Apply now

WIL in IT

Industry requires graduates who have not only the technical skills but the practical skills to contribute effectively to the workplace. A Work Integrated Learning (WIL) industry partner plays a vital role in developing the workforce of the future by being part of the education experience.

WIL is designed to develop and integrate employability skills into programs of study by increasing the interaction of industry and students through real life experiences. WIL meets the needs of industry, students and universities in developing, delivering and reflecting upon learning experiences that benefit all stakeholders.

It is a great opportunity to gain valuable skills, and establish professional relationships.

Important information

Students will receive communications regarding internship options from the Placement Team, Division of Tropical Environments and Societies. Please read all emails received from this team as they can often contain job and volunteer opportunities. Students are to communicate from their '@my.jcu.edu.au' email address at all times. This helps us to easily identify you

If you are about to enter into your final year of IT, select an option below:

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

General information

To undertake an internship in CP3101 requires an application/approval process. Students are unable to self-enrol

Internships are available to students as either solo OR as a team of 3-4 students. This depends entirely upon the internship host's requirements

Process for applying and enrolment

Internship opportunities will be made available for students to view in the first week of September. The application submission period will be open from 3-31st October. To view and apply for internship opportunities, sign into InPlace (link provided below). InPlace is where students easily access details about their WIL internship activity. Refer to InPlace Student Guide in applying for a JCU sourced internship

General

Please monitor emails from dtesplacements@jcu.edu.au regularly

Note: the LearnJCU site for this subject will become active 1 week prior to start of Study Period

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

General information

External students must self-source their internship. Internal students may choose to self-source their internship

Self-sourcing an internship allows students to target a workplace that interests them the most. Some ideas that may assist in sourcing an internship:

  • Only approach workplaces who are not registered internship partners (email dtesplacements@jcu.edu.au to confirm)
  • Use your existing contacts and make new contacts through student associations, professional networks and JCU career events
  • Research workplaces which fit your area of interest and expertise
  • Consider what skills or qualities you could offer an employer
  • Be professional and confident – let the workplace know you are interested in undertaking degree and industry-related work for academic credit

Process for applying and enrolment

Students cannot self-enrol. Enrolment is via an application/approval process

Download the WIL Prep Form in preparation of the internship

Source your preferred workplace. You should be prepared when approaching potential workplaces. It is recommended you provide a Cover Letter and CV highlighting your strengths and areas of interest, and the skills you would like to further develop whilst on an internship

Print the Supervisor Guide and give to your employer

Once the supervisor has confirmed they are willing to take you on as an intern, you will need to discuss with them and develop an appropriate position description outlining duties to be undertaken

Login to InPlace (link provided below). Refer to InPlace Student Guide. Transpose details from the WIL Prep Form into InPlace

What happens next?

Application will be assessed by the Subject Coordinator

If approved, student will receive a confirmation email advising, and of the next course of action

Please monitor emails from dtesplacements@jcu.edu.au regularly

Note: the LearnJCU site for this subject will become active 1 week prior to start of Study Period

CP3102 Multidisciplinary Project is offered in Mixed attendance mode in Trimester 2 only

This subject enables final year students to work together in groups to investigate and develop a solution for a project sourced from industry. Identification of suitable student projects occurs through collaboration between the College of Business, Law and Governance, and industry partner organisations. Students work in cross disciplinary groups (business, law and IT) and must attend the 3 hour timetabled workshop each week. Students conduct project work in addition to this contact time and receive support and project direction from academics and industry partner for the project's duration

This subject is not offered externally

Process for enrolling

Self enrol via eStudent

CP3103 Independent Project is the subject matched to this option and is offered in Study Periods 1 and 2

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

Subject Description

This subject is designed primarily for students already employed in a workplace to develop an independent project for the workplace/industry. Students will be required to prepare a project proposal (which would require subject coordinator/lecturer approval) and to complete a project relevant to their degree and workplace

Process for applying and enrolling

To undertake an internship in CP3103 requires an application/approval process. Students are unable to self-enrol

Download the WIL Prep Form in preparation of the internship

Liaise with your employer to develop a workplace-relevant project. The project you will embark on is to be separate from your current role in the workplace. The proposal is required to demonstrate how the project assists in developing/improving workplace skills; address an industry issue and contribute to industry

Print the Supervisor Guide and give to your employer

Login to InPlace (link provided below). Refer to InPlace Student Guide. Transpose details from the WIL Prep Form into InPlace

What happens next?

Project will be assessed by the Subject Coordinator

If approved, student will receive a confirmation email advising, and of the next course of action

Closing Date

Two weeks prior to the commencement of Study Period

CP3101, CP3102 and CP3103 subjects - general information