Student Practicum Program - 'PracConnect'



The aim of the Tertiary Sports W.A. 'PracConnect' Program is to provide field placement opportunities for university and TAFE students studying Sport Science, Exercise and Health, Health Promotion and Event Management.



Opportunities exist for students to gain practical experience in a wide range of areas including:

  • Sport event management & administration                
  • Operations & logistics               
  • Marketing, journalism, photography & IT
  • Sport, recreation, fitness & health                            
  • Special events, functions   

Tertiary Institutions & Courses

TSWA has hosted prac students from the following tertiary institutions and courses. Opportunities are not limited to students studying in these areas.                                             

  • Central Institute of Technology (Cert IV Sport Development)
  • The University of W.A. (Sport Science, Exercise and Health)
  • Curtin University of Technology (Health Promotion)      
  • The University of Notre Dame (Sport & Rec Managment)                
  • Edith Cowan University (Exercise & Sport Science)                         
  • Murdoch University (Chiropractic)

Host Organisations & Events

In the past, in addition to offering field placements with the Tertiary Sports W.A. Inter-University Sport Program, TSWA has organised placements for prac students with selected state sporting associations, universities and special events such as the National Indigenous Tertiary Education Student Games.


Success of the Program

A number of students who have been involved in events and practicum placements have successfully gained employment either with the organisations they were hosted by or other organizations or events in the industry as a result of their involvement in the Program.


In turn, host organisations have benefited by successfully filling positions within their organization by employing students once they have completed their studies.  Past prac students have successfully been employed by UWA Sport & Recreation Association, Hockey WA, Volleyball WA, ECU Sports, Sydney University Sports Association and Australian University Sport.


How to Get Involved


Register your interest in completing your practicum/field placement requirements with the TSWA Student Practicum Program by completing the Student Practicum Expression of Interest Form and e-mailing it to


Host Sport Associations, Clubs & Events

Organisations interested in hosting practicum students may register their interest by contacting the Tertiary Sports W.A. office on 6488 1090, mobile 0411 103 683 or e-mail



Tertiary Sports W.A. Events

TSWA Health Promotion

TSWA Marketing


For further information call the TSWA Office on 6488 1090 or mobile 0411 103 683 or email