Health Work Integrated Learning

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) enables you to enhance your job prospects with real world experience as part of your degree for course credit.

Gaining work experience is one of the most important things you can do to secure graduate employment. Not only will this prepare you with the relevant skills and knowledge to make sure you’re career ready, but you’ll also get first-hand industry insights and develop your professional network. Undertaking a work placement will help you to:

  • Have a competitive edge in the job market
  • Explore career options relevant to your discipline
  • Bridge the gap between theory and practice
  • Apply and consolidate knowledge from your course
  • Experience workplace and industry culture
  • Develop professional networks
  • Be work ready when you finish your studies

Depending on your course, WIL may be a compulsory or elective unit of study. It is your responsibility to ensure that undertaking 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 at or (03) 9251 7777.

Diversity and Inclusion

Deakin values diversity and inclusion, embraces difference and seeks to nurture a connected, safe and respectful community. The Health WIL team is committed to supporting all students in securing the right placement experience. If you are a student from a diverse group and would like more information to help navigate the WIL process, please visit the DeakinTALENT Diversity and Inclusion page or the Deakin Disability Resource Centre (DRC) for support with study or participation in university life.

Contact Us

Students are required to use their Deakin email and state their student ID in all correspondence.
+61 3 9244 5643

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