The University of the Sunshine Coast welcomes you to the School of Business and Creative Industries' WIL Program. The School of Business and Creative Industries prides itself on building, maintaining, and enhancing relationships with local, regional, and national businesses and organisations. Our Work Integrated Learning (WIL) Program is a newly formed hub of learning specifically focussed on equipping our students with the skills and dispositions that will allow them to thrive in the 21st century workplace. Our staff combine serious scholarship with deep professional expertise, a necessary combination that provides an enriched learning experience for our students. Our WIL Program aims to link students, particularly those in their final year of their degrees, to workplace opportunities for mentorship and work experience across dozens of fields.
For students, the WIL Program provides an opportunity to connect and apply the knowledge and skills developed at university to practice in the workplace. The WIL Program also allows students to obtain appropriate workplace skills, and to develop professional networks. These outcomes enhance student employability.
For businesses and organisations, the WIL Program can form an important aspect of your day-to-day operations because, for employers and industry who partner with us and support students to gain vital workplace experiences, the benefits are many. For example, workplaces can gain from the infusion of fresh approaches, new ideas and up to date knowledge from our students and staff. You can design the work experience opportunity around a project that you might not normally be resourced to commence and/or complete, and you can support the education of the next generation of our region's business owners and employees.
WIL industry hosts can provide either individual ‘placement’ or internship opportunities to one or two students within your workplace, or design projects for multiple students to collaborate and complete under the supervision of one of our highly experienced academic experts at UniSC. Either way, we look forward to facilitating lasting collaborations between our students and industry with the purpose of creating a positive impact for our local and external communities.
We invite business and industry to join with us and play a key role in supporting UniSC to become Australia’s premier regional university by engaging our students in workplace learning.
Should you require more information please contact SBCIWIL@usc.edu.au or the School of Business and Creative Industries FAQs page.
If you are a business or organisation and would like to partner with us to design or create workplace learning opportunities within your workplace, please contact TechOpsWil@usc.edu.au.