Engineering Work Integrated Learning (WIL)

La Trobe University's Engineering Work Integrated Learning (WIL) program is an opportunity to invest in your future workforce – now.

A six to 12 month (800 hours) paid work integrated learning placement, WIL brings together the expertise of industry partners and La Trobe University staff, for the benefit of both students and industry.

By taking on a La Trobe engineering student, you will benefit from:

  • An addition of fresh ideas, energy and enthusiasm to your workplace
  • Access to dedicated and talented engineering students in the final year of their studies
  • Leadership and mentoring opportunities for your current staff
  • Harnessing early career talent
  • Developing long term work force for growth.

Submit an Expression of Interest

Expressions of interest for the next placement intake close Tuesday 31 October 2023.

La Trobe is committed to ensuring both employers and students are supported throughout the placement. Our dedicated WIL team works with your organisation to make sure that you, your business and the student gain the most out of the placement opportunity.

"As a knowledge and technology business focused on process engineering and manufacturing, NIRAS are constantly looking to partner with the best and brightest. La Trobe University, through its Work Integrated Learning Program, provide precisely that facility," said NIRAS Managing Director Edward Lynch.

We ensure our WIL students understand how to act professionally while on placement. Before placement begins, students sign a contract outlining their responsibilities for the duration of their placement.

Students receive credit for completing the WIL program, so it is important that you are able to offer them certain opportunities. We ask industry partners to provide the placement student with certain experiences, including an induction to the organisation, a project they can solve or an opportunity to gather results, an understanding of the project’s values to the industry, advice on project scoping, management and evaluation and constructive feedback to support their development.

To learn more about the Engineering Work Integrated Learning opportunities, contact Senior Industry Engagement Coordinator Tim Austin at 0466 539 134 or email

Useful links

Engineering Work Integrated Learning flyer [PDF 298.4 KB]