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The Information Technology, Science, Engineering, Architecture and Built Environment WIL Program aims to place students in organisations that are typical graduate destinations of their course. Organisations offering WIL placements are encouraged to assign students graduate-level work and present opportunities to work with and learn from professionals in their area.
Students gain unit credit towards their degree corresponding to the length of the placement. At the conclusion of a WIL placement the organisation is able to continue to keep the student working on a part-time capacity through direct casual employment or through a Cadetship.
For further information on the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment courses, please refer to http://www.deakin.edu.au/sebe/it/courses/undergrad/
For further information on the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment courses, please refer to www.deakin.edu.au/sebe/les/
For further information on the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment courses, please refer to www.deakin.edu.au/sebe/ab/
For further information on the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment courses, please refer to www.deakin.edu.au/sebe/eng/courses/undergraduate.php
|DURATION||Between 3 - 12 months subject to student availability
||100 hours = approx. 15 days|
|WORK PATTERN||Full-time, part-time (>0.5) or hybrid full/part-time basis||One day a week over the trimester or in a minimum of 4 weeks:
Week 1: 10 hours
Week 2: 37.5 hours
Week 3: 37.5 hours and
Week 4: 15 hours = 100 hours
|OFFERINGS||Trimester 1 - March to June
Trimester 2 - July to October
Trimester 3 - November to February
|Information Technology Undergraduate students
|HOST ORGANISATION COST||$675 per week + 10% GST
($8,100 + GST for a 3 month placement)
Placements longer than 100 hours must be paid. (Fair Work Act)
Admission to the WIL program in Science, Engineering and Built Environment is selective - the Faculty advertises the WIL roles to students enrolled in appropriate courses and shortlists the students who have submitted an application. Application consists of a resume, a cover letter and in some cases, selection criteria.
The selection process follows a typical graduate recruitment format with organisations being able to interview short-listed applicants before making a final decision.
All students undertaking work placements are covered by Deakin’s Personal Accident Insurance, for injuries that they may receive, and Public Liability and Professional Indemnity, for damage/injuries that they may cause.
$8,100 + GST for a 3 month placement, payable to Deakin University, billed monthly, quarterly or as a single instalment.
Students are not on the company’s payroll and contributions are likely to be tax deductible. Student is paid $1,350 per fortnight through the University in the form of a tax-free scholarship.
The WIL program aims to give students the opportunity to develop skills relevant to their discipline and get a broad exposure to the career outcomes available. The program also aims to teach students to manage their own professional development through a cyclical process of self-assessment, goal setting, evaluation and reflection. To meet these aims the students must complete a series of assessment pieces before, during and after the placement. The students are solely responsible for this work. The performance evaluation that is driven by, and filled out by the supervisor, contributes to 40% of their mark when the students are undertaking an Industry-based Learning (IBL) and 20% when the students are undertaking an Information Technology Internship.
All WIL students are assigned an academic supervisor by Deakin University. The academic supervisor will be available to assist the student with any issues that may arise.
If you have a WIL placement that you would like to offer to our students, please contact Ana Ferreira on email@example.com or phone 9251 7524 to discuss further.