Guaranteed real industry experience

At Swinburne, your education is more than reading; it’s doing.

It’s Work Integrated Learning (WIL) in the form of placements, internships or industry-linked projects, and it’s guaranteed in all our bachelor degrees.

It's guaranteed industry immersion, from day one, for all our vocational students – check out our Future of Work Lab!

WIL gives you the confidence, skills and real industry experience you’ll need tomorrow, today. 

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  • Male graduate working in a professional placement

    Professional Degrees

    More than a standard bachelor degree, a Professional Degree is a premium university experience you’ll graduate from having completed a 12-month full-time work placement.

  • Placements

    Upgrade your degree and employability by immersing yourself in a professional organisation for a 6- or 12-month full-time paid placement. 

  • Internships

    Connect your studies and professional practice with a part-time internship at a highly regarded organisation over a semester, or Summer or Winter Term.

  • Swinburne engineering team building a F1 car

    Industry-linked projects

    Respond to an industry brief, solve a thorny industry problem, or get hands-on with the tools and methods used in your field of study.

  • Female student on professional placement in science field

    Accreditation placements

    In some education, engineering, health and law degrees, work placements are a built-in requirement, providing you with vital hands-on experience in your discipline.

  • young solo traveler woman in Singapore street market checking the map

    Overseas study tours

    Take your degree around the world for academic credit. Overseas study tours give you a global perspective on your industry.

  • Students working together in a workshop

    Future of Work Lab

    As a Swinburne vocational student, your studies are all about hands-on learning and experiencing the real world of work. Practical skills you need for your career path, which is why we've created the Future of Work Lab – a tech-enabled digital (and physical) collaborative platform where as a vocational student, you'll get another chance to experience the world of work, problem-solving alongside industry, teachers and peers.

Take a tour and sample student life

Take a guided tour of our Hawthorn campus and try Swinburne on for size before jumping into Semester 1 2022.

Want to hear from other students?

Find out from Swinburne students how hands-on industry experience has helped them kick-start their careers through placements and internships.

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Looking to employ a Swinburne student?

Our students can offer your business more than just a helping hand. Gain new and fresh perspectives, increase productivity and help your team reach its goals – all while offering great learning experiences for students.

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Need disability support?

We’ll work with you and your host organisation to help balance your learning needs to ensure reasonable adjustments are made to enable you to undertake tasks and participate in the same capacity as others. Step one is to register with AccessAbility Services.

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Want to know more?

If you have questions about enrolment or fees, contact Student HQ.

If you want to know your eligibility for a WIL program contact professional placements on profplacements@swinburne.edu.au.

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