Fieldwork, placement and industry project portal

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Students are advised that all university related travel (international and domestic) is now banned. Curtin’s insurance will no longer cover students undertaking university activities from 16 March 2020. If you have a pending travel request, please contact for more information.


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?

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 are provided in the placement form).

Submit Placement Form

Paid Internships

  • 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 information and submissions

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.

Logbook information

Please download the relevant logbook to your course of study below:

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.

Logbook submissions (digital)

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.

Email submissions to your relevant School Contact below.

Logbook FAQs

Please download logbook FAQs below:

School Student Service Officer Contacts (SSSO)

For Logbook queries, submissions and requirements or white card, first aid certificate and other assessment components please contact your school directly via the details listed below.

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

Students in the following courses:

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


Building 204 Room 437


School of Civil & Mechanical Engineering

Students in the following courses:

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


Building 204, Room 437

Contact CME

School of Electrical Engineering, Computing & Mathematical Sciences

Students in the following courses:

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


Building 314, Room 345

Contact EECMS

Engineers Australia

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.

Undergraduate students

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.

Recent graduates

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