Placement Opportunities

The aim of both WIL placements is to give you graduate level work consisting of a variety of tasks with varying learning objectives and challenges as well as the opportunity to work within a team.

There are two ways in which IBL and Internship placements can occur:

1. Sourced by students

You find a placement by yourself (e.g. Deakin Jobshop, web search, direct contacts, etc.). View a list of suggested employers (95KB)

  • If you find a placement, you must meet the WIL Program requirements.
  • You must contact the Faculty WIL team to seek placement approval. Approval is mandatory before placement starts.
  • An agreement between the Faculty and the host organisation will be put in place before the placement is approved.
  • Placements cannot be approved retrospectively.
  • You only become part of WIL Program once the placement is approved.

NB: You should not expect the Faculty to process and approve placements in short periods of time. You should be aware of enrolment and Census dates.

2. Sourced by the Faculty

The Faculty does not search for internship placements for students. A limited number of both IBL and Internships placements are offered directly to the Faculty each trimester.

The Faculty processes the WIL placement opportunities as followed:

  • Advertising the placements via Deakin email to all students who have submitted an Expression of Interest form, found in the WIL Student Starter Pack (517KB)
  • Students submit an application to the Faculty. Application to include:
  • cover letter
  • professional resume
  • placement key selection criteria
  • Faculty shortlists and meets with candidates. Criteria:
    • Application quality
    • WAM (Weighted Average Mark)
    • suitability to the position
  • Shortlisted students attend an interview with the host organisation.

NB: host organisations have complete discretion in selecting a suitable candidate.


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