Supporting International Students to Succeed in WIL: WIL to Work

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) provides students with an opportunity to engage in authentic learning activities through connections with industry and community. For international students, this is a highly valued experience as it provides an avenue for developing professional skills and an opportunity to engage with Australian industry and community partners. However, international students are a cohort that experiences challenges in accessing and succeeding in WIL experiences. There are identified gaps in support for international students participating and benefiting from WIL experiences .In 2015 a National Strategy for working integrated learning recommended improving communication, capacity and support for international students with all key stakeholder groups. A Project team from across five universities, funded by the Department of Education, Skills and Employment, worked together with international students to co design and develop a set of online modules and resources to build the capability of international students to enhance their WIL experiences and optimise employability outcomes.

This session will provide

  • An overview of the need and background to the project
  • Details of the development process including the innovative co-design method with international students
  • A showcase of the online modules and resources developed
  • An overview of the credentials in the RMIT micro credentialing and badging suite
  • Question & Answer session

Date: Thursday 12 November 2020

Time: 12:30pm – 1:30pm AEDT

Presented by:

  • Judie Kay, Director of Employability & Career Education, RMIT
  • Leoni Russell, Lead, WIL and Employability, RMIT
  • Matthew Campbell, Senior Lecturer – Work Integrated Learning QUT
  • Associate Professor Sonia Ferns, Curtin University