Work Ethics for Students
Work placement gives students confidence in developing their own ability to work in a professional environment and makes them fit for purpose and for practice in their respective discipline. Students learn at first-hand about work ethics, confidentiality and about the meaning of responsibility.
While on placement, students have the responsibility to:
1. Comply with all requirements as stipulated by the program;
2. Conform to the regulations and policies of the placement organisation including occupational
health and safety;
3. Behave in a professional manner at all times during the placement;
4. Start and complete the placement on the dates scheduled by the University;
5. In the case of illness or other unforeseen circumstances, advise the Mentor and the WBL
Coordinators prior to leaving the workplace;
6. Provide a medical certificate for absences of three or more days to the Mentor and the Linked
7. Never terminate a placement without prior consultation with the WBL Coordinators;
8. Adhere to the professional codes of conduct appropriate to their discipline;
9. Comply to policies and procedures of the work placement;
10. Maintain communication with the Mentor and the Linked Tutor;
11. Inform the WBL Coordinators of any issue which may affect the learning process;
12. Fulfill all the assessment requirements of the placement.
The University stresses on an approach to the WBL Practice which is:
• Learner Centred
• Applied (Theory into Practice)
• Mentor supported
• Relevant to the continued personal and professional development of students.