WIL Student Support Scheme Guidelines

If you are undertaking a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) placement in the 2018 academic year and experiencing financial hardship consider applying for this program.

What are the 2018 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 $1,000, or $1,500 if relocating to complete placement
  • WIL placements of four to five weeks duration: total payment of $1,500, or $2,000 if relocating to complete placement
  • WIL placements of six to eight weeks duration: total payment of $2,000, or $2,500 if relocating to complete placement
  • WIL placements greater than 8 weeks: total payment of $2,500, or $3,000 if relocating to complete placement
  • For international WIL placements: total payment of $2,500.
Eligibility criteria for 2018     

To apply for this financial grant you must be:

  • an Australian citizen or holder of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa
  • a domestic undergraduate student enrolled in a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) unit within the 2018 academic year (students enrolled in Trimester 3 2017 are not eligible as the enrolled units relate to the 2017 academic year)
  • enrolled full time in the trimester the WIL unit enrolment applies
  • 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 ($55,874), depending on independence status
Selection criteria

Your application will be assessed and ranked based on the 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 current supporting documentation 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, 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 2018 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 2018 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 2018.
  • If you have received financial assistance from a HEPP Rentention Scholarship, grant or other scholarship, equal to or greater than $2500, you will not be eligible to apply for this scheme.
  • Funding is limited for each faulty. The scheme will close when all funds are allocated.
How to apply

Applications for Trimester/Semester 1 2018 open Tuesday 6 February 2018
Applications for Trimester/Semester 2 2018 open Tuesday 12 June 2018
Applications for Trimester 3 2018 open Tuesday 9 October 2018

When will I know?

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

If you are successful, you will receive an offer 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 you may be experiencing financial difficulties, to help, Deakin offers interest free loans. Some conditions apply. Further information regarding the financial assistance options is available on the Financial Assistance website.

The Deakin scholarships program is now open for Trimester 1 2018. For further information please visit Find a scholarship

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