Innovative Research Universities/Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry project
Since 2009 James Cook University as part of Innovative Research Universities (IRU) has been working on a project with the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) to develop a framework for work integrated learning. This framework assists businesses and universities to engage efficiently and productively in the provision of work integrated learning.
Australian employers want, and need, graduates with some experience in the workplace. Work integrated learning, or WIL, supports a range of approaches that integrate theory with the practice of work. The most common form of WIL involves a student placement or project within a workplace.
We know WIL brings benefits to employers, students and universities and helps to create workplace-ready graduates.
We have created a brochure and a series of case studies that offer insight into WIL for employers:
James Cook University: Access all areas: Student learns all aspects of Yorkeys Knob Boating Club
Griffith University: Must love water: DHI looks for local water-loving students for work placements
Flinders University: Building the business: A student placement led to a new business line at Comunet
Murdoch University: No limits: WorleyParsons welcomes WIL students without limitations
Charles Darwin University: Think Local, Act Local: VDM Consulting, EcOz finds local talent through WIL
University of Newcastle: Pitching in: WIL student lightens the load at Lovedale Long Lunch
We encourage the consideration of ways of incorporating WIL into workplaces and curriculum.
NATIONAL WIL PORTAL
The National WIL Portal is the new web-based platform connecting industry, the professions and the community with tertiary institutions across Australia for Work Integrated Learning.
You can connect online quickly and easily to provide information about your work integrated learning opportunities. Your information is distributed to contacts from your tertiary education partners who will assist you to connect with suitable student candidates.
The National WIL Portal aims to provide employers from industry, community and the professions with a practical, robust and streamlined mechanism through which relationships with their “community of practice” partners can be built and strengthened.
Benefits for employers include:
a “one stop shop” for promotion of WIL opportunities streamlined contact with tertiary education providers work integrated learning information, resources and support
For further information or technical support, please contact email@example.com
The National WIL Portal is free to use. Register at http://wil.acen.edu.au
The National WIL Portal is a project funded by the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) and facilitated by the Australian Collaborative Education Network (ACEN). This project is led by Victoria University on behalf of 36 partner universities Australia-wide.