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How to apply for a WIL placement

Applying for a WIL placement involves three steps: identifying your WIL unit, finding a placement opportunity with the organisation of your choice, and submitting an application to Deakin through InPlace.

WIL application timeline for 2024

SchoolInPlace ApplicationTrimester 1Trimester 2Trimester 3
Information Technology / Engineering / Architecture and Construction ManagementOpens15 January 20246 May 20242 September 2024
Closes25 February 202430 June 202427 October 2024
Life and Environmental SciencesOpens1 September 20231 September 2023NA
Closes3 March 202421 July 2024NA

How to apply

To apply for a WIL placement, work through the steps outlined below and read our FAQs for more information.

Diversity and inclusion

Deakin values inclusion and diversity, embraces difference and seeks to nurture a connected, safe and respectful community. The WIL Team is committed to supporting all students in securing the right WIL experience for their goals. If you are a student from a diverse group and would like more information to help you navigate the WIL process, please visit the DeakinTALENT Diversity and Inclusion webpage. The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion team and the Disability Resource Centre can also provide further support.

Need some guidance?

Online Zoom drop-in session

Join our online drop-in session every Wednesday at 2–3pm (AEST).
Use Zoom passcode: 28597926

Join the online session via Zoom

Phone consultations

15-minute phone consultations will be back in due course.

Check back here regularly for updates.

Further information

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