Work Integrated Learning

Work Integrated Learning

GWP: 900 International Workplace Practice

GWP 900: International Workplace Practice is a subject designed to meet the employment aspirations of international students to undertake work in Australia. This subject crosses boundaries between theory and practice and will maximise the students’ potential to access workplace experiences leading to formal post university employment options. GWP 900 is open as an elective subject for international students undertaking a Masters degree.

Students will acquire and develop work-based learning skill sets; will critically examine the discourses and theories of intercultural competence, as well as develop cultural awareness and business communication skills that are fit-for-purpose regardless of students’ career aspirations.

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Industry related projects

Some postgraduate programs provide an option for you to undertake an industry project. This project introduces you to an organisation and together with nominated managers and academic support, provides the opportunity to investigate a real business problem as part of your program of study.Further information will be provided by the Subject Coordinator.

In addition to the above work integrated learning, Sydney Business School, University of Wollongong offers a number of employment skills and job seeker resources.

Careers Central

Careers Central offers a variety of services and programs to help you prepare yourself for the challenges in obtaining employment at the end of your degree

  • Workshops

    These one-hour seminars and workshops held at Sydney Business School, University of Wollongong help you refine specific employment skills.

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  • Career Consultant

    Once you enrol, throughout your study and for two years after you graduate, you will have access to a qualified Careers Consultant who specialises in Business.

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  • Career Smart Discovery Tool

    As one of our students, you have access to the Career Smart Discovery Tool, a comprehensive & interactive career development tool which assists you to make informed decisions about your work and study options.

  • Career Expos

Each year there are opportunities to meet employers on campus. Some employers are invited to UOW to hold information sessions, while others participate in the UOW Careers Expos.

  • CareerHub

    An international student visa allows you to work 40 hours per fortnight (2 weeks) during university session and full-time during session breaks. UOW Careerhub is an online tool that will help you find and apply for jobs during your time here (and after you graduate!).

  • CareerHub Plus

    CareerHub Plus is an online library specifically designed to improve student, graduate and alumni employability. Explore an extensive range of interactive tools, videos, eLearning and written resources on CareerHub Plus.

  • Univative

    A number of Univative programs are offered throughout the year. Univative is a student consultancy program that takes you from the classroom to the boardroom.

    The Sydney Univative program provides student teams from UOW the opportunity to go up against other student teams from 6 other leading Universities.


Last reviewed: 9 April, 2018