Undergraduate WIL industry placement

Want to get hands on experience while you study, and open up new possibilities for your career? Then an industry placement might be right for you!

There are three sets of BEX units covering industry placements. These are summarised below:

UnitDuration Credit points Work arrangements
BEX3006/3106 20 days 6 credit points 2 days per week over 10 weeks
BEX3012/3112 30 days 12 credit points 3 days per week over 10 weeks
BEX3024 55 days 24 credit points 5 days per week over 11 weeks

*Please note the unit codes BEX3106 and BEX3112 are for students who have already completed a 6 or 12 credit point placement.

Students have two options in sourcing a placement. Students may find their own placement or they may apply to Monash to find a placement for them. Placements may be local, interstate or overseas. Please note that the WIL program is highly competitive and there is no guarantee that every student submitting an application will be successful.

Eligibility

  • Completion of 96 credit points (16 units) of your degree by the time you commence your placement (16 units). You cannot apply with fewer than 72 credit points (12 units).
  • An appropriate number of capstone/electives in their course (i.e. 1 for BEX 3001/3106, 2 for BEX 3012/3112 or 4 for BEX 3024).

Assessment

  1. Before My Placement (30%) – before starting placement (discussed in the Faculty induction Moodle video)
  2. Reflective Report (60%) – at end of semester on completion of placement
  3. Future Action Plan (10%) – at end of semester on completion of placement

*Note that all students enrolled in Semester 2 industry placement are required to attend a virtual induction session (in O-week or week 1 of semester).

Application process

Students are required to make a formal application to undertake these units. Details (including closing dates) are available here.

All students should supply the following information during the application process:

  • Contribution expected to be made to the organisation
  • Expected gains for the student from undertaking the placement or project
  • How the placement relates to the student’s degree or major discipline area

Students finding their own placement will also need to supply the following information:

  • The placement role
  • Company details (name, location etc.)
  • Supervisor details (name, contact information). If overseas, this needs to an English-speaker
  • Starting and finishing dates

Where students find their own placement, it should be in a business-related role, preferably in the student’s major discipline area. Student-sourced placements are assessed and approved by the academic coordinators to ensure they meet unit requirements.

Academic coordinators