Placement essentials for students
JCU is committed to developing students who have academic knowledge combined with the transferable skills required to succeed within the complex career landscapes of the future. Some of the ways we do this are through embedding authentic learning in the curriculum and by offering a wide range of student placements, fieldwork and projects that are designed to give you valuable, practical hands-on experience.
These opportunities vary, depending on your area of study and the professional requirements of your degree. Because we have so many different student placements and professionally accredited degrees you will come across different terminology. Student placements may also be called: clinical placements, clinical education, professional placements, legal placements, professional experience, Prof.Ex, work-integrated-learning (WIL), fieldwork, field trips, experiential learning, service learning, internships, professional industry experience, professional internships, and practicums.
We also have subjects where you can gain hands-on experience by taking part in capstone experiences, simulations, virtual experiences and project work.
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