Defining WIL

Let’s start by understanding what we mean by Work Integrated Learning (WIL).
WIL is a term used to describe learning activities that use your academic learning in a ‘real life’ situation normally in collaboration with an industry or community partner. WIL is designed to help build your employability skills whilst you’re studying in Australia and to gain practical work experience as part of your studies.

Having a WIL experience is a key advantage on your resume and will help you enhance the skills you’ve developed whilst studying in Australia. Essentially, it will help you become more employable, regardless of what you are studying or where you end up working after you complete your studies.

Throughout the credential, we will be checking in with international students who have taken advantage of WIL experiences as part of their studies. Let’s start by hearing from a few WIL participants to see why they chose to study in Australia.

Regardless of what you’re studying, WIL gives you the chance to put what you’ve learnt in the classroom into practice and to ‘test drive’ the industry. Your WIL activity might be organised for you, you may have to use your network to find an opportunity or you may have to apply for a WIL role and be the successful applicant.

Preparing for your WIL Activity: What is WIL?

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