Request a work placement

We offer a small number of placements each year to students who are enrolled in university courses accredited by the Australian Library and Information Association that contain a mandatory placement requirement.

Request process

  • Placements are available from February to November.
  • Due to the high demand, placements can only be offered to students undertaking a postgraduate library and information program, that includes a mandatory placement requirement.
  • Griffith University values diversity, inclusion and flexibility and we encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, and people of all backgrounds to apply.
  • Griffith University Library reserves the right to decline work placements, particularly during peak periods. Application rounds close on 31 March and 31 October annually.

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Your responsibilities

Work placement students should:

  • Be available on a regular and continuing basis for the length of the project or placement
  • Comply with policies, rules and regulations of the workplace
  • Work under the supervision of the nominated staff member and undertake the specific duties as outlined by their supervisor.

The Library may end a work placement at any time if it considers that an individual has not abided by the terms of the agreement.

Our responsibilities

The Library will:

  • Provide appropriate induction including but not limited to Health and Safety in the Library workplace
  • Provide training and guidance to enable students to undertake assigned tasks within timeframes
  • Endeavour to assign work consistent with placement requirements
  • Provide supervisor/s to co-ordinate the work placement projects or tasks with the student
  • Provide regular reviews and end of work placement evaluation.

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