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Placement Program - Information for Businesses

How our program can benefit your business

  • Positive experience for workplace mentors and other staff.
  • Completion of a valuable work project.
  • Build relationships between employers, the School of ICT, and students.
  • The opportunity for host organisations to trial interns as potential future employees.

How our program works

To participate in the ICT Placement Program, students must be enrolled in their second or third year of study and have achieved at least a Credit result in a minimum of four units.

Upon receipt of student applications (including a current CV), businesses will be invited to interview students for the placement position(s). We believe the experience of undergoing an interview and selection process is a valuable learning experience for students. Offers of placements are at the discretion of host businesses. As the application process is competitive, there are no guarantees that all applicants will obtain a placement. However, we endeavour to ensure each applicant has an opportunity for a placement.

In Semesters 1 and 2 students undertake placements for one day per week for 12 weeks. Alternative placement formats may also be negotiated to suit both the student and business.

In the spring/summer period placements run for a minimum of 24 days over a 6 week period negotiated to suit both the student and business.

What our placements involve

  • The ICT Placement Program team contact employers to discuss the program and provide them with relevant information, including:
  • The team arranges to visit the workplace.
  • Employers provide a placement position description and 3-4 selection criteria.
  • Businesses must provide a suitable staff member to:
    • mentor the student(s);
    • provide guidance in the workplace during the internship; and
    • contribute to the workplace assessment of the student(s).
  • The business will also provide access to facilities, equipment, staff, and any information necessary to enable the student to successfully complete the project. Payment of the student is up to each individual business.
  • The placement must include duties that are of an ICT career related nature. The purpose of the placement is to allow the student to achieve the learning outcomes of their unit and be immersed in the workings of an organisation. The role must fit a recognised ICT career (at a junior level) see: https://www.qgcio.qld.gov.au/information-on/ict-careers-and-skills-framework

How your business can get involved

Contact either the Unit Coordinator Dr Lawrence Sambrooks or the Work Integrated Learning Coordinator Andrew Allan to find out about getting involved in the program.

Who to contact

Andrew Allan

Work Integrated Learning Coordinator

T +61 3 6324 3112

Email: ICT.WIL@utas.edu.au

School of ICT

University of Tasmania

Locked Bag 1359

Launceston TASMANIA 7250

Dr Lawrence Sambrooks

Program Lead

Tel: +61 3 6226 1354

Email: ICT.WIL@utas.edu.au

School of ICT

University of Tasmania

Room 365, Centenary Building, Sandy Bay Campus