Graduate Research School

Research Internship and EngagementWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 800228.1


Student Contribution Band: 4

Level: 7

Credit Points: 10

Equivalent Units
800176 - Internship and Community Engagement (PG)

800218 Researcher Development 1: Reading ,Writing, and the Business of Research

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in 8083 Bachelor of Research Studies or 8084/8085 Master of Research. Internship or work placement must be agreed between student and unit coordinator prior to student enrolling in the unit.

About this Unit
The aim of this unit is to provide MRes candidates with a research development and training opportunity through a cross disciplinary, supportive, experiential learning environment. Through exposure to workplaces, research institutes, community settings, and research processes, students will have the opportunity to apply their research and technical skills and develop their professional identity in their chosen field of research. The placement will be chosen by the student in consultation with the unit coordinator and will be undertaken either as an individual or part of a project team. If students enrolled in B Research Studies/M Research wish to take this unit before having completed the prerequisite unit 800218 Researcher Development 1: Reading, Writing, and the Business of Research, contact the unit coordinator to obtain permission to complete a rule waiver (this will be on a case by case basis only).

Special Requirements - Legislative Pre-requisites

Any Internship/work placement site requirements. For example, in some cases, some of the students’ projects will comprise working with vulnerable populations, and may need to undertake Child Protection course; Police Check, First Aid, etc

The School will individually case manage to ensure the special requirements are satisfied for each project.

Student Compliance Information for all Health-Related Placements

If a placement is taking place at a NSW Health facility, the following requirements must be met.

Mandatory NSW Health student placement policy requirements

To be able to undertake placement in any NSW Health facility you must be assessed as compliant with NSW Health student placement policy in the first year of your course, regardless of when you expect to go on your first placement. Access and read the NSW Student Compliance Information Booklet.

NSW Student Compliance Information Booklet

Please ensure that you

1. Find your existing National Police Check or apply for one

2. Gather documentary evidence of your vaccination history

3. Print and compete all relevant NSW Health forms relevant to the campus you are enrolled at or online enrolment requirements

4. Follow booklet instructions on how to have your compliance documents assessed by NSW health staff.

International students have additional requirements: the link to the booklet will inform you of these requirements.

School Requirements

Contact your School for further details regarding your School’s requirements, if any, such as

  • If you live outside of NSW or Australia and need to meet your state, territory or country’s compliance requirements
  • If you need to meet different state, territory or country compliance requirements.
  • NSW Working with Children Check (WWCC) or other state equivalent, valid for your entire course.
  • Current approved first aid certificate valid for your entire course - approved course providers can be found at the Government Training website
  • Other non-health related requirements.

Student Compliance Resources are also available on the Placements Hub web page.


Special Requirements - Essential Equipment
Any Internship/work placement site requirements. For example safety gear.

8083.2Bachelor of Research StudiesCURRENT
MICTRES.1Master of Information and Communications Technology (Research)CURRENT

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