Work Integrated Learning
Start building your résumé with real industry experience while you study through our highly regarded Work Integrated Learning (WIL) program, guaranteed in all bachelor degrees.
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.
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.
Upgrade your degree and employability by immersing yourself in a professional organisation for a 6- or 12-month full-time paid placement.
Connect your studies and professional practice with a part-time internship at a highly regarded organisation over a semester, or Summer Term.
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.
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.
Overseas study tours
Take your degree around the world for academic credit. Overseas study tours give you a global perspective on your industry.
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.
Stop saying next year. Start in Semester 2.
You're invited to our upcoming undergraduate, TAFE & UniLink study expo, Tuesday 6 June at our Hawthorn campus. Meet academics, hear about key courses, and get all your questions answered on-the-spot.
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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com.