What is the Science Work Placement course?
The Science Work Placement course has been developed for students who find a work placement / internship either unpaid or paid and would like to receive academic credit for the placement. For this course you can receive 6 Units of Credit (UoC). The course will count as a Science elective and is non-graded - this course is satisfactory/unsatisfactory completion.
Who can do the course?
Students who wish to enrol must have successfully completed a minimum of 48 UoC and have a WAM of greater than or equal to 65 with no more than 1 fail. Permission to enrol will only be granted if the work internship/work placement is compatible to the student's major.
The course is available to domestic and international students. If a domestic or international student wishes to undertake an overseas work placement extra conditions will apply before the placement is approved.
***Note that students in Psychology and Optometry and Vision Science programs will not be able to do the course.***
Why should I do the course?
Completing an internship can help students to gain knowledge, capabilities and employability skills. It can help students to develop networks and improve their job prospects upon graduation!
How is the course run?
Placements are to be a minimum of 105 hours (3 weeks full-time). This may be done intensively in the semester break or spread out over the semester.
There is additional assessment to complete along with the placement to gain the course credit.
Where have students gone in internship?
Since the summer of 16/17 when the course was launched we've seen students go on internships to numerous Government, NGO, private enterprise and start-up organisations!
See a selection below: