After the activity
Reviewing Work Integrated Learning (WIL) activities helps to further develop the program and improve the experience of staff, students and partner organisations.
Evaluating the WIL activity is an important opportunity for RMIT to capture feedback on learning experiences, refresh curricula and processes as well as further developing relationships with partner organisations.
Staff reporting and feedback
Once the WIL activity is completed it is necessary to go through a process of debriefing, evaluation and reporting with stakeholders. These steps are briefly outlined below with further information being available through links to the relevant process maps.
Check completion of the WIL activity
This important step evaluates the learning outcomes of the WIL activity against its learning objectives. If required, it may be necessary to follow up on student attendance, advise on special consideration and collect formal appraisals.
Visit the Check completion of WIL activity process for more information.
Gather feedback on WIL activity
Following the closure and evaluation of the WIL activity it is important to seek feedback from all the parties who were involved. This improves and extends RMIT’s WIL practice while promoting it both internally and externally.
Visit the Gather feedback on WIL activity process for more information.
Process WIL invoices
Process any outstanding WIL Invoices.
Visit the Process WIL invoices process for more information.
Report on WIL activities
This is critical in strengthening relationships and ensuring important information is being distributed. Information should be reported to RMIT, industry and Governmental bodies as required.
Visit the Report on WIL activity process for more information.
Student reflection and feedback
Students can learn from a WIL activity, even after the activity itself has ended, by:
- further reflection on the WIL as recorded in a journal, reflective learning logs or similar
- application of their WIL experiences into their future courses
- sharing of experience with other students in the same cohort as there will have been a wide variety of experience
- sharing of experience with other students to enable them to prepare for their own experience
- confirming or modifying career direction
- sharing experience with staff who are involved with the preparation and overseeing of WIL
- using the experience as a basis for directing and focusing career plans.
For additional information on evaluations by students and incorporating their WIL experience into their career plans see the Student WIL Site: After Work Integrated Learning.
Industry partner feedback
After a WIL activity, a lot of reporting is carried by the student and RMIT, however the industry partner can:
- provide the student with a debrief session summing up what has been learned and what has been of most relevance and interest
- complete an evaluation form on the student’s workplace performance, discussing this evaluation with them
- request information from the student as to how the WIL activity could become even more rewarding for all parties
- provide the student with an appropriate testimonial, or agreement to provide a reference on request from a future potential employer
- record their perceptions about the overall WIL experience for their company’s future reference
- provide RMIT with feedback about what went well and what to improve in future WIL placements.