Work integrated learning

UniSA has a proud history of preparing graduates for professional practice. Work Integrated Learning (WIL) is the term given to an activity or a program of activities that integrates academic learning with its application in the workplace. The practice may be real or simulated and can occur in the workplace, at the University, online or face-to-face. Opportunities include internships, professional placement, practicums, fieldwork, studio, voluntary placements, industry based projects and simulated work experiences.

This section provides information and resources to support WIL delivery for university staff.

Please click on the relevant link for more information and relevant contact details. 


The University provides insurance coverage for students on placement. 

FAQs on Student Insurance

The Finance Unit have created frequently asked questions for staff about insurance for students on placement.

Australian Collaborative Education Network (ACEN)

ACEN is the professional association for higher education practitioners and researchers, industry, community and government representatives interested in Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) in Australia.  UniSA is an institutional member which permits any staff member within the University to register at no cost.

Once you’ve registered you will have access to:

  • National conferences
  • Webinars, symposiums and forums
  • Links to international research groups, networks and journals
  • Monthly newsletters
  • Research grants and student scholarships
  • Circulation of relevant papers and research
  • Advocacy on topical issues