Work-Integrated Learning Resources for Staff
The purpose of this page is to:
- Collate resources to assist with designing WIL experiences;
- Support WIL professional development, research and scholarship;
- Provide links to risk and student wellbeing issues to consider before, and during placements
- Support industry/host supervisors.
A Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) activity meets at least three of the following criteria: a) integrating theory with workplace practice, b) engagement with industry/community, c) planned, authentic activities, and d) purposeful links to the curriculum.
JCU uses the term student placements when discussing WIL with our students and community partners. Depending on the discipline, WIL/placements may also be called: clinical placements, clinical education, professional placements, legal placements, professional experience, Prof.Ex, fieldwork, field trips, experiential learning, service learning, internships, professional industry experience, professional internships, and practicums.
Student placements must be approved by JCU before the student undertakes the placement or fieldwork, and the placement must be formally recorded (see InPlace for staff below).