WIL for Postgraduate Students

General Information

From time to time, students will receive communications regarding WIL from legal.wil@jcu.edu.au. Please read all emails received from this email alias. Students are to communicate from their '@my.jcu.edu.au' email address at all times. This helps us easily identify you

As a postgraduate student enrolled in LB5520, it is a requirement that students self-source their own placement. This can be done either through a student's existing workplace OR students can choose to self-source workplaces that interests them most

Please select one of the following:

Eligibility, applying and enrolment

To be eligible to undertake LB5520 Professional Experience, students must have completed a minimum of 21 credit points of LB5, CO5, CP5 or TO5 subjects (depending on degree/program), and permission from the WIL coordinator. Required learning outcomes, requirements of the subject and subject assessment can also be found in link above.

  1. To apply, use the Current Employer application form
  2. Liaise with your subject lecturer to discuss a relevant workplace project. Discuss the project with your workplace supervisor (project must be separate from your current role in the workplace)
  3. To submit your application, email to legal.wil@jcu.edu.au

Enrolment into this subject is by approval from the WIL coordinator.

What happens next?

  1. Application will be assessed by the WIL coordinator
  2. Student will receive an email advising of outcome

Closing Date

Two weeks prior to the commencement of Study Period.

Sourcing a WIL host

Some ideas that may assist in sourcing a WIL 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

Eligibility, applying and enrolment

To be eligible to undertake LB5520 Professional Experience, students must have completed a minimum of 21 credit points of LB5, CO5, CP5 or TO5 subjects (depending on degree/program), and permission from the WIL coordinator. Required learning outcomes, requirements of the subject and subject assessment can also be found in link above.

  1. Liaise with your subject lecturer to discuss a relevant workplace project
  2. 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
  3. Once the host has confirmed they are willing to take you on, discuss with them, a workplace-relevant project, bearing in mind the discussions already had with your subject lecturer
  4. Transpose required information into the Self-sourced application form and submit as per instructions provided on the last page

What happens next?

  1. Application will be assessed by the WIL coordinator
  2. Student will receive an email advising of outcome

Closing Date

Two weeks prior to the commencement of Study Period.