Information Technology Placement Information

IT internships/placements are an excellent opportunity for you to experience professional practice in a real world setting, whilst receiving credit towards your degree.

SIT306

The aim of this placement unit (SIT306) is to improve your employability skills including communications skills, team work, self-management and lifelong learning competencies. This benefits your resume and is a great opportunity to start developing your industry network and try out a potential career direction before you make a longer-term commitment to a career path post-graduation.

SIT306 IT Placement

Pre-requisites

If you commenced your studies in 2015 (or later) and are enrolled in one of the following courses the IT Placement is core in your program:

  • S326 Bachelor of Information Technology
  • S306 Bachelor of Computer Science
  • S333 Bachelor of Games Design & Development
  • S334 Bachelor of Cyber Security

If you commenced your studies before 2015 you can include the IT Placement as an elective. We recommend you check with a Student Adviser before enrolling into the unit.

Academic queries

SIT306 Unit Chair: Please refer to the University Handbook for unit chair and assessment details.

Apply

Please refer to Preparing and sourcing your WIL Placement for useful information. Undergraduate IT students can also refer to the IT Course Hub (ITCH) via DeakinSync, where placement opportunities are frequently advertised.

Before you send the Placement Agreement to the organisation, please contact the WIL Team to determine if the faculty has an existing agreement with the organisation

To apply, visit InPlace where you will complete an application and attach the agreement and relevant Industry & Student Application Form for your placement. See Self-Placement Student Instructions (PDF, 476.7KB) for assistance on how to complete this step.

Note: When submitting your attachments in InPlace, please make sure you click ‘Upload’ and then 'Save'.

Contact us

For more information regarding the WIL Program, or if you have any questions, please contact:

SEBE WIL Team
Email: it-placement@deakin.edu.au

SIT709

Postgraduate IT internship (SIT709) aims to improve your communications skills, team work, self-management and lifelong learning competencies in a real-world setting. You benefit from developing industry networks and can experience a potential career direction before you make a longer-term commitment to a career path post-graduation.

SIT709 IT Internship

Pre-requisites

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)

  • This is only available to students in one of the following courses:  Master of Information Technology, Master of Information Technology (Professional), Master of Cyber Security or Master of Data Science
  • You must have completed STP710 Career Tools for Employability prior to the placement trimester
  • You must have successfully completed 8 credit points of study at level 7 (SIT-coded units).

Academic queries

SIT709 Unit Chair: Please refer to the University Handbook for unit chair and assessment details.

Apply

Please refer to Preparing and sourcing your WIL Placement for useful information.

Before you send the Placement Agreement to the organisation, please contact the WIL Team to determine if the faculty has an existing agreement with the organisation

To apply, visit InPlace where you will complete an application and attach the agreement and relevant Industry & Student Application Form for your placement. See Self-Placement Student Instructions (PDF, 476.7KB) for assistance on how to complete this step.

Note: When submitting your attachments in InPlace, please make sure you click ‘Upload’ and then 'Save'.

Contact us

For more information regarding the WIL Program, or if you have any questions, please contact:

SEBE WIL Team
Email: sebe-wil@deakin.edu.au

SIT791

Postgraduate Professional Practice (SIT791) is a paid internship which aims to improve your communications skills, team work, self-management and lifelong learning competencies in a real-world setting. You benefit from developing industry networks and can experience a potential career direction before you make a longer-term commitment to a career path post-graduation.

SIT791 Professional Practice

Pre-requisites

Discipline-specific, full time, paid placement of a minimum 60 working days to a maximum of 85 working days

International students undertaking this unit are only allowed a maximum of 480 hours (or approximately 64 working days) of full time paid work, without being in breach of student visa obligations.

  • This is only available to students in one of the following courses:  Master of Information Technology (Professional), Master of Cyber Security (Professional) or Master of Data Science
  • You must have completed STP710 Career Tools for Employability prior to the placement trimester
  • You must have completed 8 credit points of study at level 7 prior to the commencement of the placement with a minimum average of 70% and have at least four free electives in the degree.

Academic queries

SIT791 Unit Chair: Please refer to the University Handbook for unit chair and assessment details.

Apply

Please refer to Preparing and sourcing your WIL Placement for useful information.

Before you send the Placement Agreement to the organisation, please contact the WIL Team to determine if the faculty has an existing agreement with the organisation

To apply, visit InPlace where you will complete an application and attach the agreement and relevant Industry & Student Application Form for your placement. See Self-Placement Student Instructions (PDF, 476.7KB) for assistance on how to complete this step.

Note: When submitting your attachments in InPlace, please make sure you click ‘Upload’ and then 'Save'.

Contact us

For more information regarding the WIL Program, or if you have any questions, please contact:

SEBE WIL Team
Email: sebe-wil@deakin.edu.au

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