Placements Get set for success

Hands-on skills for success

Student placements, projects and fieldwork give you authentic, valuable practical experience; they are your link between learning and work. You will expand your networks and gain transferable skills that are valued locally and globally.

You need experience and a strong resume to succeed in today’s complex jobs market, and a hands-on placement with one of JCU’s clinical, industry, business or community partners is the best way to develop your employability profile.

Placements, fieldwork and projects give you the real-world skills that employers are looking for, and that’s why our students are in high demand. JCU has a five-star rating for graduate job prospects - this is because we help you develop essential transferable skills alongside the practical skills and knowledge needed in your chosen career.

Get set for success:

Practical skills and knowledge

  • Expand your knowledge and apply theory into real-life situations
  • Meet the professional requirements of your degree
  • Understand workplace culture and expectations
  • Develop new skills
  • Improve your educational experience
  • Grow your networks and contacts
  • Build your employability portfolio

Essential transferable skills for the future

  • Communication and negotiation
  • Creativity, resourcefulness and innovation
  • Leadership, teamwork and collaboration
  • Digital literacy and capability
  • Critical thinking and analysis
  • Problem solving and decision-making
  • Organisation, prioritisation, and time management
  • Emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills
  • Flexibility, resilience and adaptability

(References: The Future of Jobs Report 2018, The Future of Work Jobs and Skills in 2030, The Future of Work in Australia)