Our aim at Flinders University is to provide a WIL opportunity for all our undergraduates.  This could take the form of placements, internships or clinical experience, for example, or simulated activities.  WIL provides students with the ability to link theory and practice and therefore:

  • apply and refine current knowledge and skills;
  • develop new skills in areas such as communication and teamwork;
  • develop an awareness of workplace culture and expectations;
  • develop a practical appreciation of a chosen profession;
  • develop practical skills to reflect upon in future studies;
  • develop specific technical competencies.

Other sources of information and support

For non-WIL activities, the Career and Employer Liaison Centre (CELC) provides a diverse range of services and programs to students and recent graduates including workshops, job posting services, careers advice and a comprehensive range of careers resources.

The University provides confidential and professional health, counselling and disability services to all currently-enrolled Flinders University students, and can also assist with equal opportunity concerns.  The University provides a free counselling service for students. The counsellors have background experience in a broad range of areas including those directly relevant to a WIL.

The Flinders University Student Association (FUSA) runs a free, independent and confidential service that provides academic advocacy as well as financial and welfare assistance to students enrolled at Flinders University.  FUSA’s primary goal is to make sure all Flinders students enjoy equal and fair treatment while attending university and that no external obstacles stand in the way of study.

The University has a comprehensive insurance program protecting its assets, staff and students.  A summary of insurances available, including those applicable to WIL activities can be found here.