Industry based learning

Industry based learning (IBL) units encourage a hands-on approach to learning and allows you to apply generic employability skills and capabilities in the area that you are majoring in.

The advantage of the IBL placement is that the longer 3, 6 or 12 month paid placement, in a full-time capacity, assists you in defining your career direction. These are high quality full-time intensive placements and you are paid approximately 80 per cent of a graduate salary. IBL is only available for new employment - NOT for students' current employment.

Opportunities include places in the government and non-government sector, small to large companies and local and international companies.

The program aims to:

  • assist in the development of generic skills and, in particular, develop the key competencies of a lifelong learner
  • critically appraise and demonstrate development of discipline specific knowledge, skills and dispositions required for future professional pathways
  • gain credit towards your course
  • develop your professional work practices and networks

Most IBL opportunities are Faculty sourced with you applying via a competitive selection process. You may source your own IBL opportunities in any discipline but will need to present evidence that they meet the high standards of IBL. You are only permitted to enrol in one additional or cloud (online) unit, previously known as off-campus units.

Faculty sourced industry based learning opportunities are advertised on the University's JobShop website. All industry based learning opportunities are paid but are tax free when sourced by the Faculty. Deakin University provides the required insurance cover.

Unit Name
MWL311 Industry based learning (three months)
MWL312 Industry based learning (six months)
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