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How Work Integrated Learning (WIL) Works at ICMS

ICMS resource a dedicated office in support of Work Integrated Learning (WIL), and this office includes experienced and dedicated professional placement consultant.

There are two stages in our Industry Training (Work Integrated Learning) Program:

Preparation Program

The WIL team deliver the Work Integrated Learning Student Preparation Program undertaken in the study period prior to your WIL subject and professional placement. This program includes workshops, mentoring and mock scenarios that prepare students for professional placement. Topics covered include resume preparation, interview skills and workplace behaviour. The program will also include an individual mock interview with your professional placement consultant.

Following your mock interview, the professional placement consultant will facilitate interviews with our quality assured industry partners and generally advocate with industry to host eligible students on professional placement.

WIL On placement

On Placement

Professional placement can take students to a major city or regional area in Australia. Previously, professional placement has also taken many students to international destinations as well.   

Once you secure a professional placement and begin, your professional placement Consultant provides continued coaching throughout your professional placement including on-going contact, evaluation and assessment support.   

Whilst on placement you can be engaged by the host industry partner throughout two consecutive study periods * (including the term break), which means you could gain up to 9 months of professional placement experience before you graduate. And because this is part of your degree, international students, like domestic students, may work full-time (up to 38 hours per week) during their placement and during term breaks.

work integrated learning at ICMS

Your assigned professional placement Consultant is there to guide and mentor you through this process, from start to finish. The support is individual and personalised and aimed at facilitating the right professional placement for each student’s skills, interests and professional goals.

If you have any questions about placements as part of ICMS Bachelor degrees or Masters degrees (both 600 hours), please contact student services using this form

* Please note that one study period is equivalent of one trimester of study (1 orientation week and 12 weeks of subject delivery and assessment).

Meet the WIL Team

  • Natalie Harrison, Professional Placement and Alumni Manager, contact Natalie
  • Marianne Saulwick, Professional Placement Consultant UG Hospitality (Study Abroad), Accounting, Property, contact Marianne
  • Carolyn Thomson, Professional Placement Consultation UG Sport, ISCA, Events, Tourism, contact Carolyn 
  • Craig Stewart, Undergraduate WIL Academic Team, contact Craig
  • Virginia De Luca, Professional Placement Consultant for Postgraduate Courses MEM and MMTH, contact Virginia
  • Caroline Ajaka, Professional Placement Consultant for Postgraduate Courses MOM, MIB and MBA, contact Caroline
  • Helena Montes, Professional Placement Consultant UG Fashion, Entrepreneurship, contact Helena 
  • Marion Hammermuller, Professional Placement Consultant UG Business, Marketing , Study Abroad (BUS), contact Marion 
  • Liam Pham, WIL Professional Placement Intern, contact Liam