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Placement Program - Information for Students

How to apply

Pathway 1 – Student sourced placement

Step 1 - Check the eligibility criteria below

Step 2 – Attend a Career Connect information session on how to approach a business/organisation.

Step 3 – Register an EOI to enrol in KIT211/KIT511.

Step 4 - Identify a prospective placement provider (business or organisation)

Step 5 – Ask the business or organisation if they are willing to host you on a placement. You should provide them with a resume and cover letter. We hold information sessions on how to go about creating these (see Step 2). NOTE: You also need to provide the organisation with details about how the program is administered, available from here.

Step 6 – Any business/organisation willing to host a placement must submit a brief position description and selection criteria via the form here. We will arrange to contact the business/organisation to arrange a workplace inspection and an agreement to host.

Step 7 – The business/organisation signs a formal agreement with UTAS to host your placement. You sign a student placement agreement.

Step 8 – You attend your placement as agreed with the business/organisation.

Pathway 2 – School sourced placement. Note - numbers are strictly limited.

Step 1 - Check the eligibility criteria below.

Step 2 – Attend a Career Connect information session on how to approach a business/organisation.

Step 3 - Submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) application. EOI applicants will receive a submission notification email.

Step 4 - Eligible students are provided with a list of the available placement positions and selection criteria.

Step 5 - Students select up to 3 placements to apply for. Each application will consist of:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Responses to Selection Criteria

Step 6 - Students submit all applications to Placement Program team.

Step 7 - Placement Program Team forward applications to host organisations.

Step 8 - Selected applicants are invited to interviews by the host organisations.

Step 9 - Successful applicants discuss the timeline for their placement with their placement providers and accept and sign the student placement agreement.

Step 10 - Enrolment in ICT Placement Program is processed.

Eligibility criteria

Applicants must:

  • have completed at least 8 units (undergraduate and postgraduate respectively).
  • have achieved a credit (CR) grade or above in a minimum of 4 units.
  • have space in their degree to undertake a Placement Program unit.
  • be offered a placement with a host organisation after interview.
  • Successful applicants must complete the COSE Safe to Practice Declaration (DOCX 45.0 KB). You should scan the signed document and submit it to

Who to contact

Andrew Allan

Work Integrated Learning Coordinator

T +61 3 6324 3112


School of ICT

University of Tasmania

Locked Bag 1359

Launceston TASMANIA 7250

Dr Lawrence Sambrooks

Program Lead

Tel: +61 3 6226 1354


School of ICT

University of Tasmania

Room 365, Centenary Building, Sandy Bay Campus