Post-Graduate Program

Caraniche has a highly regarded Student Placement Program, dedicated to the professional learning and development of Masters and Doctoral students seeking a career in forensic, clinical, community or counselling psychology.

The program is unique in its capacity to offer a placement experience with a wide range of client issues, and challenging clinical work with complex client groups. 


Ongoing employment opportunities

Many students who complete a placement with Caraniche go on to join our team as permanent employees.


What our students have to say

“Completing a placement at Caraniche was a huge step towards obtaining my Masters in Clinical Psychology. The staff and supervisors at Caraniche were both encouraging and supportive of my learning and clinical development.

“The company went above and beyond in terms of providing opportunities for me to meet the requirements of the Masters program. I feel enormously appreciative to have been given the opportunity to complete a placement at Caraniche, in addition to having been offered a permanent position with the company upon completing my Masters."

- Former Placement Program student and current Caraniche employee.


"Staff are welcoming, supportive and happy to answer any questions I have.  I have the opportunity to see clients who present with a diverse array of problems and interpersonal styles, which has challenged me to further develop my skills in formulation and delivery of therapeutic support."

-  Former Placement Program student.


Placement opportunities

The following placement opportunities are available for Masters, Doctoral and 5+1 Psychology students. 


Community AOD and EAP

Abbotsford Head Office, Epping Office

  • Short to medium-term drug and alcohol counselling for mandated clients on Correctional Orders
  • Individual counselling service designed to address drug and alcohol use in the context of low to moderate levels of offending
  • Short-term EAP phone counselling to support staff from a range of different organisations


Adult Prison System

Metropolitan and regional locations

  • Working within male and female prisons, minimum to maximum security
  • Clinical and psychometric assessment and report writing
  • Facilitating a range of group programs
  • Providing individual counselling


Youth Justice

Youth justice custodial precincts through the Youth Health and Rehabilitation Services (YHaRS) Program*

  • Psychological assessment of children and young people’s treatment needs
  • Planning and delivering individual interventions based on clinical assessments
  • Co-facilitation of psychoeducation groups
  • Contributing to transition and discharge planning
  • Multi-disciplinary case conferencing

*YHaRS is operated by Caraniche in conjunction with our partners YSAS and St Vincent’s Hospital providing health and psychological services to Youth Justice clients across Victoria.


How to apply

Contact our HR team if you would like further information and to apply: 03 8417 0500


Other opportunities for students

Caraniche also offers permanent or casual employment opportunities for students. These opportunities are available in a variety of settings with a broad range of clients and include both individual and group based interventions as well as research projects.

If you are interested in finding out more about working at Caraniche, please visit Careers at Caraniche and register your interest.