Community Engagement and Internationalisation

Management of Work-Integrated Learning

Work-Integrated Learning is managed through three areas:

  • Work-Integrated Learning Unit
  • Academic Staff
  • Academic Administration.

The integrated model involves a multifaceted approach of coordination relative to serving students, employers and the University.

It is done by centralising student placements and employer and marketing administration at the Work-Integrated Learning Unit and decentralising student's monitoring, visitations and assessment to academic departments.

The period of WIL differs from programme to programme.  These academic programmes have a compulsory component:


Faculty of Engineering, Science & Technology      

Diploma: Electrical Engineering

12 months

Diploma: Mechanical Engineering

12 months

Diploma: Civil Engineering

12 months

Diploma: Building

12 months

Diploma: Analytical Chemistry

06 months

Diploma: Food & Consumer Science

06 months


Faculty of Business Sciences   

Diploma: Hospitality Management

06 months

Diploma: Tourism Management

06 months

Diploma: Journalism

06 months

Diploma: Sport Management 

06 months

Diploma: Public Relations Management 

06 months

Diploma: Office Management & Technology

02 months

Diploma: Administrative Management 

03 months

Diploma: Public Management

02 months


Read section 9 of the WSU prospectus on student rules and regulations on WIL.