Are you unsure which placement to choose? Or would like to understand a little more about what is involved and required? Below provides an overview to help you.
Currently employed? How to qualify for a WIL placement (STP341, STP381 and STP301) with your current employer
Please consider the following:
- Current employment can be used as the context for placement, however, you need to produce a current position description with a revised position description or a new project scope to justify that the work you will do for credit as part of the WIL unit is outside of your normal role
- The WIL team will provide the forms required to then assess and approve your placement with your current employer
- Your employer/boss would need to act as your industry supervisor and provide performance review feedback twice during your placement period
- You will undertake 5 assessments that require you to reflect on your learning
- You need to meet the unit requirements. Please refer to University Handbook for further details about the WIL units.
- You need to complete the STP010 Introduction to Work Placements and the Pre-Placement Employability Modules on CloudDeakin prior to commencing a placement.
- Access to the Pre-Placement Employability Modules is organised by the WIL Team
|Placement type and duration||Pre-requisites|
STP301 Industry based Learning (IBL)
Discipline-specific, full time, paid placement:
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.
STP341 Career Placement
Generalist & non discipline/course-specific, internship role, short term, 112-120 hours, unpaid placement.
Must be taken over a minimum of a 4 week period (on average 28-30 hours per week) and a maximum of a 10 week period (11-12 hours per week).
The focus is on enhancing broad employability skills without a need to apply discipline/course-specific knowledge and skills. Examples of suitable placements:
STP381 STEM Placement
Discipline-specific, internship role, short term, 152-160 hours, unpaid placement.
Must be taken over a minimum of a 5 week period (on average 30-32 hours per week) and a maximum of a 10 week period (15-16 hours per week).
The focus is on enhancing and reshaping course knowledge and skills as well as developing competencies in a defined set of employability skills that are relevant to the profession.
Students must be mentored by an industry expert in their field of study so they can use their placement as context for integrating the material/concepts/skills and knowledge covered in the course, providing showcases of how their placement has equipped them for their next stage of study and the workforce.
SIT709 IT Internship
Discipline-specific, full time, unpaid placement of a minimum 100 hours and a maximum 160 hours (typically as a 4 week unpaid placement or as a 12 week unpaid placement)
SIT791 Professional Practice
Discipline-specific, full time, paid placement of a minimum 60 working days to a maximum of 85 working days
Some Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment students have the opportunity to complete other placement units as part of their courses.