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Yes. Depending on the unit you choose, it will be worth 6, 12 or 24 credit points.
This unit is listed as part of the capstone suite of units for those courses that require this type of capstone. Specialist degrees will have a specific mandatory capstone.
Yes, consulting projects normally run in Summer A, Summer B, Semester 1, Winter and Semester 2 throughout the year, with the exception of Winter 2020.
No, it is not possible to apply for both units in the same teaching period. However, if you have enough space in your course you could do a placement in one teaching period and a consulting project in another.
Unfortunately no. Each teaching period is different with different clients and projects becoming available throughout the year. Some projects also contain confidential and proprietary information so cannot be shared until student groups are confirmed.
The WIL Team uses your proposal questions and video interview responses to understand your preferences as well as your major and unit to match you to a group and project that is available in your teaching period. This is why it is important to put a lot of effort into your application.
No. The WIL team will consider your major however consulting projects are designed to be relevant to all students from Business and Commerce degrees. The WIL Team also aim to mix students from different majors to ensure that the client gets a full range of skills and students can learn from their peers who think differently. Finally, it will also depend on what the WIL Team have available in that teaching period.
Like placements, consulting project applications are a competitive process and success is based on your proposal questions, video interview and projects available. That being said, we have traditionally received fewer project applications which has made it more likely that students will be successful.
There are a number of reasons that host organisations choose to host consulting projects. In some cases, they may not have the required expertise or resources to solve a problem, or they may need a group of students to discover and explain to them what the problem really is. In other cases, they may want an external perspective from someone outside of the organisation who can bring fresh ideas and insights.
Project units include a mix of both individual and group assessments.
For most projects, these meetings usually occur weekly although you are able to contact your supervisor between meetings.
Once the WIL Team confirms that you have been successful, you will attend an induction session where you will meet your group and a representative from your host organisation. You will also meet your academic supervisor who will take you through the assessments and how best to succeed in the unit.