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. You may find an internship that is not part of your course and while it is great experience it is not WIL.

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.

Some of the benefits of WIL for students include

  • Practical experience
  • Applied learning
  • Skill/professional development
  • Networking
  • Career exploration
  • An edge in the job market
  • Enhanced transition into the workplace
  • Future career success

UC support for WIL

Health and safety

Our health, safety and wellbing team can help you if you have concerns about your safety while on WIL and you can contact them here .

Check the details on our health and safety video. You may be asked to complete a quiz about the video before completing your WIL. 

Find out more

UC's Colleges and Schools co-ordinate a range of WIL opportunities. Visit the College webpages for information about current opportunities.