Familiarise yourself with WIL, CDL & IPL
Find advice and information about WIL, CDL & IPL processes and procedures
Connect to relevant communities and contacts
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What is Employability and Careers?
Why do you need to know about WIL and CDL?
As way of learning, WIL has lots of benefits for our students. WIL:
- expands knowledge as students learn new professional skills and put theory into practice;
- boosts students’ resumes and portfolios, increasing the chance of graduate employment in their field of study;
- develops enterprise skills, such as problem solving, teamwork and interpersonal communication techniques, in work settings;
- gives students the opportunity to ‘test drive’ their intended industry’s work culture;
- establishes a network that supports graduate recruitment and career development;
- meets RMIT-mandated L&T requirements.
Overall, WIL is an effective way of getting students Ready for Work and Life.
Building CDL into your curriculum provides students with a range of important advantages in life and work. It enables career management skills to be taught in context and supports an equitable and accessible model of career education. In addition, CDL meets the requirements of Section 83 of the Program and Course Policy and supports the performance measures associated with government funding for Australian universities.
Work Integrated Learning (WIL)
Where to next?
- The new Careers & Industry Experiences WIL Hub and Spokes SharePoint site is managed by the WIL Operations team (Students Group) and provides easily accessible operational information.
- Join the WILSkills Yammer site to engage with the RMIT-wide WIL community, and find WIL updates, announcements and PD invitations.
- Report your WIL data in InPlace.
Career Development Learning (CDL)
Career Enrolment Data Instructional Videos
LinkedIn Learning , available through the RMIT Library, supports staff and students build their LinkedIn profile, including courses which will allow you to display a badge of completion on your LinkedIn profile.
The Careers and Employability Library Guide (built in collaboration with RMIT Careers) outlines some key resources to assist in career planning and job hunting.
Where to next?
- The Careers Educators in the CDL team can be contacted via: email@example.com
- Find advice, resources and other support on the CDL staff website: https://www.rmit.edu.au/staff/teaching-supporting-students/student-employability/career-development-learning.
Industry Engagement and Partnerships
Riipen is a software platform that helps integrate IPOL into your courses. Riipen enables RMIT educators to freely access online industry projects for students. The platform works like a match-making service. Our educators put a description of the sort of project their students would like to work on. At the same time industry partners put up the sort of problems they want solved by university students.
School WIL websites, employability information, and other contacts, for further details: