In order to provide industry with graduates who are better equipped for the workplace as well as respond to demands by students for employability skills and knowledge, the Faculty of Business, Justice and Behavioural Sciences have introduced work placements as part of the undergraduate Accounting and Business degrees.
Within the Bachelor of Business, students will have an opportunity to undertake a work placement in each year of their degree. Placements will grow in length (35 hours in year 1, 70 hours in year 2 and 120 hours in year 3), and in level of complexity over the course of the degree.
Within the Bachelor of Accounting, students will have the opportunity at the end of the second year of their degree to complete a 100 hour placement within a relevant organisation.
It is expected that students will progressively develop professional knowledge and an understanding of professional practice; employability skills such as communication, team work, and problem solving; and reflective practice skills enabling them to evaluate their own work practices while linking the theory of the classroom to practice in the workplace.
The subjects within the Business Degree which contain a work placement component are:
The subject within the Accounting Degree which contains a work placement component is:
To hear about the work placement experience from the perspective of students and host organisations who have participated in the program, please click the links below.
Further information for host organisations and students, including copies of the relevant forms and advertisements for upcoming placements, can be found on the following pages:
Elizabeth Bracken Sub-Dean Workplace Learning and Accreditation
Phone: +61 (0) 2 6338 4857
Jenny Grainger Manager, Workplace Learning
Phone: +61 (0) 2 6933 4280
Kirrily Welsh Senior Workplace Learning Officer
Phone: +61 (0) 2 6933 2911
Loren Edmanson Workplace Learning Officer
Phone: +61 (0) 2 6933 2481
Judy Wong Workplace Learning Officer
Phone: +61 (0) 2 6933 2698
Workplace Learning Unit
* Information on the Faculty of Business, Justice and Behavioural Sciences Workplace Learning site is correct at the time of publication.