Work Integrated Learning is a tailored solution for higher education providers and agents looking for work-readiness training packages and access to industry placement opportunities. Navitas Professional’s Work Integrated Learning program is a fully customisable suite of workshops and Accredited Units of Competency, that cater to the needs of tertiary students at all stages of their preparation for the workplace.
Tailored packages have been developed with tertiary institutions to meet the needs of students, education providers and future employers. Some of these packages include, but are not limited to, interview and CV writing workshops embedded into course structures and internships placements.
With Navitas Professionals’ rigorous approach to internship management, you can be reassured we provide employers, students and institutions with a robust framework to implement and assess industry placements.
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Work Integrated Learning (WIL) is an umbrella term used to describe a wide variety of mechanisms through which practical experience is used to complement the teaching of theoretical concepts.
Navitas Professional supports the National Work Integrated Learning Strategy - designed to increase and encourage WIL opportunities in the Australian workplace; recognising the benefits to students, employers, universities and the economy.
Embedded within a program
Institutions can embed components of the Work Integrated Learning workshops and/or Accredited Units of Competency, within an existing degree or offer as individual courses or electives such as an internship placement.
Work Integrated Learning components can be delivered in addition to the students' formal studies either in session or during semester breaks.
Delivery and structure options
With Navitas Professional’s flexible range of delivery options, including online and face-to-face teaching, the method of delivery can be adapted to meet required learning outcomes.
Follow the links below for an overview of coursework components:
The following are elements in our WIL offering. We work with institutions to customise their offering, based on their requirements.
- Increased employment outcomes
- Increased understanding of application of theoretical knowledge to a ‘real work experience’
- Increased soft skills such as confidence, communication, team-building, and leadership skills
- Increased understanding of workplace culture
- Provision of work-ready graduates
- Alleviation of skills shortages
- Identification of future talent
- Improvement in corporate image
- Access to highly trained, entry level graduates and identification of future talent
- Contribution to your industry and community
- Provision to assess current staff in a mentor/managerial role
Engagement opportunities with industry partners
Through our extensive networks and industry partners, Navitas Professional can organise networking events, group project work, guest speakers, site visits and other industry engagement opportunities.
These types of activities provide students with valuable insight into the Australian workplace and the different practices of small to medium businesses to large corporations.
Industry engagement opportunities can also include student group projects designed and developed with industry partners, which involve ‘real-world’ assignments based around the company’s needs.
Examples include projects researching international expansion opportunities, marketing activities, social media projects, organisational structure reviews and other targeted themes.
Internships: full time or part time
Internships may be undertaken on a full time or part time basis and can be arranged to accommodate a student’s study schedule. Many host companies prefer to host students on a full time basis and for longer periods of time (usually 12 weeks), to provide students with sufficient time to develop and apply their workplace understandings and skills.
Navitas Professional offers insurance to all participants undertaking internship placements. Our professional workplace training and internships are offered across a broad range of industries.
International students undertaking an internship as part of our embedded WIL program are able to work over 40 hours a fortnight. According to Department of Home Affairs, working over 40 hours a fortnight is permissible if:
- it is a registered part of a course that is mandatory
- the masters degree by research or doctorate degree has started
- the course is not in session. A course is not in session:
- during scheduled course breaks
- if the course is deferred or suspended in line with Standard 9 of the National Code of Practice for Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students
- if the student holds a valid visa and has completed his/her course as listed on the confirmation of enrolment
- if the student's enrolment has been cancelled due to the default of the education provider and until s/he gets a new enrolment and starts the course.
Language testing and preparation
Navitas offers students access to internationally recognised English language test preparation.
IELTS or PTE-A online test preparation course
An online IELTS preparation course can be incorporated into the Work Integrated Learning program to assist students preparing for the IELTS or PTE-A test. Face-to-face IELTS preparation workshops are also available.
Volunteering opportunities within an area of study
Through Navitas Professional’s relationships with charitable and non-governmental organisations (NGOs), students can undertake volunteering tasks related to their area of study.
Professional study tour programs inbound and outbound
Navitas Professional can provide tailored programs to meet the needs of both inbound and outbound groups, including visiting international dignitaries and executives, offshore partners, corporate delegates, and student groups.
Additionally, Navitas Professional can engage in the development of outbound study tours, industry connections abroad, corporate social responsibility, volunteering opportunities and other identified elements relating to program requirements. These can be developed in all regions or areas globally and either delivered for course credit or as an additional global experience.
Details of our industry engagement activities can be found here.