Placements and Internships

There are many opportunities for your organisation to engage with FedUni to help create the leaders of tomorrow.  Many of our courses have a work placement component and hosting a student can be really rewarding for your organisation.  Organisations participate in a placement or internship as a means for sourcing a new talent pipeline for short term projects or to consider a long term employee.  Organisations are not obliged to retain a student post their placement completion.

The Industry Placement Program (IPP) provides students with the opportunity to put the theory learnt into practice through a work integrated learning environment. Students gain valuable workplace experience, enhance their knowledge and skills and; the program provides a smooth transition from university life to future employment. Placements are conducted over the course of either 13 to 26 week periods in a variety of host organisations where students work on real projects, alongside industry professionals.

A compulsory series of Professional Development workshops and other experiences are embedded in the IPP and are completed during years 1 and 2 of study. At the end of year 2, or into year 3 of study, students are considered by suitable host organisations and a undertake 26 weeks, or 13 weeks full time placement to complete a project. IPP is a host organisation funded scholarship. For further information, please contact our Industry Placement Program team at ipp@federation.edu.au or visit our website here

Where placements are not embedded into courses, high achieving students can opt to undertake an “Internship“, or “Practice” subject.  Placement outcomes are negotiated individually with the student, employer and the supervising lecturer, and usually consists of a report, presentation and journal of learning.  Depending on the discipline, these arrangements can last anywhere between 6 to 8 weeks of full time work, say over the university holiday period, or one or two days a week for a semester, all depending on the needs of the student and employer.  When entering into these arrangements you can rest assured, that as an accredited part of the course, insurance requirements rest with the University and regular contact with you and the student will be made by the faculty.

If you would like more information about how you might be able to offer some very valuable experiences to our students, either at the TAFE, or Higher Education level, please contact the Student Careers and Employment team on studentcareerhub@federation.edu.au or call 03 5327 9910