Work Integrated Learning (WIL)
Work Integrated Learning is one aspect to QUT's commitment to Real World Learning.
Many courses at QUT offer work integrated learning (WIL) as an opportunity for academic and practice-based professional learning to occur together within a work environment as part of your formal course of study. Each faculty and course varies in relation to how many WIL units are offered or required, and how established the contacts are for finding placements within industry. The successful completion of a WIL placement then accrues credit points towards the degree.
QUT considers work experience in industry (work placement) or community-based learning to be work integrated learning (WIL) and this activity is covered by insurance where the faculty or school provides learning support to the student during the learning activity. The work integrated learning must form part of a formal component of a course (i.e. part or all of a formal unit with credit points and assessment attached). QUT's work integrated learning units comply with HESA classifications.
Learning support for work experience in industry includes the following:
- interaction with the student which may include site visits;
- organisation of student placements;
- ongoing monitoring of student work and progress; and
- assessment of student learning and performance during the learning activity.
Any instances of student work experience in industry, where the faculty does not provide for learning performance to be supported, are not covered by this policy and will not be eligible for course credit.
Some faculties have established WIL information on their websites.