School Of Science

Approved Industrial ExperienceWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 300655.3


Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 2

Credit Points: 0

Co ordinator
Rosalie Durham

Equivalent Units
SC204A - Approved Industrial Experience, EH218A - Approved Industrial Experience

Teaching Periods

PeriodOffered  Campus  Contact
2020 Spring  Yes  Hawkesbury Campus - EXTERNAL  See Coordinator above   Timetable.   Print Unit Outline*
2021 Autumn  Yes  Hawkesbury Campus - EXTERNAL  See Coordinator above   Timetable not available  
2021 Spring  Yes  Hawkesbury Campus - EXTERNAL  See Coordinator above   Timetable not available  

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About this Unit
This is a "Work Experience" unit, for which no student contribution fee is charged, nor will it consume Student Learning Entitlement (SLE). Students are required to obtain at least ten weeks, vocationally relevant, industrial experience during their course of study. The aim of this is to provide students with opportunities to apply theoretical concepts to real world situations, assisting their personal and professional development. Approved industrial experience aims to provide flexibility for students to pursue areas of interest and to assist in their selection of appropriate elective units in their course and to met the professional accreditation requirements as maybe required in your key program. Students are required to organise, formalise and validate at least ten weeks of university approved industry experience within an industrial, commercial or government situation during the course of their study.

Special Requirements - Legislative Pre-requisites

To be eligible to enrol in a unit and attend a health-related placement in your course, students must meet Western Sydney University course requirements AND Special Legislative Requirements to be assessed in their first year of study against the following:

1. National Criminal History Check: Students must have a current (expiring 3 years from date of issue) check valid for their entire course. A valid National Criminal history check must be an Australia wide check, include the student's full name matching their Student ID card and date of birth and not have any offences listed. If a student has a criminal history identified on their check, they must provide a Clinical Placement Authority Card (CPAC) or conditional letter from the NSW HealthShare Employment Screening and Review Unit


International students must additionally have a translated International Police Check or statutory declaration.

2. A NSW Working with Children Check (WWCC) clearance letter issued under the category of volunteer valid for their entire course.

3. A current approved first aid certificate valid for their entire course, approved provider courses can be found at:


4. A completed vaccination/immunisation card with all serology results containing expiry dates and currency must be maintained by the student to ensure compliance for their entire course.

5. NSW Undertaking/Declaration form

6. Completed any additional health forms required (such as NSW Health Code of Conduct, Health Student Undertaking/Declaration and Tuberculosis (TB) Assessment Tool)

7. Relevant Local Health District specific documentation as requested.

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