Work Integrated Learning

A Work Integrated Learning (WIL) experience can take your learning beyond the classroom and help you get career ready.


Get career ready and build your professional network, while gaining course credit. Internships can offer students a competitive edge in the job market.



Peer mentoring supports new students in the Faculty of Arts and Education with their social and academic transition to studying at Deakin.

New to Deakin? Apply for a mentor!

Want to help others succeed? Apply to be a mentor!


Experience new cultures, make friends from all over the world and gain a competitive edge whilst becoming a global citizen.


Volunteering projects are designed to introduce students to new people and places, expand their understanding of different cultures throughout the world and engage with unique communities.

These projects run for 2–3 weeks in both the inter-trimester break (June/July) and trimester 3 (Nov-Feb). Majority of projects are available for credit towards APE201 Individual Professional Project.

2020 Funding Options

If you are undertaking a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) placement/internship for credit and experiencing financial hardship, we recommend applying for the WIL Student Support Scheme , a government grant to help support and encourage students to undertake internships. Read more on eligibility requirements and how to apply at 'WIL Student Support Scheme'.

In response to the changing environment due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Deakin has developed a support scheme for students in need of financial assistance. To find out more and apply, visit the COVID-19 Financial Assistance Scheme page.

For study related expenses, interest fee student loans are also available to students who are in financial need. To find out more and apply, visit the Interest free student loans page.

Don’t hesitate to contact Deakin Financial Assistance if you require further assistance in regard to financial support. They are here to help you and can offer a range of financial and non-financial services to support students during this difficult time.

Contact Arts & Education WIL Team

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