Work Integrated Learning

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) for international students

Onshore international students must be informed of the compulsory and optional work placement hours incorporated into their courses (see ESOS National Code Standard 11)

The Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) is the authoritative source of registered work hours for each course that onshore international students on student visa may be enrolled in.

Registered work hours for your course

Compulsory placements

You should check the registered work hours for your course in CRICOS. Search:

  • Course search
  • Search ‘Course Name’ or ‘CRICOS Course Code’. The CRICOS course code can be found on your offer letter or in the Handbook entry for your course.

Voluntary or optional work placements

These placements are not registered on CRICOS because they are not essential for completing a course. Please consult the Handbook, your School or the Director of Academic Program for information about units with optional work components.

Visa conditions

More information about Working in Australia on the University’s website. On visa condition 8105 relating to working in Australia please also consult Immigration’s website

Please note that voluntary or optional placements count towards the 40 hours per fortnight work limit for student visa holders because such placements are not registered.

Placement Policy

The University’s STUDENT PLACEMENT POLICY addresses the principles and processes for the approval and management of student placements undertaken as a requirement of a unit or program of study.

Employment rights

Students should also be aware of their employment rights and conditions and how to resolve workplace issues, such as through the Fair Work Ombudsman. Fair Work Ombudsman’s information page on student placements:

Fair Work Ombudsman’s information page on visa holders’ work rights: