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Cafs is committed to providing meaningful opportunities for students to work alongside experienced practitioners in translating their theoretical understanding into practice.


We feel privileged to be contributing to training the future community services workforce and will consider placement requests from students in the areas of community services, human services, child youth and family, youth work, social work, psychology, mental health, and business.


If you are thinking about applying for a student placement opportunity at Cafs, there are a few things you can do to ensure you put your best foot forward.


  • Inform yourself about Cafs as an organisation – peruse our website and read some news articles about the work we do. This will help you in deciding whether Cafs is a good fit for you (and will also show that you’re interested if you get to an interview!)
  • Be clear about your learning goals and task requirements for your study program. This will help us to determine whether we can help you meet both, and which programs would be the best match for you
  • Target your cover letter to the specific program you’re applying for so your interest is clear from that first point of contact!
Cafs Male Student Placement
Student studying since doing better on Cafs Creating Connections program


We welcome applications  from any student who is interested in pursuing a career in community services. Apply via the link listed below under current student placement opportunities.


Steps in application process:


  1. Students are invited to submit their cover letter and resume via the application link below.  Please be sure to include which area of community service or the Cafs Program that you are interested in.
  2. Applications will be reviewed and assessed, and successful students will be advised of opportunities to interview.
  3. You will be notified of an interview time. Interviews are designed to get to know each other and to assess the match, for the student and for Cafs and the particular program.
  4. Students will be notified within a couple of weeks of  your interview whether Cafs will proceed with the placement.
  5. The Student will organise the Placement Agreement with their education provider.
  6. All students are required to have a Working with Children Check, a National Police Check, and they will be required to answer some specific child safety questions. Depending on the placement team, students may also be subject to a Victorian Carer Registration check.

If you have any questions about student placements at Cafs that have not been answered here, please send an email to students@cafs.org.au 


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