Work integrated learning

Work integrated learning (WIL) incorporates a wide range of learning and teaching activities which integrates learning with its application in the workplace. Work-integrated learning provides students with work-relevant education to support and enhance student learning and ensure our graduates are fully prepared for entry into the workforce.

The purpose of this website is to provide information to all concerned with work integrated placement. However, please do not hesitate to contact our offices if you need further clarification or any other information.

Work integrated learning at Federation University Australia includes mandatory clinical placements for students undertaking studies in nursing, midwifery, paramedicine, clinical psychology, clinical exercise physiology and social work which be completed via a mix of simulated learning, on-campus clinics and external health provider settings. Work integrated learning is also a requirement for students enrolled in education programs and provides a strong foundation towards their chosen careers in teaching. Work integrated learning provides all students with the essential links between theory and practice and we are extremely fortunate that our strong partnerships with the health and education sectors offer rich experiences for our students to enhance their learning.

Across all programs and courses at Federation University Australia, WIL may be real or simulated and can occur in the workplace, at the University, online or face-to-face. Other opportunities available include voluntary placements, industry-based projects, simulated work experiences and Federation University Australia's Industry Placement Program where students undertake a placement of up to 26 weeks with a host organisation in the same field as their studies.

If you are a student please make sure you familiarise yourself with all expectations and requirements specific to the program you are enrolled in prior to enrolling in or going on your placement.