Majority of vacation placements are made available to bursary holders during the summer semester break, from about November until commencement of studies in February. These placements vary in length from 6-12 weeks, depending on the requirements of each placement and availability of the bursary holder.
A selection panel, will coordinate the selection process and ultimately select the bursary recipients. There is currently a commitment for the funding of at least 20 new bursaries; however, the actual number of bursaries awarded will depend on the success in obtaining additional sponsors.
Table below summarises the main tasks for bursary holders & sponsor companies to follow-up with the State Bursary Coordinator:
|Bursary Students Advise of Availability to Undertake Summer Vacation Placement.||Start : August
|Bursary Student Vacation Placement Preliminary Selection Interviews||September University Mid Semester Break or close to this. Half Day Session with all API Member reps and API Bursary Students (regional students to join via teleconference)||
Summer Vacation placements Interview Workshop Agenda:
API State Bursary Coordinators advised of recommended API Bursary student's vacation placements.
|Bursary Students Advised of Recommended Summer Vacation Placements and Follow Up Interviews (if required).||By End September||SBC advises students of recommended Summer Vacation Placements, final interview contact details if requested and contact details for finalising vacation placement timings, location etc.|
|Summer Vacation Placement Arrangements with Bursary students Finalised||By End October||API Member Industry Reps advise API Bursary Students of Summer Work Placement Arrangements download|
Vacation Placement GuidelinesStudents are required to turn in a Vacation Placement Report upon completion of their employment. A guide to writing the report can be found here. See examples of past reports below.
- Summary of vocation work 2012~2013 for: SA, QLD, NSW, WA, TASMANIA.
- Summary of vocation work 2011~2012 for: SA, QLD, NSW, WA, TASMANIA.
- Summary of vocation work 2010~2011 for: SA, QLD, VIC, WA, TASMANIA.
- Summary of vocation work 2009~2010 for: SA, QLD, VIC, NSW, WA, TASMANIA.
- Summary of vocation work 2008~2009 for: SA, QLD, VIC, NSW, WA, TASMANIA.
- Click here to download the "Vacation Placement Process & Timeline Guide"
The following document provided should be used as a recommendation to assist sponsor companies in offering an improved vacation placement experience: