Monash sourced placements
What is a Monash sourced placement?
- The IE team contact a host organisation and arrange specifically defined placements.
- Monash Sourced placements may be with a host organisation either in Australia or overseas – consider combining an international exchange with a placement.
- ALL host organisations must meet Monash University OHS guidelines and be approved to be part of the IE program
Do you get paid?
Monash Sourced Placements are unpaid opportunities for students eligible to undertake these as academic units.
What types of Monash sourced placements can you do?
We are excited to confirm that Monash-sourced IE Internships will be offered for Semester 2. The IE team find placements that are in the following 8 general placement categories:
- Business administration – general business
- Human resources
- Supply Chain Management
- Banking and Finance
- International Business
There are many variations to these general categories and we have over 400 partner host organisations so a wide range of options are available.
Virtual Industry Experience
VIE offers a local immersive experience that will be supported by a host supervisor, unit coordinators and the IE team. VIE is not a simulation; it is an opportunity to be part of an historic change to the way in which we work, and to learn from the experience. VIE involves the same excellent hosts and industry exposure you would expect from an internship unit. The main difference between our normal IE placements and VIE is that the placement will be undertaken remotely, rather than in the workplace.
Accounting Scholarship program
Receive an $8000 scholarship with a high profile company and gain credit towards your studies! Placements are currently available with TABCORP, Choice Hotels & Orora with the Accounting Scholarship program.
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 an 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 in their workplace (Monash Business School placements)
- Provide a safe working environment (hosts 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 a minimum of 20 Days (for 6 CP), 30 Days (for 12 CP) and 55 Days (for 24 CP) of work – these are determined before placements are confirmed.
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 complete a survey at the end of the placement.
How to apply
Step 1 – Eligibility
It is your responsibility to ensure that you have available credit points in your course to fit your IE unit. IE units can usually be taken in place of elective or capstone units, or a combination of both.
We encourage you to use the Monash University handbook from the year you started your course for guidance. To access accurate course advice and a new course plan, please contact the Monash University Course Advice team.
Step 2 – Prepare your IE application and supporting document
You will need to provide your updated resume. Please save the file as a Word document and name the file as:
First Name - Last Name - Student ID - Resume.doc
Career Connect can provide you with assistance on writing your resume in workshops and online assistance.
We will use your responses to the Placement Proposal questions below to assess your application and shortlist you. 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:
- Please describe what type of placement you are interested in and what you hope to achieve?
Please provide clear information about the type of placement you are seeking and what you would like to gain from your placement.
- 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)
- 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.
- Please explain how the placement you hope to gain is relevant to your degree/major and how it will enhance your learning.
In this section you will need to describe how the placement will relate to your course or major.
Step 3 – Submit your application
- Once you have completed the required documents, you can begin your online application.
- To submit your application log into your Monash student placement portal (InPlace) and submit an online WIL placement application.
- For assistance with your online application, see the step-by-step guide.
- Your Placement proposal: Upload your responses to the placement proposal questions. This will be used to assess your application and match you with the most suitable host organisations.
- Please complete all information requested in the online application form, including the unit you are planning to enrol in.
- Please ensure you upload the documents listed in Step 2.
- Please note: You will need to upload both documents at the same time. See the step-by-step guide for more details.
- Please apply for only one opportunity in any one teaching period. You will need to first select 'onshore' or 'offshore' and then the 'unit code'.
- Applying for more than one opportunity will NOT influence your application's successful outcome.
- If you apply for more than one opportunity, only one application will be considered and all other applications in the same teaching period will be automatically rejected.
Step 4 – Application assessment and interviews
What to expect:
- After your application has been submitted, we will send you an application acknowledgement email. From then it will take up to 10 business days for us to review your application.
- Your eligibility will be assessed and your application will be checked to ensure we have all the information we need. We’ll contact you if we need further information.
- You will be asked to complete an online video interview as part of the application – to prepare for this, please use the Career Connect Interview360 tool to access WIL application practice interview questions.
- We will find a host organisation that aligns with the information you have provided in the Placement proposal and we will contact you once we have a host we think will be suitable for you. We will send your resume to the host organization and you will be asked to attend an interview with the host organisation. Once you have been shortlisted, we will email you to let you know when host interviews will be conducted. Please ensure you are available to be interviewed by the host during the dates specified in that email.
Please remember that this is a very competitive process and if you are not available for an interview during the specified dates you may not gain a placement.
Step 5 – Outcome advice, placement agreements and enrolment
- After you have been interviewed by your host organization, we’ll get in touch to let you know the final outcome of your application. This may be as late as O-week depending on when you submitted your application and the type of placement you are applying for.
- We’ll send you a confirmation email with a Placement Agreement attached. You will need to sign and return the Placement Agreement via InPlace to finalise the application process and accept the placement. Once the signed agreement is received your enrolment will be processed and you’ll need to confirm it in WES.
Step 6 – Moodle unit assessment and information
You’ll get access to the relevant Moodle site where you’ll find all the information about your assessment.
In order for you to understand what to expect during your industry placement, you are required to attend an Induction Session, which will cover important information regarding assessment and very useful workplace information. Please note your student card will be scanned to confirm your attendance and those who don't attend will be contacted.
You will receive details of the session in your placement confirmation email.
International placement (offshore) applications
Monash sourced International placements are not currently available.