Industry Based Learning

What is Industry Based Learning (IBL)?

IBL units are full-time paid placements. IBL placements range can be anywhere from three to 12 months. These placements allow you to gain extended discipline-based professional work experience which will significantly enhance future employment opportunities in your current field.

Unit Code

MWL311 (3 months) or MWL312 (6 months)

Credit information

From 2019, MWL311 will be worth two (2) credit points, and MWL312 will be worth four (4) credit points. Depending on the number of electives available, you make take a combination of MWL311 and/or MWL312 for a total placement duration of three, six, nine or 12 months. This can include a period of “not-for-credit” work after your initial assessment period has ended. Please speak to a WIL Officer for further guidance.

Key features

  • The placement must be full-time for three, six, nine or 12 months and must be paid (at a minimum of $40,000 p.a.)
  • Pre-requisite of 16 credit points
  • IBL placements can only be applied to new employment opportunities and cannot be applied to current positions of employment, nor retrospectively applied after you have already commenced in a position
  • Students are only permitted to enrol in one off-campus unit concurrent with IBL

Who can apply?

These units are available to most undergraduate students. Unfortunately, international students are not able to take these units due to the work restrictions of your student visas.

It is your responsibility to ensure that taking a WIL unit contributes towards your course requirements, and will not prevent you from meeting your course rules. Please speak with a Student Adviser if you are unsure; you can contact them on or (03) 9244 6555.

How to apply

Please note that all applications are subject to the approval of the WIL Team.If you feel ready to submit an application for a self-sourced placement, please click the button below to view the step-by-step guide and download the necessary documents.

Don’t forget that all IBL applications require you to upload a copy of your employment agreement and position description.


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