Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment Work Integrated Learning

Consider this:

  • A placement plays a valuable, life-long role in preparing you for the work force after you graduate
  • You can either do a full time or part time industry work placement and it counts to your Deakin degree
  • You will learn and develop professional skills and have a chance to practice what you learn in class in the real world

So, why wouldn't you do it?

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) gives you an advantage over the rest, experience on your resume and helps to:

  • join the gap between the theory and practice in your discipline
  • apply knowledge gained in your course
  • gain discipline specific and non-discipline industry exposure
  • develop good work practices
  • experience work place culture
  • explore career options relevant to your discipline
  • help develop a professional network

I'm ready for WIL!

Generally, if you are looking to undertake a WIL placement, your expression of interest application should be received for the following periods:

Trimester 1 Trimester 2 Trimester 3
December - January April - May July - August

Preparing for WIL

  • Preparation information
  • Eligibility checklist
  • How to express interest

Sourcing a WIL placement

  • How to find a placement
  • Your resume
  • Where to look

Things you must know and do

  • Important information before and during placements such as Insurance, hours, assessment, placements overseas, supervision, contracts, leave, enrolment, scholarships, police and working with children checks ...

Expression of Interest form

  • if you have checked your eligibility with a course adviser, have read the information about finding placements, confirmed your enrolment and are ready, submit an application.

I need help!

For more information regarding the WIL Program, or if you have any questions, please contact:

Program Manager (Work Integrated Learning)
Email: sebe-wil@deakin.edu.au
Phone: (03) 9251 7624

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