Industry Placement subjects

Undertaking an Industry Placement is an excellent way to put theory into practice and develop professional skills in a working environment. Available to Undergraduate students in their second and third year and Postgraduate students across all La Trobe University campuses, LTU3IND and LTU5IND offer both domestic and international placement opportunities. The program is a 15-credit point elective subject designed to help you develop your employability skills within a professional setting.

LTU3IND and LTU5IND require you to self-source your internship and they must be approved by your Subject Coordinator before census date or you will need to withdraw your enrolment.  Undergraduate students must also have completed 120 credit points. If you have difficulty finding a placement, email our team.

The Industry Placement team have tools and resources to help you identify suitable organisations and guide you through the process. Occasionally we offer placement opportunities which are made available to you throughout the year.

If you have any queries, please contact :

Subject Offered: All Campuses

Teaching periodSemester datesPlacement application deadline
Semester 1, 202228 February - 27 May 20223 March 2022
Semester 2, 202220 June - 14 October 20223 August 2022
Summer 1, 202214 November 2022 - 3 February 202317 November 2022

For information regarding the subject's objectives, requirements, and study options, please refer to the La Trobe University handbook:

Handbook entry for LTU3IND
Handbook entry for LTU5IND

Am I eligible?

Unit codeYear levelMin credit points completedOther requirements
LTU3IND2nd or 3rd Year120Have a spare elective in your study plan
LTU5INDYear Level 5 Masters Have a spare elective in your study plan

Other requirements include:

  • placement activities must constitute a genuine work integrated learning opportunity
  • you must have a dedicated workplace supervisor.

As a student in LTU3IND or LTU5IND, you will:

  • contribute to the workplace in a meaningful way, as a supervised professional, such as by working on solving an organisational problem, by developing a new activity, analysing data to improve a work practice, and more
  • complete 100 hours of approved work placement.

Please refer to the La Trobe University Handbook:

Register your interest in LTU3IND or LTU5IND

Register your interest by sending your contact and study details to We will add you to our mailing list and keep you updated with key dates of information sessions, tips for sourcing placements, application closing dates, etc.  We will also send you details of the limited number of placements that we (the University) have sourced ourselves and that you may wish to apply for.