System upgrade alert

As part of regular maintenance, there will be a system upgrade over the weekend of the 14–17 December 2018.

How does this affect me and when is the upgrade?

Some links on the Sonia homepages will be unavailable to all staff and students:
Start: 5pm on Friday 14 December 2018. Completion: 8am on Monday 17 December 2018.


This is the Placement system used by the WPL Science Program at the University of the Sunshine Coast.

Once you have logged into Sonia Online, your School homepage will become active. From here you can access information relating to your Placement including:

  • your placement details;
  • Forms and information for Mandatory Requirements;
  • Reminders and important dates;
  • Electronic forms;
  • Facility information;
  • Selecting placement group preferences;
  • Uploading and viewing documentation.

The dedicated Workplace Learning email address for inquiries is

WPL Application due dates

Period Date
Session 8 2018 10 September 2018 - CLOSED
Session 1 2019 13 November 2018
Semester 1 2019 14 December 2018

WPL Information Sessions were held in Semester 1 2018

Day Date Time Room Week
Tuesday 6 March 10–11am Room C1.39 Week 2
Wednesday 11 April 12–1pm Room C1.50 Week 6
Thursday 25 May 3–4pm Room C1.49 Week 12

Semester 2 2018 
There are drop in sessions with the WPL Course Coordinator during semester on Tuesdays 9-10am, please email to advise of your attendance.


Please visit the Events page to view all current events.


Please note

It is the responsibility of each student to ensure their mandatory documents are current and that the originals are available for sighting on request from USC or Placement Staff.

To contact the WPL Course Coordinator or Course Administrator please use for course-related questions (including assessment tasks) and email the Course Coordinator for personal questions.

Students can expect to receive a response to an email within 48 hours Monday to Friday in normal business hours (public holidays excluded). Please note that WPL staff have university commitments additional to WPL.

This database is a ‘work in progress’ – you may still need to check Blackboard for additional information, and some facility information may be provided via additional emails. If you believe any of the content is incorrect please contact the placement coordinator.

Mandatory checks

View your mandatory placement requirements.

Please Note: It is the responsibility of each student to ensure their mandatory requirements are fulfilled before attending placement.

Login to Sonia Online

  • first select your role (i.e. Student / Site / USC Support Person)
  • next enter your ‘USC username’ and ‘password’ in the spaces provided
  • then click on the ‘sign in’ button

Sonia for Students App

Download the Sonia for Students App:

Sonia support

For more information or technical support: