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Academic Quality and Standards

Industry-Based Experiences for Students Policy


Industry-Based Experiences for Students Policy


To ensure that industry based experiences for students are quality assured and risk assessed.


All staff

All students

Policy Statement

Monash University offers industry-based experiences that:

  • provide direct engagement between students and industry/workplaces
  • enhance graduate employability and success through skills development.

The University seeks to ensure that industry-based experiences:

  • are quality assured
  • meet legal requirements and obligations
  • are aligned with University policies and procedures
  • are subject to appropriate due diligence and risk assessment processes.

Industry-based experiences may occur at the undergraduate, coursework postgraduate and graduate research (HDR) levels, and may include:

  • Curriculum-based Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) activities such as placements, industry projects and field trips
  • Co-curricular experiences such as internships, industry projects and mentoring programs.

Supporting Procedures

Student Work-Integrated Learning Placements and Co-Curricular Internship procedures

Responsibility for implementation

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education)



Key Stakeholders

Deputy/Associate Deans (Education)

Deputy/Associate Deans (Research Training)

Director, Student and Education Business Services

Executive Director, Campus Community Division

Faculty placement managers

Graduate Employability Working Group

Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Global Engagement)

Office of the General Counsel

Office of the Vice-Provost (Graduate Education)

Office of the Vice-Provost (Learning and Teaching)

Approval Body

Name: Vice-Chancellor (Acting), Professor Pauline Nestor

Date: 12 January 2017

Endorsement Body

Name:Vice-Chancellor's Executive Committee (VCEC)

Meeting: 14/2016

Date: 3 November 2016

Agenda item: 8


Industry-based experiences: activities facilitated by the University that benefit students’ employability through the direct involvement of industry.

Work Integrated Learning (WIL): a range of approaches and strategies that integrate theory with the practice of work within a purposefully designed curriculum that may take place within the University or with industry and community partners.

Legislation Mandating Compliance

Disability Discrimination Act 1992

Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act 2000

Fair Work Act 2009

Higher Education Support Act 2003

Higher Education Threshold Standards (TEQSA Act 2011)

Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004

Working with Children Act 2005

Related Policies

Assessment in Coursework Units policy and Unit Assessment procedures

Collaborative Coursework Arrangements policy and Transnational Delivery of Course and Units procedures

Course Design policy

Credit policy and procedures

Occupational Health and Safety policy and procedures

Related Documents

Focus Monash

Date Effective

14 December 2016

Review Date

Three years from date effective.

Policy Owner

Vice-Provost (Learning and Teaching)

Vice-Provost (Graduate Education)

Policy Author

Director, Education Policy Development

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