FAQs and how to apply
2020 key dates & application deadlines
Last day to submit a self-sourced WIL application:
- T3 2020: 1 December 2020
- T1 2021: 17 March 2021
- T2 2021: 2 August 2021
More information on self-sourced opportunities:
How to apply
Click the Apply now button for application forms and instructions.
If your question is not answered below, please contact the Work Integrated Learning (WIL) team at email@example.com.
CPL is strictly not available for WIL units. You must apply and have your placement approved prior to commencing a placement. Previous work experience cannot be recognised towards a WIL placement.
Yes. WIL units are flexible and your placement can occur at anytime, but you must apply by the application deadlines listed above in order to be guaranteed of having a WIL unit count in a particular trimester. When choosing a trimester, you should look at the trimester where the majority of your placement dates fall.
It is possible to change your dates, but you must get your placement supervisor to provide written confirmation of the new dates to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please be aware that if your internship dates extend beyond the trimester teaching dates, there could be a delay in receiving your result. Students in their final trimester should complete their internship hours and assessments prior to the exam period to receive their results on time.
Yes, WIL units incur normal unit fees within your degree. Some Deakin-led WIL experiences (especially those overseas) will incur additional costs beyond the unit fee – we will always endeavour to communicate these to you before you apply. Find out more about course fees.
You will receive a normal grade – WIL grades do count towards your WAM.
If you are experiencing financial hardship, you may be eligible for the WIL Student Support Scheme which can help to relieve financial stress and allow you to take a placement experience domestically or overseas. Please note that the scheme has strict eligibility criteria and funding levels can vary depending on the unit taken and duration of placement. Other scholarships may be available – for information please visit the Scholarships page.
Assessment in WIL units is highly reflective, and requires documentation of your work. Refer to the Handbook entry or CloudDeakin site (if enrolled) for your WIL unit to understand specifics about assessment.
Assessment deadlines are based around your placement start and end dates, rather than the standard trimester dates.
Your host does not assess you – this is entirely handled by Deakin academics on the basis of your written work. Your host will be required to complete a short evaluation form to be submitted as part of your final assignment.
WIL units are “locked” until your placement has been formally approved by the WIL team. If you haven’t received approval yet, please wait until you have received instructions on how to enrol.
Yes, however there are requirements that you need to be aware of and it is your responsibility to ensure that you do not breach conditions of your visa, more information on work component hours and visas.
No, Deakin does not recommend that you participate in any internships with hosts or third party providers seeking to obtain payment for connecting you with an internship opportunity. Speak with the WIL Team if you are struggling to find an internship opportunity.
WIL units whose unit code has a 3 as its first number are Level 3 units. For example: MWL318.