There are lots of ways you can work 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. Many employers even use it as a way to find new employees, without the stress if it does not work out.
Students at our Gippsland campus have the unique opportunity to particiapte in the Industry Placement Program. This program is designed to ensure that the students are work placement ready with a series of Professional Development workshops and other experiences that build employbility skills during years 1 and 2 of study. At the end of year 2, or into year 3 of study, students are matched with a suitable host and undertake 26 weeks, or 13 weeks, of full time work placement with a project as the main goal. Host employers pay for the project through a convenient Scholarship arrangement with the University which avoids payroll issues, and is also is beneficial to the students. For more information, please contact our Industry Placement Program Coordinator, Joanne Matthews on firstname.lastname@example.org
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Where placements are not embedded in 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