Gain work experience with an industry partner for academic credit.

What is work-integrated learning (WIL)?

Work-integrated learning combines academic theory with meaningful workplace practice within the curriculum to help you develop your employability.

If you are in the final year of your coursework, Work Integrated Learning provides an opportunity to put theory into practice, develop your 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 your academic studies and your career.

What our students say

Madeleine Butler talks about her experience with work-integrated learning from on Vimeo.


Taking part in a WIL course will develop:

  • an awareness of workplace culture and expectations
  • a practical appreciation of your career
  • industry insights
  • experiences for your CV/job application
  • career capability by gaining employability and transferable skills.

Entry requirements

To be eligible to take a work-integrated learning course, you must be in the final year of your degree program, with space to take an elective and a minimum overall GPA of 4. If you are organising your own internship, the proposed experience must meet minimum requirements and be approved as well. Once approved, you can enrol in the course.

    Find out if you're eligible

    First step is to complete the WIL Application Form to find out if you are eligible to take a work-integrated learning course. If you are eligible, you will be provided with additional information about next steps to complete your application for your WIL course. 

    Important dates for Semester 1, 2023

    Applications open: Thursday 6 October, 2022
    BEL WIL Application Form closes: Friday 27 January, 2022
    BEL WIL Information Form due: Friday 10 February, 2023
    Placement Learning Agreement (Paid or Unpaid) due: Friday 17 February, 2023

    BEL work-integrated learning options

    There are three different options for undertaking a work-integrated learning course. Learn about your options, the process for each and get in touch to express interest.


    Find 100 hours of work experience related to your field of study with a host organisation, on-site or online.


    work team in the officeIndustry consulting project

    Work in a team with other students and an industry partner online or on-campus over a semester.


    Capstone intensive

    Work in a team with other students in a 2-week on-campus intensive for Suncorp.




    Upcoming WIL Consults

    Book a consult with a WIL Adviser and Employability Specialist

    If you have questions in relation to the WIL process, types of placements available, how to approach an organisation about a placement, CV and Cover Letters etc. then register your interest in this upcoming WIL event conducted via Zoom.

    • BEL WIL Group Consults

      Starts: 6 Dec 2022, 10:00 am
      Finishes: 6 Dec 2022, 11:00 am
      Remaining places: 11
      ​This session applies to students studying a program in Business or Economics and answers any queries related to Work-integrated-learning (WIL). Also, you can seek advice on securing an internship for a WIL course.