Subject overview


SHE3FRW is designed to offer third year students from the College of Science, Health and Engineering the opportunity to gain real-world experience by completing a work placement in industry, alongside university assessment tasks.

SHE3FRW is a third year Elective subject (15 credit points).

What will you do in SHE3FRW?

  • Enhance your employability by obtaining experience and skills in your area of professional interest
  • Develop the ability to verbalise your experience in the job application process
  • Complete pre-placement preparation activities
  • Complete between 100-140 hours of work placement
  • Complete an assignment, oral presentation and reflective report.

Note that placements for SHE3FRW are self-sourced

Who can apply to enrol in SHE3FRW?

SHE3FRW is open to students who meet the following criteria:

  • Undertaking a course of study within the College of Science, Health and Engineering
  • Current undergraduate student in 2nd or 3rd year of study
  • Have a third-year elective subject available
  • Have completed a minimum of 120 credit points.

Information sessions

SHE3FRW - Future Ready for Work

Information sessions for SHE3FRW will be held each year at the beginning of Semester 1 and Semester 2 at the Melbourne Campus. Online webinars are also held each year in Semester 1 and 2 and are open to students from all campuses.

You are strongly encouraged to attend the information sessions or webinars. During the sessions we will discuss:

  • the types of placements that might be suitable
  • steps involved in the application process
  • key dates (e.g. application deadlines)
  • academic tasks and requirements for this subject

Refer to Key Dates page for information session details, and to register.

How to get the internship you need

This workshop focuses specifically on how to go about sourcing your own placement. The workshop covers topics such as:

  • How to identify an organisation that would be suitable for your placement
  • How to make use of your personal and professional networks to source a placement
  • How to approach an organisation to request a placement
  • How to negotiate the terms of your placement with confidence

Refer to Key Dates page for information session details, and to register.