Industry-based learning (IBL)

Industry based learning (IBL) units encourage a hands-on approach to learning and allow 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.

Opportunities are available in a range of organisations, such as the government and non-government sector, small or large companies and local or 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

IBL opportunities are either faculty sourced with you applying via a competitive selection process or you may source your own IBL opportunities in any discipline, but will need to provide evidence that they meet the high standards of IBL. You are only permitted to enrol in one additional Cloud (online) unit.

IBL is open to undergraduate students enrolled in:

  • Architecture
  • Construction Management
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Science
  • Information Technology
  • Science
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Participation in Real World Modules Series workshops is compulsory to all students who have been offered a placement.

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