, children and family services, and community development.

  • School work experience programs.

Selection Criteria

While not essential, MMRC gives preference to students who:

  • Have a refugee background.

  • Hold a current driver’s licence (school work experience placements excepted).

However, it is essential that All students 18 years or older hold a current Working with Children Check and Police Clearance before they commence their placement.

Submission of Request for Placement

Requests for placements should be emailed to at least 2 months in advance of placement starting date with required documentation. MMRC will endeavour to respond within 3 weeks. Applications which do not include all the requested information will not be considered.