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Industry Placement Policy

1. Purpose

To outline the way in which CIT students undertake an industry placement with a host industry organisation.

2. Scope

This policy covers:

  • CIT students undertaking an Industry Placement as required in the approved CIT study program
  • Host organisations
  • CIT staff as industry placement coordinators and workplace assessors.

3. Principles

3.1 All industry placements must be part of an approved CIT program.

3.2 Students must participate in an industry placement at a time negotiated between the student, the host organisation and the CIT industry placement coordinator.

3.3 All parties have a duty of care to students with respect to a safe working environment for students on industry placement.

3.4 Only CIT teaching staff will assess the students.

3.5 Workplace supervisors may be required to provide third party evidence of achievement by the student.

3.6 CIT staff will confirm suitability of host organisations to provide a suitable environment, sufficient learning opportunities, supervision and support for CIT students.

3.7 CIT insurance arrangements do not cover students receiving remuneration. These students are covered by their employer’s insurance arrangements.

3.8 CIT insurance arrangements will only cover students undertaking industry placement within Australia.

3.9 The Chief Executive Officer must approve overseas Industry Placements.

3.10 Arrangements between CIT and the host organisation must be in writing.

3.11 Students must successfully complete the relevant workplace health and safety components, including dress and equipment requirements, of their program prior to placement.

3.12 CIT must be notified immediately of any accidents or incidents that occur during the placement.

3.13 As required by industry, students may be required to grant permission for police checks prior to placement or provide evidence of medical suitability (such as vaccinations, etc).

3.14 A confidentiality clause or similar undertaking may be required by the host organisation.


While undertaking industry placements with other organisations CIT students are covered by insurance for the following:

  • Public Liability and Property covers injury to persons or damage to property for which CIT may be found legally liable for the students actions to the extent that this is not covered by the organisation's own insurance arrangements.
  • Personal Accident covers injury or disablement of the student arising out of the work placement and provides for reasonable medical expenses and/or compensation.
  • These CIT insurance arrangements are valid provided the student receives no remuneration from the host organisation for work undertaken during the placement.
  • In the event of payment to the student by the host organisation the student becomes an employee of the host organisation and workers compensation provisions of that organisation would apply.


  1. Cover costs of travel and accommodation whilst on industry placement.
  2. Complete relevant work placement induction.
  3. Work in accordance with Work Health and Safety (WHS) Guidelines.
  4. Meet the elements of competency set out in the program.
  5. Maintain attendance records.
  6. Adhere to CIT requirements in the event of injury or incident.
  7. Work in accordance with student’s rights and responsibilities.
Industry Placement Coordinators
and Supervising Staff - Teaching College
  1. Liaise with the host organisation to ensure placement suitable for skill development.
  2. Liaise with the host organisation to ensure workplace meets work health and safety requirements.
  3. Assess that the student is suitable and capable of taking part in the placement.
  4. Ensure students receive relevant WHS information and understand their WHS responsibilities.
  5. Monitor student progress in the work place.
  6. Maintain records of industry placements.
  7. Support and assess the student in the workplace.
  8. Check public liabilities insurance of the host organisation is current.
Host Organisation
  1. Enable the student to apply and extend skills for their particular vocation in a real working environment with appropriate supervision and guidance.
  2. Appoint a host staff member to supervise the student whilst on industry placement.
  3. Comply with WHS legislation.
  4. Conduct an induction to the work site.
  5. Provide Industry Placement feedback or reports if requested.
  6. Support the student at all times and facilitate access to the workplace by CIT teachers who will support and assess the student.
  7. Provide third party evidence of workplace achievement by the student if required.
  8. Confirms it has public liability insurance.

4. Documentation

5. Definitions

All terminology used in this policy is consistent with definitions in the CIT Definitions of Terms.

6. Policy Contact Officer

Director, Education Services.

Contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188 or email for further information.

7. Procedures

This policy is implemented through the associated procedures.