Federation Business School

Work integrated learning

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) is a core component of the Bachelor of Business degree at Federation Business School. The School is committed to providing opportunities for our students to work with industry to ensure you have work experience when you graduate.

If you are undertaking a Bachelor of Commerce you are also welcome to complete a WIL course as an elective in your program. Students who enrol into a Bachelor of Commerce from 2019 will now be required to completed a WIL component as part of their studies.

International students are eligible and encouraged to participate in Work Integrated Learning however need to be aware that external placements/internships may affect the amount of paid work you are allowed to do under your visa regulations. Additional information can be obtained from International office and the School. Your program manager can provide further information on your options. There are regular information sessions held each semester regarding the process for applying for WIL. It is your responsibility that you apply for one of these options if your program requires you to complete work integrated learning as a mandatory part of your program (i.e. Bachelor of Business).

if you have questions about which WIL option is the best fit for you, or about planning where WIL can fit in your study plan, contact Jill Don on (03) 5327 6147 or business.wil@federation.edu.au.

For an overview of your WIL options and your eligibility, please see the WIL flowchart (pdf, 108kb).

The options available include:

Placements
Business Internships
(BUGEN3705) 30 credit points
Opportunities are available to work on a project within an organisation for up to 2 days a week for a 13 week period. Internships offer the ability to gain work experience and include a requirement to present outcomes of the project to the organisation and the university. For information on current opportunities please view InPlace.
Industry Placement Program
(BUGEN3750) 30 credit points
This program consists of a 6-month full-time placement within industry. The program also provides a two year professional development program prior to placement and provides an industry scholarship during placement. For further information please refer to Industry placement program website.
Projects
Enactus Business Consulting Project
(BUENT3704) 15 credit points
Enactus is an world wide organisation that allows teams to work in educational outreach projects.
Community and Industry Projects
(BUGEN3700) 15 credit points
Opportunities exist to work with community organisations and industry on projects across a broad range of business disciplines and interests.
New Colombo Plan Study Tour
15 credit points
The New Colombo Plan is a government funded initiative to provide students with exposure to the Indo Pacific region by providing internships, short and longer-term study. Opportunities include short study tours to countries.
Please see InPlace in order to view current opportunities.
International Exchange
(BUEXC2501-2504),
(BUEXC3501-3504)
Students can undertake international exchange at universities that have been accredited by FedUni. Opportunities are also available for students to negotiate their own arrangements for exchange (subject to our approval).
Applied Workplace Practice
(BSMAN3193) 15 credit points
Project conducted in your workplace or associated organisation that requires you to apply the project management skills to complete. Presentation of outcome is required at completion.
Practice
Case Studies
(BUENT3705) 15 credit points
A real life case study will be presented to you in class by an external organisation for you to work on in groups then present back to the organisation.
Business Simulations
(BUGEN3701) 15 credit points
Business simulations give you the opportunity to virtually manage a business issue and understand the impacts of your decisions.

All students enrolled in a course that involves going out on placement (even if you arrange those placements yourself) will have access to access the InPlace system.

Log in with your student ID number and FedUni password (the password you’re already using to log into My Student Centre).

More information on the InPlace Student Placement System