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Year 3 Work Integrated Learning

This faculty-wide unit offers a number of streams. The streams that are available to you will depend on your degree and your individual circumstances. 

Different streams are offered because work integrated learning, or real world learning, needs to be relevant to your degree but also to support your personal aspirations.

  • Step 1
    • Students can do 100 hours unpaid or paid internship in an approved workplace, with a workplace mentor. Positions are available through CareerHub (go to My Groups then FAD Internships in Careerhub).
    • All internships must be approved by the FAD Internships Coordinator before the start of semester. Contact if you have any questions.
    • Students enrolled in a Built Environment or Industrial Design course please note this internship unit is only available as an open elective unit. Contact if you need help with this.
    • Internship Eligibility Requirements

      Students must meet the following requirements to be considered for an internship:

      • Have a GPA of at least 4.0
      • Have completed Professional Orientation (undergraduate only)
      • Be enrolled into one of the following units :
        • 11829 Professional Practice (Internships A) (100 hours)
        • 11832 Professional Practice (Internships B) (100 hours)
        • 11575 Professional Practice Internship (6cpt) (200 hours)
        • 11576 Professional Practice Internship Extended (12cpt) (480 hours)
        • 11635 Communication Workplace Learning G (100 hours)
        • Honours with a Work Integrated Learning Component
        • PHD Plus

      Self Enrolment is NOT available for 11829 and 11832. You will receive your unit enrolment form once you have completed the expression of interest and been approved to complete an internship.

    • Work on exciting real world projects with industry clients or the chance to develop their entrepreneurial skills.
    • You'll collaborate in single or multi-disciplinary teams while being supervised by academic mentors.
    • Previous projects include podcasts, summits, social media and marketing strategies, exhibitions, curation of artifacts and so much more.
    • Further develop disciplinary skills and application within your discipline area
    • Projects may include a 'competition' project opportunity drawn from local or international design contexts, a 'live' project, or a 'simulated' work integrated learning project undertaken in relation to Industry, community and professional interfaces.

  • Step 2
    What streams are available to you?
    • Advanced Industry Studio
    • Internships B (via an elective unit)
    • Internships B (for students in the course version ABB101 this is via an elective unit only)

    Industrial Design:

    • Advanced Industry Studio
    • Internships B (via and elective unit)

    Visual Communication and Interaction Design:

    • Internships B
    • Professional Practice Industry and Creative Projects
    • Internships B
    • Professional Practice Industry and Creative Projects
    • By application: International Opportunities
    • Professional Practice Industry and Creative Projects
    • Internships B
    • By Application: International Opportunities
  • Step 3

    What's Next?

    • Enrol in your chosen WIL unit if it’s in your study plan.
    • If you are applying for an internship, follow the internship instructions on the FAD WIL Canvas site or FAD Internships on Career Hub.
    • Enrol in your relevant workshops or studios: all your classes and options will be clearly outlined on the Canvas site.
    • If you’ve got questions, email