What is Work Integrated Learning (WIL)?
Work Integrated Learning (WIL), is an umbrella term used to describe a range of approaches that integrate theory with the practice of work within a purposefully designed curriculum.
Benefits of Work Integrated Learning and Placements
WIL and Placements give you the chance to:
- Develop work ready skills and boost your employability while you are studying
- Put theory into practice
- Be taught, mentored and supported by academics and experienced practitioners
- Network with colleagues and potential employers
- Get exposure to cutting-edge clinical skills and techniques
- Explore career options – “try before you buy”
Types of WIL and Placements
Work Integrated Learning (WIL) and placements integrate educational theory and workplace experience, preparing you to be work-ready, world ready and future ready.
WIL and placements consist of:
- Clinical Placements
A compulsory placement of practical work experience that is part of entry-to-practice courses undertaken within the School of Allied Health and the School of Nursing and Midwifery. These clinical placements are undertaken with supervision in a health or human service environment and usually involve patient/client interaction as well as observation or simulation. Mandatory clinical experience is required for completion of courses and to be registered as a particular health practitioner.
A practical learning opportunity that enables you to apply what you learn at university to the workplace and enhance your employability. Undertaken as part of your course in a work environment relevant to your study area, you will generally spend between 100 to 200 hours in the workplace and will be expected to complete assessments based on your experience.
- Professional Experience Placements
A placement of practical work experience, undertaken with supervision. It provides you with an opportunity to learn from an experienced practitioner and develop your skills and knowledge in real-life work practices.
- Work Integrated Learning (WIL)
An optional practical learning opportunity that enables you to apply what you learn at university to real workplace and increase your employability once you have graduated. Undertaken as part of your course in a work environment relevant to your study area, you will be expected to complete assessments based on your experience. Many of our students find employment with their WIL employer post graduation.