Fieldwork, placement and industry project portal
Notice in regards to current COVID-19 travel restrictions
In light of the ongoing travel restrictions and border closures, Curtin SciEng will continue to suspend travel programs for Semester 2 2020 – students residing in WA are allowed to resume travel within the regional allowances and are required to complete Travel Approvals (TOP) prior to departing the Metro Area. We will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates regarding travel from December/January for programs as they become available.
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 application can take between 10 – 14 business days. Engineering students with logbook queries, please contact your School Student Service Office (SSSO). School contact details are below.
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 via email.
What type of placement are you undertaking?
- 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 are provided in the placement form).
- 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.
Information for students with a logbook requirement (also called a Graduation requirement). Please find information below relevant to your logbook and the digital submission process as well as a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section.
Please download the relevant logbook to your course of study below:
- Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) – yellow logbook
- Bachelor of Engineering – blue logbook (Contact your SSSO)
- Bachelor of Technology – white logbook
- Master of Professional Engineering – yellow logbook
Download First Aid Certificate guide:
Download logbook reflective report guide:
All students are reminded that placements, fieldwork and internships need to be recorded and reviewed by the WIL Office prior to commencement. In the event that the activity is unpaid, under the Fair Work Act 2009, Curtin will provide insurance once a full review has been provided for the activity.
Download Curtin insurance policy and procedure
Internship letter requests
Students who are requested to provide an internship letter confirming their logbook hours requirement by the host organisation or for an application, please submit your internship letter request at the online form.
2020 logbook submission deadlines
Semester 1 – 15 May 2020
Semester 2 – 15 October 2020
Student submitting their logbooks digitally will need to review both documents below and ensure that they meet the digital submission standards.
- 2.1 (A) Engineering graduation requirements for submission
- 2.1 (B) Bachelor of Technology graduate requirements for submissions
- 2.2 Digital logbook submission standards
Please send your logbook submissions to your relevant School Contact (SSSO) using the webform below.
Do you have a course related question? Curtin Connect is your hub for student services, support and advice, across all 5 schools in the Faculty of Science and Engineering.
Curtin Connect is here to support your questions, which includes:
- New to Curtin information
- Managing your course
- Fees and Scholarships
- Student Details and ID cards
- and more.
If you require support, please visit Curtin Connect webpage and look for the “Lodge a Request” button.
Perhaps you are trying to connect with an academic staff member for information about your Engineering Logbook requirements.
Logbook questions may include:
- Which category to claim an experience under
- First aid certificate requirement (and/or white cards)
- Or general logbook information that is not previously referred to in the ‘Logbook information and submissions‘ section above.
To lodge a request for support about your Engineering Logbook, please visit the Curtin Connect and follow the instructions below.
How to lodge a logbook support request:
- Go to students.connect.curtin.edu.au
- Select “Lodge a Request”
- Click on “Managing your course”
- Select “Work experience, first aid and other course requirements” (See screenshot below)
- Click “continue to support form”
Engineers Australia Free Memberships
Curtin students undertaking accredited undergraduate Engineering degrees are entitled to free student membership, as well as free short-term graduate membership after completion of their degree.
For more information about free memberships and Engineers Australia, click here.
Want to make connections to help you find a job as an engineering professional when you graduate? Engineers Australia’s free Student Membership gives you exclusive opportunities to build your professional network, develop employability skills and stand out in the job market. You’ll also get access to brilliant technical resources, development opportunities, exclusive invitations, discounts and more.
Find out more here.
Graduate Membership with Engineers Australia gives you the inside lane to getting into your first professional engineering role, and succeeding once you’re there. You’ll have exclusive opportunities to connect with interested employers, develop yourself personally and technically and meet exciting people from your professional community, in addition to a fantastic range of discounts and exclusive invitations.
Find out more here.
Please contact saeWIL@curtin.edu.au or call 9266 1536 if you have any questions about the program, or if you encounter any issues with the online application form.