The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at UNSW offers many WIL opportunities through their undergraduate and postgraduate programs.

Some programs have a mandatory WIL component to fulfil the requirements for professional accreditation (e.g. Education and Social Work). For details please see the information below which provides information on the WIL courses provided by each School in relation to their respective programs.

The Professional Experience program for both undergraduate and postgraduate students enables pre-service teachers to develop the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes to plan for and manage successful classrooms. It aims to develop a strong commitment, enthusiasm and respect for the teaching profession and encourages pre-service teachers to engage with the broader community. The Professional Experience placements are with primary and secondary schools (both Department of Education and Independent schools).

The relevant courses are:

For more detail about the Professional Experience program see here

WIL courses are offered in a variety of undergraduate and postgraduate programs. Some are required for professional accreditation such as the Bachelor of Social Work (Honours). For more information regarding Social Work Placements:

Other WIL courses available in the School of Social Sciences are: 


Watch undergraduate and postgraduate students from the School of Social Sciences, along with industry partners, talk about WIL.

For more detail about WIL courses offered in the  School of Social Sciences see here.

The School of the Arts & Media offers an exciting range of undergraduate and postgraduate WIL opportunities in media, film, creative writing, performing arts industries and much more.

The variety of internship courses include:

For more information about Arts & Media WIL opportunities see here.

The School of Humanities and Languages offers a number of postgraduate degrees in translating and interpreting, which include the following WIL courses:

Other WIL courses available are:

Student Testimonial: Master of Translation & Interpreting placement

 “The UNSW translation and interpreting practicum was one of the most valuable experiences of my postgraduate study. It offered me a great opportunity to translate news and promotional materials such as UNSW China Guide, pamphlet, and video subtitles for UNSW International Office, which not only enabled me to link my expertise to practice, but also helped me to improve my transferable skills such as communication skills through discussing translation requirements with project owners. It transformed me from a student into a productive translator and benefited my career in a long run.”

- Yifang Zhang, Former Master of Translation and Interpreting student