Work Integrated Learning (WIL)

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) integrates academic theory with meaningful workplace practice within a curriculum, to help students build their employability.

Participating in a course that includes WIL improves graduate employability by increasing work readiness and competitiveness. Engaging in WIL activities provides students with an opportunity to put theoretical learning into practice.

 Gain insight into the industry

 Build your professional network

 Unlock greater employment prospects

Beyond the classroom

Integrating WIL into the workplace, embedding it in a curriculum or including it in your studies benefits more than just students. Find out what WIL can do for you.

Benefits for students
• Engage with a potential future career path
• Apply the theory that you’ve crammed into your head in the classroom
• Contribute meaningfully to enrich the work of your fellows
• Obtain insights into the industry, from industry
• Gain experience you can leverage for your CV
• Identify your current skill gaps for development
• Experience the ‘decision process’ in applying for jobs and getting to know the vocabulary required of the process
Benefits for industry
• An opportunity to contribute to graduate training and development.
• Fulfil corporate responsibilities.
• Develop and enhance relationships with universities for mutual benefit.
• Injection of new ideas and perspectives.
• Opportunity for staff to develop to increase leadership and mentoring skills.
• Connections to the next generation of the workforce.
• Access to recruitment pathways
Benefits for staff and UQ
• Enhance the ability to integrate student learning experiences into curriculum development.
• Engagement with industry to support the currency of commercial or industry-related teaching.
• Increased opportunity to build relationships that support industry input into curriculum or content development.
• Potential to develop research partnerships with industry.
• Improved student engagement and retention.

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