Work Integrated Learning (WIL) forges strong partnerships with leading local and global organisations and challenges and inspires students to acquire practical workplace skills. This could mean participating in a clinical or professional work placement, practicum, internship or project-based learning.

Video: Sophie, a Bachelor of Environmental Science and Management student, was awarded the Work Integrated Learning Student of the Year in the 2020 Employability Excellence Awards
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Employability Excellence Awards

News • 12 Nov 2020

Inaugural employability excellence achievers unveiled

The students, staff, businesses and community partners who inspire the University of Newcastle’s reputation for producing work-ready graduates have been recognised in the institution’s inaugural Employability Excellence Awards.

Dr ken sutton

News • 11 Nov 2020

Vale Dr Ken Sutton

Vale Dr Ken Sutton receives a special mention in the University of Newcastle Excellence Awards for his incredible efforts in coordinating Work Integrated Learning.

Daniel Matas

News • 10 Nov 2020

Mr Daniel Matas: Bringing students the buzz that comes from real life practice

Daniel Matas has been awarded the University of Newcastle Work Integrated Learning Staff Member of the Year for his proactive approach in initiating programs that in conjunction with the Local Court and local legal practitioners, create unique opportunities for students to gain exposure to the profession and have them ‘practice-ready’ in time for graduation.

WIL Hall of Fame Recognising and honouring our partner organisations

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.