Work-Integrated Learning

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Work-integrated Learning places students in a natural work setting, to promote authentic engagement

Overview

Practical workplace skills are ingrained that cannot be taught in a classroom, improving graduates employment opportunities. Work integrated learning practices can vary from internships, Cadetships, Practical Placement or even industry specific assignments.

How it can help your business

Benefits include the acquisition of an enthusiastic, short term ‘employee’ who can undertake a range of projects or tasks, opportunties for recruitment pathways as well as an understanding of the skills and capabilities of current Engineering graduates.

Case Study

A NSW government pilot, “Global Scope” has been successful through the collaboration of Civil Engineering students and the NSW Police force to create a safety information app, targeted at international students. The demand was realised after over 100 international students at UNSW were interviewed, with only 5% being able to identify “000” as the emergency contact number in Australia.

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