WIL Student Support Scheme Guidelines

If you are undertaking a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) placement in the 2017 academic year and experiencing financial hardship consider applying for this program. Funding is limited for 2017. The 2017 scheme is now closed. Funding for 2018 is not yet confirmed please re-check early 2018.

What are the 2017 benefits for you?

Payments are calculated according to the minimum duration (hours) required by the WIL unit.

  • WIL placements of three weeks or less: total payment of $1,500, or $2,000 if relocating to complete placement
  • WIL placements of four to five weeks duration: total payment of $2,000, or $2,500 if relocating to complete placement
  • WIL placements of six to eight weeks duration: total payment of $3,000, or $3,500 if relocating to complete placement
  • WIL placements greater than 8 weeks: total payment of $4,000, or $4,500 if relocating to complete placement
  • For international WIL placements: total payment of $2,500.
Eligibility criteria for 2017

To apply for this financial grant you must be:

  • an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or holder of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa
  • a domestic undergraduate student enrolled in a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) unit in the Trimester 3 2017 academic year (students enrolled in Trimester 3 2016 are not eligible the enrolled units relate to the 2016 academic year).
  • enrolled full time over the 2017 academic year
  • experiencing financial hardship
    • being in receipt of one of a means-tested Centrelink benefit eg. Youth Allowance (full time students), ABSTUDY, Austudy etc.
    • having a personal or family taxable income below the HECS-HELP repayment threshold ($54,869), depending on independence status
Selection criteria

Your application will be assessed and ranked on information you provide in your application and supporting documentation.

In the online application you will be asked to provide information about yourself and to demonstrate why you require financial assistance to complete your Work Integrated Learning (WIL) placement.

Supporting documentation

The supporting documentation required includes evidence of:

  • your financial hardship eg. current Centrelink Statement
  • any other disadvantage you are experiencing

You must supply supporting document to complete your application.

Important information for applicants
  • Consult your Course Advisor to ensure that you can fit a WIL placement into your course and identify the unit you will enrol in if you find a suitable role.
  • Ensure that you have enrolled in a WIL Unit. Please note that applications will not be considered for the WIL Student Support Scheme until your enrolment in the WIL unit is confirmed.
  • If you have commenced your WIL placement, you can still apply for the 2017 WIL Student Support Scheme provided your placement is not complete. If you have completed your WIL placement you will NOT be eligible for this scheme.
  • Only one WIL Financial Support Scheme payment will be made per student in the 2017 calendar year.
  • If you have applied and have received the WIL Student Support Scheme, WIL Financial Support Scheme or WIL Support Bursary in previous years you are still eligible to apply in 2017.
  • If you have been paid other form of financial assistance (eg: grant or scholarship) you will not be eligible to apply for this scheme.
  • Funding is limited.  No further applications will be taken under the 2017 WIL Student Support Scheme.
How to apply

Applications for Trimester/Semester 1 2017 are closed
Applications for Trimester/Semester 2 2017 are closed
Applications for Trimester 3 2017 are closed.

When will I know?

You will know the outcome of your application within two weeks of submission, provided supporting documentation has been provided.


If you are successful, you will receive an offer which you will need to accept.

Payment of this scheme is via a lump sum into your nominated bank account prior to or during the nominated work placement.

For further information about the scheme please email wilfin@deakin.edu.au.

We appreciate that you may be experiencing financial difficulties, to help, Deakin offers interest free loans. Some conditions apply.  Further information regarding the financial assistance options available from the Financial Assistance website.

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