School Of Science

Approved Industrial ExperienceWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 300655.3


Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 2

Credit Points: 0

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

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

Student Compliance Information for all Health-Related Placements

Students must meet Western Sydney University course requirements as well as any special, legislated, or policy-mandated requirements.

Western Course Requirements

Visit the Special Requirements webpage for details about your course.

Special Requirements

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.


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