Fieldwork, placement and industry project portal

Note: Due to the Curtin end of year shutdown period, we will not be able to process any placement applications submitted after 5.00pm on Tuesday 17 December until reopening on Monday 6 January. Any applications submitted over the close down period will be assessed and actioned upon our return on the week of 7 January, with reviews and approvals expected to be confirmed from 16 January 2020. We thank you for your patience and understanding.


As part of the University’s Work Integrated Learning (WIL) policy, all student placement activities need to be reviewed for approval BEFORE students commence their placement. You will not be given retrospective approval or recognition for a placement that was not reviewed and approved before the start date.

This policy applies to all placements, including self-sourced opportunities. Please do not start your placement until it has been approved.


Assessment of your placement can take between 10 – 14 business days. Engineering students with logbook queries, please contact your School Student Service Office (SSSO) listed below the Placement and Internship information on this page.

Before you apply, please ensure:

  • You have been made a formal placement offer
  • The placement must be undertaken within a safe environment
  • Your potential supervisor is willing to complete the necessary performance review for your unit (see your unit outline) or logbook requirements (see logbook link above). The university may contact your supervisor during the placement for a progress update.
  • You have all the relevant documentation to attach to your application (listed below)

Make sure you supply all requested documents and complete all required fields in the online form to prevent delaying your placement review. Once we have made our assessment we will inform you of the outcome.

Below is a list of documentation you will require to apply:

Unpaid Internships

  • Submit a Student Placement Form once you have been given a formal offer
  • Fieldwork Agreement
    The host organisation will need to complete the agreement, this is the mechanism which allows the University to cover your placement with insurances (Personal Accident and Public Liability) during your unpaid placement. The agreement is managed by the WIL Office, you will be included / informed of the agreement status after the first review.
  • Fieldwork Preliminary Risk Identification Form (FWPRI). This must be completed by you and signed by a representative at your Host Organisation.
  • If placing internationally, you will need to facilitate the fieldwork agreement process directly with your supervisor if in a non-English country or organisation. You will also need to complete a Travel Request (TOP – instructions provided in placement form above).

Submit Placement Form

Paid Internship

  • Submit a Student Placement Form once you have a formal offer for placement
  • Payment is classed as ‘money for time worked’, allowances, compensations and living supplements are not classed as ‘paid incomes’
  • Remember you are considered an employee if being paid, and it is your employer’s responsibility to provide you with the necessary workplace insurances and coverage.

Submit Placement Form

Logbook queries School contacts

WA School of Mines: Minerals, Energy and Chemical Engineering (WASM: MECE)

For students currently in the below courses:

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Exploration Geophysics
  • Minerals & Energy Economics
  • Mining Engineering
  • Metallurgy


Building 204 Room 437


School of Civil & Mechanical Engineering

For students currently in the below courses:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronic Engineering


Building 204, Room 437

Contact CME

School of Electrical Engineering, Computing & Mathematical Sciences

For students currently in the below courses:

  • Computing
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mathematics & Statistics
  • Physics & Astronomy


Building 314, Room 345

Contact EECMS

Please contact or call 9266 1536 if you have any questions about the program, or if you encounter any issues with the online application form.