Resources to support designing and embedding work integrated learning activities that are aligned to course and program outcomes.
A Practical Guide for Work-integrated Learning
This guide, from the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario, focuses on enhancing the educational quality of work-integrated learning programs and includes chapters on integration of theory and practice, reflection, evaluation of programs and useful templates and tools.
- A Practical Guide for Work-integrated Learning – Effective Practices to Enhance the Educational Quality of Structured Work Experiences Offered through Colleges and Universities [PDF, 3.5 MB, 192 pages]
Employability scaffold model
A scaffolded model has been designed to enhance employability and enterprise skills, through synthesising digital learning, WIL and internationalisation with the studio model of learning and teaching. This can be adapted for different disciplines.
RMIT International Industry Experience and Research Program (RIIERP)
RMIT’s exemplar program for offshore placements RMIT International Industry Experience and Research Program (RIIERP) continues to offer WIL opportunities to undergraduate and postgraduate students pursuing programs by coursework or research. Supervised by industry professionals, RIIERP participants complete six to twelve months placements in some of the world’s best-practice companies throughout Europe, North America and Asia.
Examples of good practice
- WIL Practioners – RMIT staff talk about the benefits, value and challenges of being involved in Work Integrated Learning both for themselves and their students.
- The benefits of WIL – Business leaders and students talk about the benefits of Work Integrated Learning
- Work Integrated Learning on a global scale – Inaugural three-way virtual project with students from RMIT University, Melbourne, Kirkwood Community College, USA and Dundalk Institute of Technology, Ireland.
- Work-ready graduates with intrapreneurial spirit: Colin Pritchard – Colin Pritchard, Head of Human Resources, Ericsson, talks about the value of employing a student as part of the RMIT Work Integrated Learning program.
- Work-ready graduates with intrapreneurial spirit: Tatenda Mudariki – Tatenda Mudariki talks about how RMIT’s Work Integrated Learning program was invaluable to her career development.
- Playlist: WIL Stories - A collection of stories from RMIT students sharing their WIL experiences
If you would like to share your examples of good WIL practice, please contact Leoni Russell.