Work Integrated Learning (WIL)
THE BUSINESS WORLD
What is WIL?
The Work Integrated Learning (WIL) opportunities offered in RMIT Business programs equip students to meet employers demands. WIL is the term given to an activity or program that integrates academic learning with its application in the workplace, that is, it combines theory with practice. There are a range of WIL opportunities offered in Business programs including:
Paid Co-operative Education Placements
Students become an employee of the organisation (in Australia or overseas) and receive a wage, for two semesters to 12 months of working in industry.
Offer students the opportunity to gain work experience and on-the-job organisational training often in a not-for-profit or community based organisation and are not paid, for one course to one semester.
May take the form of a research project; organisational problem solving project or any other form of substantial project on which the student works in liaison with industry.
From our students…
“The work-integrated learning placement which I undertook at IBM opened up new opportunities and really helped to advance my career.” Read more
“I am currently undertaking the Cadetship Program at KPMG which gives me work experience whilst completing my studies. In the future I would like to obtain further skills in the professional services industry, particular in the area of business intelligence.” Read more
“The opportunity to gain a year of work experience as part of the program was invaluable and allowed me to incorporate my studies into a real-life working situation.” Read more
Hear and see how RMIT students view the WIL program. Watch the WIL video
For more information please contact us
If you would like more information on any aspect of Work Integrated Learning, including the Co-operative Education Program or the Professional Skills Program, please contact us.
Vacation work, internships and work-integrated learning
Information about vacation work placements, internships and work integrated learning.
Information for Industry
Industry engagement at the College of Business.
RMIT job advertisement section.