Placements & WIL

Placements & Work Integrated Learning (WIL)

This information relates to all placements and WIL experiences required in a program of study or subject.

How does Western define a "placement"?

Western’s Placement Policy defines a placement in the following way:

“Placement means a subject, subject component or other work integrated learning activity, required as part of a program of study or subject (including elective subject), that gives students unpaid practical experience (as per the Fair Work Act 2009) in the application of theoretical concepts and knowledge in a workplace environment, and may include clinical practice, clinical placement, practicum, internship, professional placement, professional experience, industrial experience, work experience or professional practice.”

The resources on this page are in relation to this definition.

For extra-curricular activities (nor required in a program of study or subject), please seek information from Careers.

Where do I start?

You can start here!

Quick guide for placements and WIL

This quick guide can help to to ask the right questions when planning placements and WIL experiences.

Other useful information and resources