Host our students

Work Integrated Learning

UOW’s Careers Central is focused on ensuring our students have as many opportunities as possible to engage with industry and gain real workplace experience, also known as Work Integrated Learning. To make this happen, we’d like your help to provide these opportunities. Internships are a great way to have students working on particular tasks or projects in your business. Get in touch to discuss how engaging a student can add value to your business.

Organisations can host a student through an internship or as part of an industry project for credit in one of their subjects. UOW offers a variety of motivated students from multiple disciplines from up to 120 different WIL Subjects at Bachelors and Postgraduate levels. See which organisations hosted and/or supported our students in 2021 (PDF) through our internships, placements and jobs.

Work Integrated Learning subjects by Careers Central

Careers Central offer a variety of WIL Subjects. These include:

  • CRLP200 - An intensive and practical subject designed to prepare students across all disciplines to transition into the workforce.
    • Available to: 2nd and 3rd year students, domestic and international, undergraduate.
  • ENGG980 – Designed to ensure Master of Engineering students are equipped with intercultural skills, cultural awareness and communication skills to best apply their Engineering knowledge. 
    • Available to: international students.
  • GWP900 – A subject for Master of Business students designed to meet their employment aspirations to work in Australia.
    • Available to: International students studying a Master of Business

We take care of the details such as student insurance cover, guidance on how to prepare for hosting a student, as well as supporting you throughout the internship/project to ensure success. Internships/projects are open to current students and run throughout the year. Unpaid internships must meet the definition of a vocational placement under the Fair Work Act 2009.

Youth Justice Wollongong office partnered with UOW on a strategic plan to explore and develop solutions around reducing the risk of young people reoffending in the area of Domestic and Family Violence as part of the Premier's Priorities NSW. This partnership has proven to be a resounding success and has immeasurably value added to the project and they have proven to be a great asset, the benefits of which will be long lasting.
Paul Cram (Area Manager) Department of Communities and Justice