About WIL

Providing meaningful, hands-on workplace experience to enrich the theoretical learning of students and to enhance the employability of graduates is a key focus of our University.

Over the last decade, the number of Work Integrated Learning (WIL) opportunities offered by the University of Newcastle has increased substantially. We will continue our commitment to engage with our community and create career-ready graduates by growing the number and variety of WIL opportunities.

No. 1 ? university in Australia for industry collaboration
3000+ ? employer connections
89.5% ? of our undergraduate graduates find employment within four months of graduating
23,000+ ? Work Integrated Learning experiences delivered each year

While work experience, volunteering and the like can be valuable to increase student employability skills, it is not work integrated learning. Work Integrated Learning - or WIL as we like to call it - is an umbrella term used to describe a range of approaches that integrate theory with the practice of work within a purposefully designed curriculum. That means, for it to be WIL, it needs to be part of a course or a graduation requirement of a program.

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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.