Undergraduate Application Local Industry Placement Program - Semester 2 2015

A. Personal Details

(Must be your University of Sydney email)

What are your major areas of study?

Please provide any additional information that will assist us in assessing your application for a scholarship based on special equity considerations (e.g. family hardship). Please attach any evidence to support your application (e.g. Centrelink payments)

B. Selection Criteria

Please address the four selection criteria below using 250 words maximum in each section, providing relevant examples where relevant.

C. Resumé, Statement of Motivation and Official Academic Record *

Please attach your Resumé, Statement of Motivation and, Official Academic Record, as a single Word document not exceeding 12Mb.


  1. You may only upload files of type doc, dot, docx, docm, dotx and dotm.
  2. Your academic record MUST be an official copy, not a statement of results from MyUni. Official Academic Records (transcripts) can be purchased over the counter at the Student Centre on Level 3 of the Jane Foss Russell Building.
  3. Please name your Word file to include your Lastname and SID, for example: Lastname_123456789.doc
  4. Shortlisted students will be asked to attend an assessment centre which mirrors the graduate recruitment process.

D. Local Placement Program Conditions and Guidelines

By submitting an application you agree to the following program conditions and guidelines:

Selection criteria and application process

  • All applicants must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree (including combined degrees) with the University of Sydney Business School.
  • All applicants must have completed (or will complete in Semester 1, 2015) at least 2 full load semesters of their degree.
  • The University of Sydney Business School will administer all applications and enquiries for the program. Correspondence and applications should be directed solely to the Business School.

Units of study

  • All successful students will enrol in BUSS2100 Local Placement Program (enrolled via the Business School)
  • Attendance at pre-placement workshops is mandatory and failure to attend may result in withdrawal from the program.
  • All applicants must not apply to graduate prior to completing their placement & unit of study requirements
  • Upon successful completion, students will receive a total of 6 credit points towards their degree.


  • Placements will take place from 10 August 2015 for 10 weeks (part-time)
  • Successful applicants will be placed within a public or private sector organisation for a period of 10 weeks.
  • As far as possible, the Business School will allocate placements according to a student's educational background and interests. However this cannot be guaranteed as it is dependent on the number and type of host organisations participating.
  • Students will be required to commit to work the hours required by the host organisation. The specific work hours are agreed with the host organisation prior to commencement of the placement. A representative of the host organisation will provide a work statement outlining the main objectives of the placement. This may also include a list of the student's main tasks and any further work obligations that can be readily identified and reviewed periodically throughout the work period.
  • All placements are unpaid however students will earn 6 credit points upon successful completion of the program.
  • The University of Sydney and host organisations require all students to perform their respective duties in a professional manner and to abide by the normal work ethics and conditions as set by the host organisations.
  • Applicants are expected to be open-minded about where they are placed taking into account the full value of the international experience.
  • Students are expected to represent the University and host organisation in a positive manner at all times. Inappropriate behaviour or misrepresentation of the University's name and resources, either professionally or otherwise may result in the immediate termination of the student from the program.

Important Dates

Before submitting your application, please ensure that you will be able to commit to the following dates:

Appliication deadline

2 April 2015

Applicants notified of the outcome of their application

13 April 2015

Assessment Centres

20-23 & 27-30 April 2015

Compulsory pre-placement workshops


Professional placement starts

10 August 2015

Professional placement ends

16 Oct 2015

F. Privacy Statement & Declaration

Information provided on this web form and subsequent attachment is required by the Business School to process your application for the Local Placement Program. This information, and any associated records, will be retained by the Business School. The records will only be available to those staff who need access in order to carry out their duties. All records will be destroyed in a secure manner at the appropriate time. Any request to access and/or correct the information should be addressed to the relevant faculty office, in the first instance.

The information collected is confidential and will not be disclosed to third parties without your consent, except in accordance with the University's privacy policy. For further information see the University Web Sites Privacy Statement available at sydney.edu.au/privacy.shtml or telephone +61 2 9351 4263 or email information.access@sydney.edu.au

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