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Unit Overview

Please visit the WIL Placements and Internships page for more information about the WIL program. This unit is not available for self-enrolment, as students must first secure an internship/placement which is a component of the unit. Enrolment in a WIL unit is not guaranteed. Students must determine their eligibility for a WIL unit and then submit an expression of interest by the published deadline in SoniaOnline. Enrolments in WIL units are subject to approval by the University. A student who withdraws from a WIL placement after confirmation of placement with the host organisation will be declared to have failed the unit unless the School is satisfied that there were exceptional circumstances to justify withdrawal.
24 points
AvailabilityLocationModeFirst year of offer
Not available in 2024UWA (Perth)External
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 2 elective

Students are able to (1) apply communication and interpersonal skills to a working situation; (2) demonstrate initiative and, where required by the host supervisor, the ability to work independently; (3) negotiate and plan a proposal and prepare a final report; (4) perform tasks set by an employer to a satisfactory standard; (5) develop and present a poster; and (6) reflect and report on the experience in the workplace.


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) work placement hours and timesheets; (2) reflection report and poster; and (3) career planning activities which includes attendance at a minimum of two career related workshops. Further information is available in the unit outline.

To pass this unit, a student must: (a) achieve an overall mark of 50 per cent or higher for the unit; and (b) achieve the requisite requirements(s) or a mark of 50 per cent or greater, whichever is higher and specified in the unit outline, for the reflection report and poster component.

This unit is assessed on an ungraded pass/ungraded failed basis. All assessment items must be successfully completed.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Philip Hancock
Unit rules
Enrolment in
BP002 Bachelor of Commerce
or Enrolment in
BP009 Bachelor of Business
and 48 points
Successful completion of
one level 2 6 points Unit(s) WILG2201 Work Integrated Learning Internship Program
Successful completion of
one level 3 6 points Unit(s) WILG3001 Work Integrated Learning Internship Program
Advisable prior study
Minimum 48 points
Contact hours
placement (approximately 400 hours) plus pre- and post-placement activities and assessment time
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.
  • Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.