What is a Monash Sourced placement?
- The WIL team contact a host organisation and arrange specifically defined placements.
- Monash Sourced placements may be with a host organisation either in Australia or overseas.
- ALL host organisations must meet Monash University OHS guidelines and be approved to be part of the WIL program.
Do you get paid?
- Student are not required to be paid during their placements as they receive academic credit for their placements. The WIL team does not ask any host to provide payment to students for Monash sourced placements.
What type of work is required for a placement?
- We seek placements that are meaningful and relevant to your studies – not running coffee!
- We will provide you with a placement description prior to your host interview that will state the aims and duties of your placement.
- We will also ensure that what you have learned in your course will be applied during your time with the host organisation.
What does the host need to do?
- Appoint a mentor/supervisor for the student.
- Provide meaningful work with the opportunity to experience a real-world professional environment.
- Provide a safe working environment (host will need to complete an OHS form when setting up the placement, and provide information regarding their public liability insurance).
- Monash University has a Personal Accident Insurance Policy which provides capital, medical and loss of income benefits for all currently enrolled Monash University students.
- Provide minimum 144 placement hours for 12 CP - to be determined before placement
There is NO obligation for hosts to set assignments for students. Assessment is arranged by faculty. Students may seek advice from the host around their assignments, but there is no obligation for hosts to be involved in academic assessments. Hosts will be asked to provide feedback mid-way through the placement and tocomplete a survey at the end of the placement.
The forms you will need to provide:
Placements in Australia and Overseas
- When you have completed the documentation below please upload via In Place:
- WIL Eligibility Confirmation
- Your updated Resume
- WIL Internship Proposal form (must be signed by your Director of Program)
Your placement proposal:
We will use your responses to the Placement Proposal questions below to assess your application. If successful, you will be shortlisted for ONE of the preferences you have selected. You may not be shortlisted for your first preference.
Your responses may also be shared with the host organisation when we send your resume. Please see the questions below with some information on what we need to know:
Placement proposal questions:
1 Please describe what type of placement you are interested in and what you hope to achieve.
Please nominate up to three opportunity preferences in this section, and explain why you are interested in them. You need to provide clear information about what you would like to gain from your placement.
2 Please identify what specific skills you would you like to develop during your placement and why?
You will need to provide information on your areas for development and improvement that this placement will provide (e.g. technical skills, communication skills, teamwork).
3 What personal and professional goals do you hope to achieve as part of your placement?
In this section you should be able to provide us with information on how your placement will support your career goals.
4 Please explain how the placement you hope to gain is relevant to your degree and how it will enhance your learning.
In this section you will need to describe how the placement will relate to your course.