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Students undertake work placements to enhance their work skills and employability

For many students, work placements are a prescribed part of their program or are required for professional accreditation. The commonly recognised term for this type of learning experience within a workplace environment is Work Integrated Learning or WIL.

Benefits to industry

Your organisation can gain significant benefit from providing a student with a placement or project. RMIT students can:

  • bring fresh ideas, energy and enthusiasm into your workplace
  • provide a cost effective and flexible solution to recruitment
  • enhance capacity to take on extra projects or workloads
  • create leadership and development opportunities for your staff.

For many students at RMIT, work placements or projects are a prescribed part of their program or are required for professional accreditation in their fields of study. That’s why so many RMIT students are work-ready when they graduate.

Types of activities

Work placements or projects can take many forms and be customised to suit the needs of your organisation. Talk to us and we will assist you to identify the activity that is right for you.

  • Cooperative education placements (or internships) – range from a few months to one year, and can take place inside or outside of Australia.
  • Voluntary placements – are generally shorter and provide valuable experience for a student, often within the not-for-profit sector.
  • Industry and community-based projects – may take the form of a research or problem-solving project, where students and industry can collaborate on a specific topic.
  • Clinical or other professional placements – usually form part of a student’s professional accreditation process.

More information

Contact Career Development and Employment to be linked with students for work placements and projects.

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