College of Business, Law and Governance LB5520 Placement Information

Apply now

LB5520 Professional Project/Internship

General Information

Enrolment into LB5520 is via an application/approval process (permission from the Academic Director).

Required learning outcomes, requirements of the subject and subject assessment can be found in link above.

In applying for LB5520, students have the option to:

  1. self-source an internship/project with a preferred industry or organisation that interests them most
  2. undertake a project within their current workplace
  3. apply for a JCU sourced internship/project

Eligibility

Students must have completed:

  1. Mandatory Work, Health and Safety (WHS) module, AND
  2. A minimum of 21 credit points of LB5, CO5, CP5 or TO5 subjects (depending on degree/program).

Mandatory pre-placement requirement - Workplace, Health and Safety (WHS) Module

Students undertaking either an internship or a project within their current paid workplace are exempt from this module.

Understanding the work, health and safety framework is the first step in becoming a safe worker in any industry. All workers need to have an understanding of WHS before they start work in order to develop the knowledge, skills, values, behaviours.

Click HERE to complete this module.

Timelines (trimester dates, dates for student submissions, and outcomes)

Internship DatesFinal date for student submissionsFinal date for Academic Director's selection processJCU advises hosts of outcome
TR1 - 29 Jan-26 Apr  (CLOSED)8 January12 January15 January
TR2 - 20 May-23 Aug  (OPENING SOON)29 April3 May6 May
TR3 - 16 Sep-13 Dec26 August30 August2 September

Students will receive communications regarding placement from placements@jcu.edu.au and are to communicate from their '@my.jcu.edu.au' email address at all times. This helps us easily identify you.

Please select one of the following:

Workplace project

Discuss with your workplace supervisor, a relevant workplace project. Some examples can be found here. Please provide your employer with a copy of this guide as it will assist them in creating a suitable project. Project must be separate from your current role in the workplace.

How to apply

Transpose the project information into the Current Employer application form and submit as per instructions provided on the bottom of the form

What happens next?

As per timeline information (above):

  1. Application will be assessed by the subject lecturer, then forwarded onto Academic Director for final approval
  2. Student will receive an email from the Placements Team advising of outcome

Sourcing a placement host

Some ideas that may assist in sourcing a placement host:

  • Use existing contacts or make new contacts through student associations, professional networks, JCU career events or your subject lecturer
  • Research businesses or firms which fit your area of interest and expertise
  • Consider what qualifications, skills and expertise you could offer the business/firm
  • Be professional and confident

Approach your preferred host. It is recommended you provide a Resume and Cover Letter highlighting your strengths and areas of interest. The Careers and Employability team have provided some valuable resources to assist with this.

Provide the host with the guide containing sample internship roles. This will assist them in creating a suitable internship/project.

Once the host has confirmed they are willing to take you on, transpose required information into the Self-sourced application form

How to apply

Submit as per instructions provided on the bottom of the form

What happens next?

  1. Application will be assessed by the subject lecturer, then forwarded to Academic Director for final approval
  2. Student will receive an email from the Placements Team advising of outcome

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

General Information

  • Students in casual or part-time employment can consider applying for an internship within their existing workplace however, must be given a new role and possibly moved to another division within the workplace for the duration of the internship. Casual or part-time students may, and are also encouraged, to apply to organisations other than their existing workplace
  • As WIL is a core requirement of the MBA, RPL/exemption/advanced standing is not given

Student Obligations

As a JCU student, your responsibilities when engaging with workplace activities associated with your placement include:

  • ensuring that you meet all pre-conditions for the placement, such as enrolment into LB5520, completion of mandatory documentation, attending induction and reading all materials provided;
  • complying with your responsibilities as outlined in the JCU Student Conduct Policy;
  • acting according to JCU's ethical guidelines, respecting confidentiality and intellectual property issues in the workplace, and complying with any other relevant workplace or professional guidelines, policies, procedures and rules (including workplace health and safety requirements and dress code of the workplace);
  • attending the workplace as per the agreed times, ensuring you notify supervisors of inability to attend on designated days. Attendance requirements may vary and in some cases may be negotiated with the workplace supervisor;
  • taking responsibility for your learning by participating fully in the learning process and undertaking all learning opportunities provided;
  • completing workplace activities in a professional manner within the agreed timeframe, and ensuring that you work systematically towards all assessment requirements for the subject;
  • communicating with your workplace supervisor/s and relevant university staff member/s (as appropriate) during the placement, and notifying your University supervisor immediately of any problems that arise; and
  • reporting to your workplace supervisor and to placements@jcu.edu.au, all hazards, incidents or accidents, illnesses or conflicts of interest at the proposed workplace or that arise.

You are encouraged to disclose to the Subject Lecturer any pre-existing health conditions which may adversely impact on your ability to successfully complete the requirements of your placement. Any information disclosed by you will be used to facilitate an initial conversation between you, the Subject Coordinator and AccessAbility Services in order to ascertain whether you will be able to meet the learning objectives for the placement and to determine whether any reasonable adjustments are able to be made to assist you in meeting those learning objectives. Any pre-existing health conditions which are discussed will not be disclosed to the placement organisation without your prior written consent.

Conflict of Interest

Students are expected to recognise and report any potential, actual or perceived conflicts of interest in their application. Failing to report may jeopardise the placement and the student's overall result.

The following are common areas where a conflict of interest may arise or exist:

  • nominated placement host is a family business
  • nominated supervisor has family/relative or close friendship status
  • any obvious political or organisational affiliations

If a conflict arises during the placement, students must notify their Lecturer and the Academic Director directly.

Where a conflict of interest exists which may lead to an unfair advantage or disadvantage, the internship application may not be approved.

Pre-Approved Host Organisations

The College has partnered with several organisations who have been granted pre-approval to host Interns, see:

Org NameSupv NameRole NameRole DescriptionF2F/
Remote
Internship/
Project
Paid/
Unpaid
ADhesiveJemma WalkerMarketing/media* Direct assistance and servicing any requirements of the Director
* Work with the digital manager to assist with website changes and small digital tasks
* Work with the social team to assist with content writing, design and scheduling
* Introduction to admin with office duties, answer phone, maintaining the office
* Design work, including working on weekly specials for supermarket client - print artwork, social tiles and EDMs
* Research on various clients for the Director, identify and analyse competitors
* Take initiative and be proactive in all duties
* Scanning of documents as required
* Other duties as required
F2FIU
CrystalbrookTracie PictonFinance & Accountancy, Business Technology, Innovation, Sustainable Development, Marketing and HR

As Crystalbrook Collection expands and grows their portfolio of Hotels across Australia, they are embarking on a number of critical projects which enable, improve and continue the ongoing success of our core service operations.

The exact projects available will be dependant on the current programme of projects available.  Some examples could be:

- Data-driven business processes
- Business applications for various accounting functions
- Harnessing the power of data and on-going challenges
- Aggregated efficiencies of scale
- Business Analysis
- Value Agenda's
- Legal and Safeguarding

EitherOffering both

UNPAID
ExcelliteZach Davis-HancockSocial Media

As a startup, Excelitte is being rolled out to the marketplace. Excelitte Data Capture also instantly converts data in a spreadsheet to a web-based software database application, automatically encrypting data, providing access to it only after 3-Factor authentication. Excelitte Data Capture instantly encrypts computer or cloud-based files of any format, ensuring files can’t be ‘ransomwared’, stolen, or lost.

Intern will design and roll out Excellite's social media campaign, in conjunction with the team across Australia, and will justify the campaign elements, seek approval for the elements and then roll out the campaign. During the campaign the intern will be a part of the team that measures the campaign and makes the changes as relevant over the course of the campaign.

Intern will then see the interaction between the campaign and the sales team who will be executing the leads generated from the campaign as it happens.

RemotePU
Grant Thornton (CNS)Sara GaudionFinanceVacation Program (3-6 weeks)F2FIP
Industry Training Qld (TSV)Carolina Fernandez Project: Setting up Training Programmes in Moodle.  Internship: Improving the Quality Management SystemEitherOffering bothU
JKM Accountants (TSV)Mathew HergedenFinanceLearning how to prepare Income Tax Returns and Business Activity Statements, as well as general administration tasksF2FIU
John Hartigan (CNS)John HartiganHRMReview and revise current HR policies, procedures and strategies (including WHS) with a view to ensuring they adhere to relevant government legislative requirements;
Assist in HR consultancy projects, i.e. implementation of HR policies and agreements.
Assist HR team/consultants with managing current HR projects and day-today operations of the business.
Review and develop position descriptions/ employment agreements, workplace legislation documents, HR policies and procedures, industrial relations management processes
Internship unpaid minimum but possibility of paid projects.
Must be open to a flexible arrangement - flexible day/ time between Monday – Thursday.
Mandatory a 2-3 hours face to face meeting each week to converse and discuss current HR matters/projects.
Must have superior digital skills and strong knowledge of computer tools (including Canva, Word, Excel)
Preferably own vehicle for transport.
Commitment to be reliable and consistent.
F2FIU
MAK Media (CNS & TSV)Matt HuppatzMarketingAdvertising process, traditional media, design, production, web, SEO, content creation and more. Emphasis is on digital media,Search, SEO, Programmatic, and moreEitherIU
Pickerings (TSV)Michelle Walsh-GlasIT; HR; Finance; Marketing; ManagementPD or Project information will be provided for the roles receiving student applicationsF2FOffering bothP
PVW Partners (TSV)Fiona McGillFinanceCandidate should have a future interest in working in public accounting as this opportunity may lead to a role with the firm.
Learning how to use the various software used in the practice including accounting software.
Assist in financial management activities on behalf of clients including bookkeeping activities.
Assist in maintenance of electronic filing system.
Perform research and learn to interpret tax laws and tax accounting rules and regulations.
Processing client records to prepare annual financial statements.
Preparation of income tax returns for individuals and other entities.
Take part in training activities together with the rest of the PVW Partners team.
Learn how to communicate professionally with clients and staff - written and verbal.
F2FIU
Townsville Enterprise LtdTracey HolmesHR; Finance; Economics & Development; Project ManagementHR: Assisting with general day to day HR duties, assisting with session planning project and recruitment research.  Finance: assisting with the development of forecasting and budgeting tools, assisting with the development of a Financial Management Strategy.  Economics & Development: assisting with hydrogen community and stakeholder engagement project, assisting with planning and execution. Project Management: developing a suite of project management templates that can be scalable for project size and typeEitherOffering bothU

Please review the PD/Project very carefully to ensure that what you are applying for is a good fit for your skills and ability.

Application Process

Students will be invited to submit an EOI, inclusive of a Resume, cover letter, and a copy of an unofficial academic transcript. The Careers and Employability team have provided some valuable resources to assist with Resume's and cover letters.

Due to university timelines, late submissions will not be accepted.

EXT students may apply for pre-approved provider options that are suitable - depending on your location.

Do not submit an EOI if you will not be available during the 3 weeks after the closing date.

To apply, use the JCU-sourced application form

Application Tips

Providing a good cover letter is your chance to stand out, so follow these tips:

  • do some research on the organisation offering the internship/project you are applying for
  • outline what you are studying now and how it relates to the role on offer - make a link between this and the organisation
  • make links between your skills and the skills that the employer is seeking, and provide clear examples of how you attained these skills
  • note why the particular role and the organisation is of interest to you
  • Visit the Careers and Employability team to assist with the creation of your cover letter/resume
  • ​​Internships are offered on a competitive basis
  • Applying does not guarantee you will secure a placement ​​

Selection Process

  • Upon closing of EOIs, subject lecturer will conduct their selection process and will then forward onto Academic Director for approval
  • If you are successfully matched to an internship/project, you will be notified by the Placements Team. Check your jcu email account regularly
  • The Placement Team provides student details to the organisation, who will in turn reach out to student to set up a meeting/interview
  • If you are invited for an interview, ensure you research the business, are punctual, present yourself in a professional manner and wear appropriate business attire
  • The Placements Team ensures successful students are enrolled into LB5520

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

General Information

  • External students (located outside Townsville and Cairns): can submit EOI's to pre-approved providers who offer a virtual or work from home arrangement, or must self-source an internship in their location
  • As WIL is a core requirement of the MBA, RPL/exemption/advanced standing is not given

Student Obligations

As a JCU student, your responsibilities when engaging with workplace activities associated with your placement include:

  • ensuring that you meet all pre-conditions for the placement, such as enrolment into LB5520, completion of mandatory documentation, attending induction and reading all materials provided;
  • complying with your responsibilities as outlined in the JCU Student Conduct Policy;
  • acting according to JCU's ethical guidelines, respecting confidentiality and intellectual property issues in the workplace, and complying with any other relevant workplace or professional guidelines, policies, procedures and rules (including workplace health and safety requirements and dress code of the workplace);
  • attending the workplace as per the agreed times, ensuring you notify supervisors of inability to attend on designated days. Attendance requirements may vary and in some cases may be negotiated with the workplace supervisor;
  • taking responsibility for your learning by participating fully in the learning process and undertaking all learning opportunities provided;
  • completing workplace activities in a professional manner within the agreed timeframe, and ensuring that you work systematically towards all assessment requirements for the subject;
  • communicating with your workplace supervisor/s and relevant university staff member/s (as appropriate) during the placement, and notifying your University supervisor immediately of any problems that arise; and
  • reporting to your workplace supervisor and to placements@jcu.edu.au, all hazards, incidents or accidents, illnesses or conflicts of interest at the proposed workplace or that arise.

You are encouraged to disclose to the Subject Lecturer any pre-existing health conditions which may adversely impact on your ability to successfully complete the requirements of your placement. Any information disclosed by you will be used to facilitate an initial conversation between you, the Subject Coordinator and AccessAbility Services in order to ascertain whether you will be able to meet the learning objectives for the placement and to determine whether any reasonable adjustments are able to be made to assist you in meeting those learning objectives. Any pre-existing health conditions which are discussed will not be disclosed to the placement organisation without your prior written consent.

Conflict of Interest

Students are expected to recognise and report any potential, actual or perceived conflicts of interest in their application. Failing to report may jeopardise the placement and the student's overall result.

The following are common areas where a conflict of interest may arise or exist:

  • nominated placement host is a family business
  • nominated supervisor has family/relative or close friendship status
  • any obvious political or organisational affiliations

If a conflict arises during the placement, students must notify their Lecturer and the Academic WIL Coordinator directly.

Where a conflict of interest exists which may lead to an unfair advantage or disadvantage, the internship application may not be approved.