Information for hosts

The Newcastle Business School is seeking organisations to host undergraduate students for industry placement.

Why host a student?

It is expected that host organisations will accrue a number of benefits from participating in the program, including:

  • Additional human resource capacity for completion of workplace tasks
  • Opportunity for leadership development of staff as they mentor students
  • The chance for students to provide fresh insights and new perspectives to challenges with your organisation
  • Meeting high achieving students and graduates who could be potential future recruits to your organisation or industry
  • Supporting the development of the next generation of industry professionals.

What discipline can I choose my student from?

Students can do the industry placement course as an elective from:

Bachelor of Commerce, where majors include: Accounting; Finance or Economics.

Bachelor of Business, where majors include: Entrepreneurship and Innovation; Governance, Policy and Political Economy; Human Resource Management; International Business; Leadership and Management; Marketing; Sports Management; Tourism Management.

Expectations of host organisations

As this course is about experience-based learning, it is expected that student placements will occur ‘in the workplace’ of the placement organisation, under the guidance of a placement supervisor.

The placement supervisor will be a professional with practice-based experience and expertise. They will work with the Course Coordinator and the student to design a workplace experience for the student that supports the course learning outcomes.

The host organisation completes a placement agreement outlining the duties and responsibilities that will be assigned to the student during the placement period, and what the organisation expects the student to learn from these.

The host organisation certifies weekly timesheets/experience reports filled out by the student and will complete a student evaluation at the conclusion of the placement.

There is no expectation that the students will be paid for the placement or employed by the organisation following the placement.

Information for organisations hosting an international student

How it works

  1. Host organisation decides to participate and the number and type of placements they are able to offer.
  2. Host organisation confirms the duties and responsibilities that will be assigned to the student during the placement period (applicable for each placement) and completes a job description template.
  3. The job description will be placed on CareerHub for students to submit an application direct to the host.
  4. Host organisation reviews the applications and selects a student or students for interview.
  5. If you would like to host an international student, we can identify students who have the best capabilities to fulfil the role and forward their applications direct to you.
  6. Placement is confirmed and commences.

To express an interest in hosting one (or more) of our students, please complete the online expression of interest form OR email