Industry Placement Minor
The Industry Placement Minor is a university-wide elective placement Minor offered at La Trobe University, to support career and life-capable graduates. Undertaking the minor allows students to apply the knowledge and skills from their course in a professional work setting, gain valuable work experience and build a professional network. Designed with flexibility in mind, choose from completing one longer placement in a single semester, or undertaking multiple placements over two or more semesters.
The Industry Placement Minor is designed to be an online self-directed flexible learning subject with a focus on learning through placement experience, assessments and seminars. As indicated in the diagram adjacent, students can enrol in the Industry Placement Minor in a range of ways.
Is the Industry Placement Minor right for me?
The Industry Placement Minor is recommended for students who want to:
- Explore different career options
- Complete more than 100 placement hours
- Immerse themselves into industry experience in one or multiple organisations
- Do an elective placement subject to undertake a student sourced placement (where you may not have access to discipline specific placement subjects)
The Industry Placement Minor comprises of:
- 4 subjects - LTU2PP1, LTU2PP2, LTU3PP3 and LTU3PP4, a total of 60 credit points (each subject has 100 hours of placement as a hurdle requirement)
- A minimum of 400 hours (approx.50 days) of placement if you wish to qualify for the Industry Placement Minor on your transcript OR you can do 2 or 3 of the Industry Placement Minor subjects if you secure a placement opportunity of more than 100 hours
- The Industry Placement Minor is offered through La Trobe Academic Terms calendar, each 6 weeks long. It is strongly recommended that subjects are taken in sequence from LTU2PP1 to LTU3PP4
In most cases, the Industry Placement Minor requires students to source a placement. The Industry Placement team has tools and resources to help students to identify suitable organisations and guide them through the process. The placement must be approved by the Subject Coordinator before the commencement of the Term, or students will be required to withdraw from the subject. Occasionally La Trobe offers university sourced placements that are made available to you throughout the year.
If you are applying for the Industry Placement Minor, you can use the Industry Placement Minor - Introductory letter which provides potential industry partners with more detail about the Minor and what it means to become a La Trobe Industry Partner.
You may be eligible to enrol if you meet these requirements:
- have space in your study plan for a minor or 60 credit points of elective subjects (4 subjects)
- have completed 120 credit points of your degree, i.e. equivalent to 1st year of your degree
- placement activities must constitute a genuine work-integrated learning opportunity
- you must have a dedicated workplace supervisor who provides one-to-one supervision on a regular basis
- there may also be requirements by placement organisations such as a Working With Children Check or Police Check
If you hold a Student Visa, the placement hours associated to this minor may contribute to your maximum allowed work hours per fortnight.
Other requirements include:
Industry Placement Minor - La Trobe University Handbook
- Professional Placement 1 - Handbook entry for LTU2PP1
- Professional Placement 2 - Handbook entry for LTU2PP2
- Professional Placement 3 - Handbook entry for LTU3PP3
- Professional Placement 4 - Handbook entry for LTU3PP4
Subjects offered all campuses online.
Key dates and how to apply
The Industry Placement Minor involves a pre-application process and has specific key dates that relate to applications for university sourced or student sourced placements. Further details can be found via the How to Apply page.
Find out more about how to apply, key dates and more.