Monash Sourced Placements

What is a Monash Sourced placement?

  • The WIL 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 WIL program

Do you get paid?

  • Students are not required to be paid during their placements as they receive academic credit for their placements. The WIL team does not ask any host to provide payment to students for Monash Sourced Placements

What types of Monash Sourced placements can you do?

The WIL team find placements that are in the following 8 general placement categories:

  • Accounting
  • Business administration – general business
  • Human resources
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Banking and Finance
  • Marketing
  • International Business
  • Economics

There are many variations to these general categories and we have over 400 partner host organisations so a wide range of options are available.

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.

For further information please visit our Accounting Scholarship program webpage.

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 are not able to be performed remotely)
  • 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.

Your placement proposal:

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:

Placement proposal questions:

  1. 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.

    For offshore applications please specify your three preferred opportunities in this section, and why you are interested in them.

  2. 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)

  3. 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.

  4. Please explain how the placement you hope to gain is relevant to your degree/major and how it will enhance your learning
  5. In this section you will need to describe how the placement will relate to your course or major.