Student Placement Agreements

Student Placement Agreements

Before students commence an unpaid placement outside of WSU that is a requirement of their course there must be a Student Placement Agreement (SPA) in place between WSU and the external placement provider. The SPA is a legal document which sets out the roles and responsibilities of WSU and the placement provider, and defines the terms and conditions of the placement. SPAs are a requirement of the Student Placement Policy, and ensure that risks to students and the University are minimised whilst students are on placement.

The Placements Hub works closely with Schools to ensure that processes are in place to ensure that University policy and legislative requirements are met with regard to SPAs, whilst also negotiating and managing SPAs with external agencies that are utilised by more than one School.

Placements and Risk Management

Western's Placement Policy was reviewed in 2019 and approved at 6 December 2019 Academic Senate meeting. The purpose of this policy is to provide the principles and procedures for the approval and management of student placements undertaken as a requirement of any unit, course or program of study of the University.

Staff can access resources about placements and risk from by logging in via the red button on the right.

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