Work integrated learning (WIL)
UC has courses that offer work experience which can include internships, projects, field work and clinical placements. All of these are supported by the University if they are part of a course.
The definition of WIL is:
1. Students will engage with a stakeholder(s) to enhance and develop their skills and knowledge as part of their course and degree.
2. Students will connect and reflect on the content of the course and their engagement through some type of formal assessment worth at least 25% of their final course grade.
3. Some aspect of the students’ work will be intended to be useable by the stakeholder.
Benefits of WIL
There are many benefits for academics who are prepared to extend themselves and teach WIL. Not only will you be cutting edge in your field, but there are far reaching benefits that include:
- Increased community engagement
- Increased communication with government and industry
- Opportunities for curriculum enhancement with applied content
- Enhanced student education, satisfaction and engagement
- Enhanced student recruitment
UC support for WIL
Health and safety
Check the details on our health and safety video.
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Still need help?
Contact Megan at UC Careers if you have any WIL questions or comments