Professional Experience and WIL
The Professional Experience Unit (PEU) manages the professional placements for the School of Education and the School of Humanities and Social Sciences.
The PEU is actively involved in ensuring that students enrolled in education, social work and speech pathology programs have the best professional experience to prepare them for the workplace.
To contact the Professional Experience Unit team email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Student placement information
Interstate or international placements
Students who have permission to undertake their professional experience placement outside of New South Wales or in an international setting need to meet that state or country's relevant compliance requirements.
Students should be aware that they are required to meet ALL costs incurred for the interstate or international placement including, but not limited to, any transport, airfares, accommodation and living expenses.
Students who are specifically undertaking an international placement should read the following:
- UON Travel Policy
- Student Insurance
- Managing health and safety risks
- Global Assistance Program
- Study overseas, internships and placements
- Risk Assessment Process - International Travel
- Health and Safety - International Travel FAQ (PDF, 445.84 KB)
Students may be eligible for an Australian Government OS-HELP loan. These loans are available to eligible Commonwealth Supported Students who want to study overseas (exchanges, study abroad, short courses and other approved overseas study experiences). For more information visit Financial assistance.
The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.