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Ways to structure the position

Options will vary depending on what you want to achieve

You have the flexibility to choose how you engage your student. Each organisation will have different requirements, depending on the circumstances:

  • You may only require help for a specific project.
  • You may require a student on a full-time basis.
  • You may require a casual vacancy to be filled.
  • You may be in the position to offer the student permanent work after they graduate.
  • You may be able to offer a work integrated learning (WIL), internship project first and then offer some paid work.

Keep in mind that during the semesters around 10-15 hours a week is manageable for a full-time student. They may decide to take on more hours over holiday periods.

The different ways to structure a position include:

Regardless of the how you choose to engage with a student, you must be aware of the legal requirements and obligations which may be involved.

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