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WIL students are expected to take full responsibility for their professional outcomes as well as meet their obligations as Deakin students.
Students are usually assigned graduate level work consisting of a variety of tasks with varying learning objectives and challenges. The nature of the work given will be relevant to the course undertaken and may have an industry or research focus.
Intellectual property resulting from placements remains with the host organisation. Students may also be asked to sign confidentiality agreements by the placement organisations.
Students are required to conform to the normal work hours observed by the organisation and are not eligible for overtime. Students are not permitted to make special arrangements for their work hours.
The placements do not include any paid leave and hence, any leave taken during the placement must be negotiated with the industry supervisor and off-set against the duration of the placement. The duration of placements is based on days-worked.
Given the short duration of placements there is no formal sick leave allowance. If students take any time off during the placement due to illness they must:
WIL students are on a placement as part of their degrees therefore they are accountable to the Faculty for their whereabouts during work hours. Legally, the Faculty is responsible for the student, so they must adhere to the WIL Guideline.