It is important to balance the risks and benefits of WIL so that students have access to quality WIL activities in a safe learning environment.
Performing due diligence is assessing the risks of the Work Integrated Learning (WIL) activity to ensure the activity is appropriate and safe. This includes:
- assessing the WIL activity for risk
- checking if the student is under 18 years of age
- checking the appropriateness of the WIL activity for that student
- conducting a site visit or phone interview to determine if a new or an unfamiliar site has an OH&S policy and is a suitable location for a WIL activity.
WIL activities for particular fields of study such as Medical and Health Sciences carry a higher risk and require site visits to determine if the location is suitable for a WIL activity.
Visit the Perform Due Diligence process for a guide and resources for performing due diligence.