Industry Placements

Work Integrated Learning (WIL)

Third Year + Fourth Year

The RMIT Interior Design program supports student engagement with industry, by inviting 3rd and 4th year students to apply for an industry placement. Industry placements enable students to access professional experience within local and international design practices as part of their studies.

Placements are valuable and sought-after partnership experiences that allow students to apply their studio-based learning on live projects. Through undertaking an industry placement, students should develop confidence to:

  1. Transition from university to the work-place

  2. Identify mentors and begin to map their own professional trajectory

  3. Become enterprising, ethical, engaged, adaptable and accountable

  4. Speak professionally about their skills and abilities, through a folio and interview

  5. Apply their design, technical and theoretical skills within a live project environment

Placements typically involve a 110-hour commitment from student and host. Placements can be weekly over a semester, intensive, or project specific and are structured with as much flexibility as practical, so that practices and students can tailor the role and activities to suit the capacity and projects currently within the office. A placement equates to 12 credit points. Successful applicants will be required to enrol in a specialisation to ensure they receive a PX mark.

Placement applications area accepted on a rolling basis. Successful applicants may undertake one placement only. Successful applicants will be accommodated as practices become available throughout the year.

Students wishing to apply are encouraged to attend an information and portfolio session, which will be advised during balloting each semester.

Application process for students

1. Attend an information and portfolio session

The information session is open to all undergraduate students wishing to learn more about the placement process. Dates will be advised.

2. Submit an Expression of Interest to

Your Expression of Interest should include:

  1. A cover letter addressed “To Whom it May Concern” outlining your strengths, capabilities and design approach (1 page) (The letter will help the placement coordinator to match you to a suitable practice.)

  2. A Curriculum Vitae (1-2 pages)

  3. A Portfolio of work: approximately a 10-page folio (PDF) that showcases a brief range of your design work including highlights, process and brief written commentary.

Please ensure you do a spell check and proof

Combine into ONE multipage PDF and ensure your file is no greater than 10MB

  • Label file as: Name_Year level_Student Number

  • Subject line: Your Name_Interior Internship EOI

  • Submit to:

3. After your placement.

Following a placement, students need to notify the coordinator.

4. Further information email

5. Practices wishing to host an RMIT Interior Design student are invited to email



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