What is Work Integrated Learning?

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) is an umbrella term used to describe a variety of learning experiences which integrate academic theory with authentic real-world work experiences. This can include:

  • Internships (also known as vocational placements or placements)
  • Industry projects
  • Engaging with community
  • Volunteering
  • Miscellaneous industry based learning

WIL represents the engagement between University staff, students and industries partners working together to enhance a learning journey which benefits all parties.

“The University of Melbourne interns we hosted have come on board with enthusiasm. They've developed great relationships, and have encouraged us to implement practices that have improved our performance."
–  Grace McQuilten, The Social Studio

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