At UNSW, WIL is offered within an academic framework as part of coursework programs and courses that are designed on the principle that a work environment is provided in partnership with an organisation for the practical application of learning. This realises the UNSW 2025 Strategy to enable students to ‘obtain a holistic education, securing the real-world practical skills needed for a rapidly evolving workplace’.
The UNSW Work Integrated Learning Procedure sets out the requirements and processes for the design and delivery of WIL offered as part of coursework programs and courses to ensure that all WIL:
- Is of high quality and mitigates risks to students, UNSW and partner organisations; and
- Complies with relevant legislation and the requirements of professional registration and accrediting bodies.
WIL Central is located within the Office of the Pro-Vice Chancellor (Education) to provide enterprise-level leadership of WIL at UNSW. WIL Central works with key University stakeholders to provide high level advice and support to students, staff, and partner organisations to enable and foster compliance with the Work Integrated Learning Procedure, other relevant policies and government legislation and regulations.
Watch this animation created by WIL students from Art & Design that provides helpful hints on what is (and what is not) WIL at UNSW.