Student Sourced international opportunities
Summer WIL Information session: Sourcing a placement in your home country - view the slides here
If you are currently residing in your home country or are a permanent resident in a country outside of Australia, we encourage you to source a placement in your home country and use it as the work component for a WIL unit.
You may choose to source an opportunity on your own with an organisation and on successful application, submit a "Student Sourced" WIL application.
Please note that only students residing in their home country or residency may undertake a placement overseas at this time.
Students are not permitted to travel overseas to undertake a WIL placement.
Host suitability for the WIL Program
You should check that your host meets this criterion before submitting the placement application.
Host organisations must meet Monash University minimum standards and OHS guidelines:
- All host organisations should have 5 or more employees on the days the student attends the placement
- Host organisation premises cannot be in ‘home offices’ or at a private residence
- Students generally cannot undertake a placement in a small family business
- All host organisations must sign a student placement agreement
- All host organisations must have public liability and professional indemnity insurance or ‘equivalent’
- All host supervisors must be willing to complete a student evaluation form as part of the WIL unit assessment – this will be provided to the host by the student and return to the student to enable the student to complete WIL unit assessments
Location of placement
Please check the Covid19 level of the country of the placement/residency as this will determine if you are able to undertake a placement onsite or if it must be a remote/virtual placement.
If a host is located in country level 1: placement may be undertaken onsite – however this is also dependent upon Monash University insurance provision in each individual country.
If a host is located in country level 2-4: placement must be undertaken remotely
Click here for up to date Country Covid levels.
For further information regarding insurance provision, please contact the WIL placement team on firstname.lastname@example.org
1. Student placement pack – All hosts and students must complete the Student placement pack. When completing the pack, please ensure the host organisation name is completed correctly and is consistent throughout the placement pack.
Please download the appropriate student placement pack below:
2. Student acknowledgement form – please download and complete this form
If you would like to undertake a placement onsite, and meet this criterion above, you must ensure your host completes the OHS Covid19 questionnaire as well as provides the details of their public liability insurance or equivalent in the student placement pack
If you would like to undertake a remote/virtual placement while residing overseas, you must ensure your host organisation completes the additional information regarding the supervision and remote working arrangements during the placement period in the Student placement pack, section title “Remote Placement – Supervision and Support”.
b. Placement proposal questions: You will need to answer 5 questions that will be used to assess your application suitability and provide details about your host organisation. Please read the information provided on Student Sourced Placements or information on these questions and information required in the online application. In Question 1 you must include the duties and activities you will undertake during your placement.
c. Please complete all information requested in the online application form, including the unit you are planning to enrol in.
d. Please ensure you upload the documents listed in Step 1 and 2. You will not be able to submit your application unless you have uploaded the required documents.
Once your application is received, the WIL team will assess your application and advise if the placement may be undertaken onsite or must be remote.
Your internship start date must align with the start date of the teaching period you are applying to. Students can only be placed in standard teaching periods for international placements: Sem 1, Winter, Sem 2 and Summer A or B. Any applications submitted with dates outside of standard teaching periods will be made unsuccessful.
Using Third Party Providers for placements overseas
You may choose to source an opportunity through an internship or placement organisation and once successful, submit a student sourced application. Monash University will require that your agreement includes information about the host organisation and the Third-Party Provider. We will thoroughly check the program is suitable before we approve the placement. Please ensure you provide as much information as possible to assist us to process your application.
For further information on specific opportunities or queries on applications contact our International WIL team on email@example.com or call +61 3 9903 8866.
Internship/job search engines
Students staying in their home country
We encourage you to search for current opportunities that support a remote working arrangement.
- Career Gateway – access to international job opportunities for Monash students, as well as a range of workshops designed to enhance employability and refine job seeking skills (such as crafting professional resumes and building resilience)
- Monash Global Careers – find global job opportunities, including in your home country
Internship/job directories by regions
Some countries advertise graduate positions through a central directory. The graduate recruitment period can start at different times of the year, so you should be aware of seasonal differences when applying for work in different countries.
- Aozhouhaigui – a jobs portal exclusively for students and graduates from Australian Group of Eight (Go8) universities interested in working in China. Sign up with your Monash student email
- Lockin U - a jobs portal with thousands of opportunities in China for Chinese students and graduates returning home