Overseas placements: The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) has increased its travel advice to Level Four (Do Not Travel Overseas), which is the highest advice level. Consequently, the University is not approving any future overseas WIL Placements, including Industrial Training, for the time being.
We appreciate that this news will be very disappointing and frustrating for you. We are committed to finding a way for you to meet your program requirements with a minimum of disruption. If you were intending to apply for an overseas placement to start in the next 6 months please contact the Industrial Training office(for further advice on what other options are available for you.
Domestic placements: UNSW is closely monitoring the outbreak of the COVID-19 and is following the advice from the Department of Health and NSW Health, which are both updating information regularly. The circumstances continue to change, and the University will continue to prioritise the wellbeing of students.
Currently, we will continue to assess paid placements with onsite or at home work arrangements and unpaid onsite placements, where the placement meets all requirements including health and safety and insurance. This assessment is only tentative, as we are currently unable to approve any placements due to the evolving COVID-19 situation. Students are advised to check in with the Industrial Training office just prior to their start date for an update.
As industrial training is a mandatory requirement for completion of many of our Engineering programs we are committed to finding a way for you to meet your program requirements with a minimum of disruption.