This program provides students with career-building educational experiences in work environments by enabling connectivity between employers, students and universities.
In short, CCIWA facilitates student placement to work on your business. And the objective is to provide tangible outcomes on projects that your team may not have the time to tackle.
Our network of tertiary organisations and students covers a range of disciplines including:
- Computer Systems
- Data Analytics
How our students will help your business
The benefits to the students are clear – and the WA businesses that engage them also reap big rewards too:
- Hours of focus from a bright young mind that’s driven to succeed.
- A dedicated resource to tackle work or projects that you can’t get to.
- Fresh eyes and thinking to offer a new perspective or remove that roadblock.
- The satisfaction of giving a young WA person a great start to their career.
- Great projects, solid work.
Types of projects
Our students have completed some outstanding work for our WA business community, including:
- R&D project to test new materials for innovative pipe manufacturing.
- Designing a custom rack to safely export products overseas.
- Engineering solutions for crushing equipment at a naval base.
- Supply chain analysis for large oil and gas projects.
- Designing of machine equipment and components.
- Testing new technology to safely service and repair mining conveyor belts.
- Financial analysis, developing equipment instruction manuals and much more.
Tomisin is a Curtin University student who is completing a double degree in engineering and finance – and she recently participated in our program.
Students can be engaged for an internship or project at your workplace, or work on the completion of case studies and simulations on campus.
There are three key things to consider when defining a Work Integrated Learning Project:
- Students are available for placements of between 100 and 150 hours in-line with their enrolled unit requirements. This can be completed either in a block or up to a few days per week over the course of a semester.
- The project must have a defined objective with a student learning outcome but should also encompass activities that a graduate would be expected to complete in that role.
- As this is primarily a learning experience for the student, they must have a workplace supervisor with knowledge or expertise in the area of the project. The supervisor must have the knowledge to guide the student through their project or day-to-day role accurately.
We’ll make it easy for you!
CCIWA will be there to assist and advise every step of the way.
Placements are usually unpaid and covered through the University’s insurances. We can also assist with paid placements.
Our team will then do all the leg work – working through our WA university network – to ensure we find the right student for the project or role.
We’ll work with you to help define the project or role so that it meets the requirements for the Fair Work Act’s Vocational Placement Guidelines.
Lastly, we’ll assist in the administrative setup of the placement, and then provide on-going support throughout the placement to make sure that the original objectives are met.