Connect learning with practice
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.
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.
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 reputation and strong community and industry links provide you with invaluable practical learning experiences ensuring you graduate work ready.
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.Learn more
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.Learn more
You'll build knowledge and skills on a foundation emphasising the ethical, social and environmental duties of the modern business leader and lawyer.Learn more
Meet ACU Masters student Greta Conlan who is a Sport Scientist with NRL club Sydney West Tigers and undertook practical placement with the club through Work Integrated Learning.
ACU Education Graduate Kris Olsen speaks about his experience with ACU's Work Integrated Learning program.
Deanne Riddington talks about St Vincent's Hospital and the strong partnership it has with ACU's Work Integrated Learning Program.
Leesa Mallett from Three Peas Creche Brisbane, talks about her strong partnership with ACU's Work Integrated Learning program.
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.Learn more
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