The Centre for Work Integrated Learning (WIL) helps business students to prepare for employment.

Our highly skilled staff negotiate with industry professionals to develop and manage suitable positions for Victoria University Business School students.

That means, when you study with us, you benefit from work experience – gaining a competitive advantage in the graduate job market.

Workplace programs

The Centre for Work Integrated Learning coordinates workplace learning in two areas:

  • Cooperative Education
  • Business Integrated Learning.

Cooperative Education

Cooperative Education (Co-op) offers a year of paid, full-time employment (minimum 40 weeks) as an accredited component of the Bachelor of Business degree – meaning you get work experience while you study.

As a Business student, you'll undertake a preparation program during the second year of study, and enter the workplace the following year.

You'll have the option of completing up to two Work Integrated Learning units. This will extend the duration of the course to four years.

Business Integrated Learning

Business Integrated Learning (BIL) recognises industry-based experiences undertaken while completing your business qualifications, including:

  • relevant project work
  • part-time employment
  • holiday job
  • voluntary work.

BIL is mandatory in all degree courses in international hospitality and tourism, event management and HR management.

Student & employer testimonials

Student workplace experience leads to success

Information for employers

Partnering with VU for Work Integrated Learning (WIL) offers many benefits to employers, including:

  • cost-effective, temporary employees
  • fresh ideas, and the latest business theory
  • previewing potential job candidates – which lowers recruitment costs.

Contact our staff to discuss the benefits for your particular business.

Information for students

Participating in WIL gives you an advantage in the highly competitive graduate market.

The work experience you gain makes you ready to play a productive role in any organisation from your first day.

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Student societies & associations

To further your experience and networks, you may like to look into joining one of the following societies and associations.

Accounting, Finance & Investment Student Society (AFISS) is for VU accounting and finance students. We provide services and events to help you develop professionally and personally.

We're a student-run group that aims to equip you with essential skills for the workforce, and give you the best possible experience of university life.

Young Tourism Network (YTN) is a Victorian member-based networking group run by a committee of volunteers.

We represent members in all tourism-related fields, including:

  • travel
  • leisure
  • hospitality
  • marketing
  • public relations
  • events
  • attractions
  • tour operation.

The YTN also fosters the career development of young people within the tourism industry, through professional development, networking events and promoting industry-wide collaboration.

The Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport (CILTA) offers career development and other opportunities in the industry.

Members can attend activities to network, learn and meet mentors.

Women in Logistics and Transport (WiLAT), part of CILTA, encourages and support women's career development in the logistics and transport industry.

Contact us

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