This guide is intended for industry and community partners, not-for-profit organisations and government bodies who are considering offering placements or projects in an online (virtual, digital, remote, tele-) work environment. Work Integrated Learning (WIL) placements and projects can continue to be offered in a physical workplace (safety permitting) and much of the information in this guide pertains to both types of WIL.

This guide is primarily intended for Work Integrated Learning (WIL) practitioners, both academic and professional staff, involved in designing and developing online WIL placements and projects. The guide supports an active tripartite relationship between students, industry and community partners and tertiary education institutions (often referred to as universities in this context but inclusive of all higher and vocational educational institutions).

Students, this guide is for you if you are going to undertake a WIL (Work Integrated Learning) placement, project or assignment that is offered wholly online or in a blended onsite and online mode.