Work Integrated Learning

Gain work experience with an industry partner on solving a business problem for academic credit.

You have already learnt so much in the course of your studies. Now, it's time to apply your knowledge in a work setting.  Work Integrated Learning during a course provides this experience in a format that gives you academic credit and the opportunity for reflective learning.

What is Work Integrated Learning?

If you are in the mid to final year of your coursework or research degree, Work Integrated Learning provides an opportunity to put theory into practice, develop personal and professional skills, establish networks, and find out what it’s like to work in your area of study.  It bridges the gap between academic studies and finding employment.

To help improve your workplace readiness as a graduate, we integrate WIL into course curriculum, so your experience will count towards your final qualification.

There are plenty of opportunities in the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law for WIL including:

  • industry placements/practicum
  • industry projects
  • work simulations
  • field experiences
  • entrepreneurship/enterprise
  • developing further in your current employment.

For an activity to be considered as Work Integrated Learning, it must provide an opportunity for you to integrate discipline-specific skills or theory into real-life practice and your involvement in these activities must be assessable.

The BEL Student Employability Team can provide you with strategies to source your own WIL placement. Those interested in taking part in WIL, or finding out more information about their eligibility, can discuss their options further with our Senior Placement Coordinator.

Benefits

Through taking part in WIL, you will be able to develop and demonstrate:

  • an awareness of workplace culture and expectations
  • a practical appreciation of your chosen profession
  • competencies for professional practice
  • soft skills and transferable skills.

Engaging in workplace practices while studying will expose you to diverse and increased learning opportunities that are not possible in the classroom.

Record your experience on your resume and gain a competitive edge! WIL will allow you to build skills employers look for in graduates.

Express interest

Get in touch to let us know you are interested. We can match you to opportunities as they become available or help you canvas for your own WIL placement.