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Connecting learning with practice

This Work Integrated Learning (WIL) website provides important information needed for student placements. More specific guidance can be found by exploring the faculties below.

What is Work Integrated Learning at ACU?

Work integrated learning (WIL) integrates the theory of learning with the practice of work. It is often referred to as placement, professional experience, clinical education or internships.

The ACU difference

At ACU more than 30,000 tailored WIL opportunities occur each year. Students learn alongside experienced practitioners, building knowledge and skills. Workplace educators share their knowledge and expertise and mentor the professionals of the future.

Mission and values

Throughout their studies our students examine fundamental questions about human experience and meaning and address them with intelligence, compassion, and a heightened ethical awareness. WIL gives our students opportunities to live these values.

Our graduates get jobs

Our reputation and strong community and industry links provide our students with invaluable practical learning experiences ensuring work ready graduates.

Faculty of Education and Arts

The Faculty of Education and Arts brings together the National School of Education’s strong reputation in teacher education, leadership and religious education with the vibrant arts, humanities and social science programs of the National School of Arts. The faculty is active on the University’s seven Australian campuses, and at the Rome Centre in Italy. It offers courses at undergraduate, postgraduate and higher degree research level.

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Faculty of Health Sciences

The faculty aims to be a world leader in its field - recognised for excellence in education, research, service and community engagement in the health sciences.

The Faculty of Health Sciences offers studies in counselling, exercise physiology, exercise science, midwifery, nursing, occupational therapy, paramedicine, physiotherapy, public health, psychology, social work and speech pathology and science.