Connect learning with practice

Work integrated learning

Work integrated learning (WIL) integrates the theory of learning with the practice of work. We also refer to it as placement, professional experience, clinical education or internships.

Work integrated learning

Education with a difference

At ACU more than 30,000 tailored WIL opportunities take place each year. By taking part in WIL you will learn alongside experienced practitioners and workplace educators. They’ll share their knowledge and expertise and act as mentors so you can build on your knowledge and skills in a real-world environment.

Mission and values

Throughout your studies you will examine fundamental questions about human experience and meaning and learn to address them with intelligence, compassion, and a heightened ethical awareness. WIL gives you the opportunity to live these values.

Our graduates get jobs

Our reputation and strong community and industry links provide you with invaluable practical learning experiences ensuring you graduate work ready.

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Shaping the future by shaping big futures

Faculty of Education and Arts

Bringing together our School of Education's strong reputation in teacher education, leadership and religious education with the vibrant arts, humanities and social science programs of our National School of Arts and Humanities.

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Faculty of Health Sciences

We are recognised for excellence in education, research, health care service and community engagement in biomedical and nutrition sciences, exercise physiology, exercise science, midwifery, nursing, occupational therapy, paramedicine, physiotherapy, psychology, public health, social work, and speech pathology.

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Faculty of Law and Business

You'll build knowledge and skills on a foundation emphasising the ethical, social and environmental duties of the modern business leader and lawyer.

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Work integrated learning partners

Offer student work placements

ACU offers industry a number of ways to connect with our students. Many courses require students to complete professional placements as part of their studies. Some courses have specific requirements to ensure students meet professional registration obligations. Other courses offer students the flexibility to tailor their work placements to suit their learning needs.

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Some of our partners

Epworth Teach for Australia AIS North Sydney Council Victoria State Government | Education and Training Queensland Government | Queensland Health Catholic Education Melbourne Victoria Government | Department of Health Queensland Government | Department of Education, Training and Employment Cabrini

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