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One Red Tree Resource Centre (ORTRC) was founded in January 2022 and has placed a total of 46 provisional psychologists studying their Master of Clinical Psychology/Professional Psychology across 18 schools in Ararat and Surrounding areas.

Each placement includes a minimum of 300 placements hours, which includes 80 hours of direct client contact and 42 supervision hours (21 individual, 21 group) provided by an AHPRA endorsed clinical psychologist supervisor.

Placements are in primary, secondary and specialist schools and provide opportunities for provisional psychologists to work within our Relational Model.

  • Working holistically with students, families, and school communities to inform the best treatment plan for the student

  • Working relationally within ORTRC and rural communities.

During placements provisional psychologists work within one or two schools for the entire placement, and will:

  • Provide initial assessments

  • Case formulation

  • Treatment delivery

  • Consultation with parents, teachers, and wellbeing teams

  • liaise with external health care professionals

  • provide written plans to support each student at school and home.

Participating students are all identified by the schools.

We currently have agreements with the following universities:

  • Federation University- Ballarat

  • Monash University

  • La Trobe University

  • Australian Catholic University

  • RMIT

We are open to partnering with other universities if they have students who wish to be placed at ORTRC.

Our placements are capped at a maximum of 20 places per semester.

Practical Placements within our 
supportive training centre


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