In Summary

From 2016, Swinburne University of Technology will offer Work Integrated Learning (WIL) opportunities to all new undergraduate students – no matter what field of study they choose.

The new programs have been designed to enhance access to practical workplace experiences and career development opportunities. These include:

Professional degrees
A suite of professional degrees have been accredited across all disciplines that include a paid work experience placement as a core requirement of the course.

Professional placements
A new professional placement option in undergraduate courses providing a six or 12 month paid workplace learning experience.

Professional internships
Short workplace learning experiences integrated into academic studies.

Industry-linked projects
Team-based projects that involve an authentic engagement with industry and community based organisations.

Accreditation Placements
Industry experiences designed to meet professional accreditation or registration requirements in specific professions.

Work Integrated Learning study tours
Study tours that involve visits to international industry sites and have defined employability outcomes.

Work Integrated Learning prepares students for their career, helps to develop professional work practices and networks, and allows theoretical knowledge to be applied to authentic work situations.

Swinburne’s Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost, Professor Jennelle Kyd, said these opportunities would instil confidence in students and help them to gain knowledge in where they want to be after their studies.

“Swinburne has offered practical work experiences to students for more than fifty years. To ensure this continues, a consistent set of Work Integrated Learning options has been developed to give greater access and clarity to our students,” Professor Jennelle Kyd said.

Students and their families will have the chance to learn more about Swinburne’s Work Integrated Learning opportunities at the university’s Open Day on Sunday 2 August.

Find out more about what’s happening at Open Day this year.