Faculty of Science

Science Work Placement unit

Further information

Science Student Office

SCIE2205 - Science Work Placement unit helps students bridge the gap between theory and practice by providing opportunities to gain hands-on, practical experience and network with industry professionals.

Applications are now open for Semester 2, 2018. Applications must be submitted before 23.59pm Friday 1st June 2018.

Information Sessions in Agriculture Lecture Theatre (G013)
  • Tuesday 1st May - 11am - 12pm & 1pm - 2pm
  • Wednesday 2nd - 12pm - 1pm
  • Thursday 3rd May - 12pm - 1pm
  • Friday 4th May - 1pm - 2pm

    Further communicate your passion for Science with the Schools Science Engagement unit.

  • Students will have the opportunity to:

    • Develop first-hand knowledge and ask questions about their field of interest
    • Gain valuable and transferable skills, discovering the importance of each
    • Be confident in their ability to master new skills
    • Make connections and create a professional network
    • Explore their options and taste the opportunities that exist upon graduation
    • Strengthen their CV and job interview with examples of work experience and industry referees
    • Build awareness of the expectations at work and the culture of their industry

      SCIE2205 - Unit Information

      • 6 points - elective credit at Level 2
      • Ungraded Pass/Fail
      • Work placement paired with learning content and assessment
      • Up to 30 placements available in Semester 1 and 2
      • More information from UWA Handbook

      SCIE2205 - Eligibility criteria

      • Bachelor of Science student
      • At least 60 points achieved (or on track to be achieved by the end of Semester 1, 2018)
      • Sufficient space remaining in course to receive 6 points credit
      • Good Academic standing with a WAM of 65 or higher
      • Good interpersonal skills
      • Good written and spoken communication skills


      • UWA Agribusiness Connect Regional Work Placement Scholarship ($4000)
        • To encourage and assist agriculture students to undertake a regional work placement at a regionally based agribusiness as part of the SCIE2205 Science Work Placement unit.
        • Students must apply and meet the SCIE2205 eligibility criteria before applying for this scholarship.
      • 2018 ACEN Student Scholarships($1500)
        • Applications are now open for scholarships to provide financial support for students undertaking a work integrated learning (WIL) placement in a regional or remote area of Australia as part of their 2018/2019 university studies. Once again eight scholarships to the value of $1,500 each are being offered to eligible university students who may experience financial disadvantage from having to complete a WIL placement. The scholarships are competitive, and will be awarded to those who are assessed by a specially convened ACEN panel to have more proficiently met the criteria.
      • More coming soon.

      How to apply

        Apply by email using your student email account.

        • Email subject line: Application: Name, student number
        • Attach Word or PDF documents:
        • Applications close on Friday 1st of June 2018 for Semester 2, 2018.

    Contact us if you have any questions about how to get involved.