Welcome to Sonia. On this system you will find details of professional placement opportunities on the PLACEMENTS tab as well as the relevant forms and other details.

Please also expand and read the documents in the FACULTY DOCUMENTS tab.

Placement Form
Once you have secured a placement you must complete the placement form which can be found on the FORMS tab. If you are enrolled in the professional placement unit then ADD the form and select the cohort for which you are enrolled.

The information requested on the Placement Form is required so that we can accurately assess the suitability of your placement. Please allow at least three working days for this to occur and an additional seven days for your employer to be contacted and their agreement to be signed and returned. You will be notified once the placement is approved. You are unable to commence your placement until you have been advised that the signed agreement has been returned by your placement host.

Student Responsibility
While undertaking your placement there are a few requirements.

Act professionally. 
You are expected to act in a professional manner at all times and must abide by the organisations rules in regards to general behaviour, dress regulations, meal breaks, punctuality and agreed work hours. During your placement you are an ambassador for the Faculty of Business, Law and Arts.

Be present and punctual. 
Should you be unable to attend work notify your supervisor as soon as possible. Absence due to illness must be supported by a doctor's certificate and time lost should be made up. 

It is your responsibility to advise your Unit Assessor of any change of circumstance during the placement. If you do not fulfil the conditions of the placement to the satisfaction of your employer or the Unit Assessor, you may fail the relevant units

Privacy Collection Notice

Southern Cross University requires this information to arrange and facilitate your student placement or other professional experience activity, and for related statistical and reporting purposes. This may include disclosing personal or health information that is reasonably required to relevant third parties including placement providers, regulatory bodies or government departments. You may not be able to participate in placement/professional experience activities if you do not provide the information requested.


We will treat your information confidentially and will not disclose it, other than in accordance with this notice, without your consent unless we are permitted or required to do so by law.


The University uses ‘Sonia’ student placement software to managing student placements and other professional experience opportunities. Information on how ‘Sonia’ handles personal information can be found here.


For more information on how the information will be used and disclosed, or to access and update your personal information, please contact your placement supervisor or Professional Experience Unit. For information on how the University collects, stores, uses and discloses personal information see the University’s Privacy Management Plan or contact the Privacy Officer at