WIL for IT Students

WIL for IT Students

Students can only undertake one WIL subject

Important information

Correspondence to students from the university regarding WIL will be emailed from it.wil@jcu.edu.au. Please ensure you read emails from this email alias as they can often contain job and/or volunteer opportunities. Students communicating to the university should use their '@my.jcu.edu.au' email address as this helps us easily identify the student


If you are about to enter into your final year of IT, please select one of the following options:

I would like to partake in a group placement via existing opportunities sourced by JCU

CP3101 Professional Internship is the subject matched to this option and is offered in Study Period 10 only

General information

The IT discipline currently has industry partners in place. Students who apply for this subject will have the opportunity to work in groups of 3-4 students undertaking an internship in a relevant, approved industry workplace and through a number of tasks, reflect upon personal and professional growth and evaluate the theory/practice nexus

Process for enrolling

Students cannot self enrol

Expression of Interest (EOI) forms are emailed to eligible students around Week 3 or 4 in Study Period 2. Students are to nominate a preferred venue (from venues provided on EOI), attach a current Resume and submit as per instructions provided on EOI

What happens next?

  1. EOI is assessed by WIL Coordinator
  2. WIL Coordinator connects students with hosts
  3. If approved, you will receive an email advising of this. The email will also contain information about how to enrol so please ensure you monitor your emails regularly
  4. In the event the application is not approved, you will have the opportunity to enrol into one of the other WIL subjects in another Study Period

Closing Date

Four weeks prior to the commencement of Study Period 10

NOTE: The LearnJCU site for this subject will become active 1 week prior to start of study period

Self-sourcing an internship (EXT students are eligible for this option)

CP3101 Professional Internship is the subject matched to this option and is offered in Study Period 10 only

NOTE:  EXT students have two choices only. First is this option. The second option is if you are currently employed and wish to complete your WIL subject in your workplace - CP3103 Independent Project would be the subject matched to this option

General information

Self-sourcing an internship allows students to target the organisations or industries that interest them the most. Prior to you contacting organisations or industry, you must contact it.wil@jcu.edu.au to ensure they are not currently JCU industry partners and to confirm they would be an approved host

Some ideas that may assist in sourcing an internship opportunity:

  • Use your existing contacts and make new contacts through student associations, professional networks and JCU Career events
  • Research organisations/businesses which fit your area of interest and expertise
  • Consider what skills or qualities you could offer an employer
  • Be professional and confident – inform the organisation that you are interested in undertaking degree and industry-related work for academic credit

Please refer to the Student Placement Guide for detailed information

Process for enrolling

Students cannot self-enrol into CP3101

  1. Source your preferred host. You should be prepared when approaching potential hosts. It is recommended you provide a Resume and Cover Letter highlighting your strengths and areas of interest, and the skills you would like to further develop whilst on placement. Print the Supervisor Placement Guide and give to host
  2. Once the host has confirmed they are willing to take you on as an intern, you will need to discuss and develop an appropriate Intern Role Description outlining the role to be undertaken, responsibilities and desired outcomes. Use the Intern Role Description/Acknowledgement of WIL Conditions form to submit your self-sourced application. Before an internship can be approved, the host organisation must accept the WIL conditions. Please ensure it is signed by both yourself and your workplace supervisor
  3. Email completed form to it.wil@jcu.edu.au

What happens next?

  1. Application will be assessed by the WIL Coordinator
  2. If approved, you will receive an email advising of this. The email will also contain information about how to enrol so please ensure you monitor your emails regularly
  3. In the event your application is not approved, you will not be able to enrol into another WIL subject until Study Period 1

Closing Date

Four weeks prior to the commencement of Study Period 10

NOTE: The LearnJCU site for this subject will become active 1 week prior to start of study period

I am employed and would like to complete my WIL subject in my workplace (EXT students are eligible for this option)

CP3103 Independent Project is the subject matched to this option and is offered in Study Periods 1 and 2. Please ensure you read the subject information as it contains details on the design and development of your project

You can choose this option if you are currently employed and wish to complete a degree-relevant project in your workplace

Process for applying and enrolling

Students cannot self-enrol into CP3103

  1. Use the Project Description/WIL Conditions form as your submission for this subject
  2. Liaise with your employer to develop a workplace-relevant and degree-relevant project. Define the scope of a specific project and outline its objectives (no less than 150 words). Explain how the project will involve you applying relevant knowledge obtained from your degree, i.e., outlining the areas of learning that will be applied to the project (no less than 100 words). Print the Supervisor Placement Guide and give to your employer
  3. Before a project can be approved, the host organisation must accept the conditions of WIL (Point 1 'Project Description/WIL Conditions' form). Please ensure the form is signed by both yourself and your workplace supervisor
  4. To submit, email the completed Project Description/WIL Conditions form to it.wil@jcu.edu.au

What happens next?

  1. Application will be assessed by the WIL coordinator
  2. Student will receive an email advising them of their project approval and of the next course of action
  3. In the event the application is not approved, you will have the opportunity to enrol into one of the other WIL subjects, being CP3101 Professional Internship in Study Period 10 or CP3102 Multidisciplinary Project 

Closing Date

Four weeks prior to the commencement of Study Periods 1 and 2

I do not wish to complete an internship

CP3102 Multidisciplinary Project is the subject matched to this option and is offered in Study Periods 1 and 2

Process for enrolling

Students enrolled externally are ineligible to complete this subject

Self enrol via eStudent

Project Information

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