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A preparation program to support these students has been developed that includes modules and resources specific to the international placement destination. These include self-awareness, health and wellbeing, successful entrepreneurship, intercultural sensitivity and country of placement orientation.
Brief description of WIL activity Third year psychology students complete one full day of mentoring training (a TAFE Accredited certification) followed by two hours of mentoring a week for two 10-week school terms (46 hours of placement in total). Students then mentor...
RMIT have developed an authentic, simulated, non-placement WIL project for final year engineering students unable to do an engineering work placement. This bespoke WIL module was developed in collaboration with an engineering consultancy drawing on a real-world engineering project.
The ‘Impact of WIL on Student Work-readiness’ OLT funded project concluded in 2014 with findings that validated the impact of WIL on the preparedness of graduates for the workforce.
An extension grant: ‘Developing strategies to maximise industry contribution and engagement with the WIL experience’ was awarded in 2015. This project further investigated WIL curriculum frameworks and ways to enhance the capacity of industry to support students undertaking WIL.
Some key approaches to consider when establishing a relationship with an educational institution for WIL placements and projects.
Some key practical activities and approaches to consider when preparing a student for WIL with your organisation
Employing coaching strategies can assist students to consider and reflect on their own emerging knowledge and skills.
Designing authentic assessments that allow students to demonstrate learning of industry-specific workplace practices can be challenging.
Cape Otway Lightstation, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia To improve participation of science students in WIL, the Australian Council of Deans of Science and the Chief Scientist have funded six Lighthouse projects. The Lighthouse projects are action-learning...
The overarching aim of this twelve-month project, funded by the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, was to develop industry understanding of Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) and assess the support needed by employers to better engage in WIL. Data gathered in a...
ACEN Grant – Learning & Teaching through PACE: Changing roles and environments
This study explored the implications of new roles generated within WIL-activities through the interrelationships and interconnections of university teachers with other stakeholders.