Industry Placement subjects
The Industry Placement subjects are 15 credit point elective subjects designed to help students to develop employability skills within a professional setting. The 100 hour industry placement experience is designed by students, to meet their interests, with the support of La Trobe academic staff.
Available to undergraduate students in their second and third year and postgraduate students across all La Trobe University campuses, LTU3IND and LTU5IND respectively, offer a range of domestic placement opportunities.
Students will need to complete the following as part of their enrolment in LTU3IND or LTU5IND:
- complete 100 hours of an approved placement opportunity
- contribute to an industry placement experience in a meaningful way as a supervised professional; this may include working on solving an organisational problem, developing a new activity, analysing data to improve a work practice, and more.
In most cases, LTU3IND and LTU5IND 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.
|Subject code||Year level||Min credit points completed||Other requirements|
|LTU3IND||2nd or 3rd Year||120||Have a spare 15 credit point elective in your study plan|
|LTU5IND||Year Level 5 Masters||Have a spare 15 credit point 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
- the placement must be approved by La Trobe University before commencement
LTU3IND and LTU5IND La Trobe University Handbook
For information regarding each subject's learning objectives, requirements and study options, please refer to the La Trobe University Handbook:
Key dates and how to apply
Find out more about the application process and key dates that relate to university sourced and student sourced placements by visiting the How to Apply page.
Find out more about how to apply, key dates and more.