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Information for Work-integrated Learning (WIL) & Placements

Work-integrated Learning (WIL) and student placements

Work-integrated learning (WIL), also known as placements, is a unique form of educational experience that enables students to gain practical skills and knowledge within a discipline as a part of their study.

Placement units play an integral role in developing the concepts from the classroom by allowing students to gain practical skills and competencies while gaining valuable knowledge from industry professionals within a relevant learning environment, and across different sectors such as allied health, education non-government/community-based organisation or government.

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Need Immediate Assistance?

If you are on placement and need immediate assistance, please contact the CDU After-hours Support Line at 1300 933 393.

Information for current students


The College of Health and Human Sciences has launched a new Placement Management System called InPlace. This software will allow you to manage your own placement applications, maintain up-to-date pre-placement documents, and record your timesheets (if needed). The app is accessible on your web browser, mobile or tablet via your Student Portal. Currently this software is only available for higher education students. Access for VET students is not currently available.

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Organising your placements

Once you have enrolled in your course, you will automatically gain access to the CHHS Placement (WIL) Central Unit on Learnline and our Placement Management System - InPlace. This will provide you with all the information you need for getting ready to do your placements including your pre-placement documents, dates and opportunities.

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Essential requirements for placements

Work-Integrated Learning and Placement units are an essential requirement of the course. Placements will be offered across the whole of the NT, although we will try and respond to your particular requests this may not always be possible. Travel may be required to fulfil the practical components of the course. Placements are offered based on availabilities with organisations and refusal to accept an offer may jeopardise and delay the completion of your course. You will also be required to submit proof of vaccinations for clinical placements and security checks.

Inherent requirements for your course

Inherent requirements are the abilities, knowledge, and standards of conduct and performance that are essential for a student to achieve the learning outcomes of a course or unit. These may include compulsory standards set by professional registration, or accreditation bodies.

Inherent requirements are specific to a particular course but are not course entry requirements. To enable informed decision making about courses of study, prospective and current students should reflect carefully on the course inherent requirements. These should also be considered when undertaking your placements.

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Speak with a placements team member

For enquiries about your placement, please contact the CHHS WIL & Placements Team at or speak with us on 08 8946 7528, Monday to Friday 9:00am - 3:00pm.