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Curtin University
Work Integrated Learning (WIL)

Access & equity

Inequitable assumptions are frequently made in higher education where we try and fit all students in the same mould.

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Curtin University is committed to inclusive practices in WIL, applying flexible modes and models of delivery. When designing a WIL activity, students’ personal circumstances and status, personal attributes and motivations, as well as skills and experiences are accounted for. Stakeholder opinions are also taken into consideration to maintain the relationship fostered.

Curtin's newest project, Addressing Higher Educational Access Disadvantage (AHEAD) looks at enhancing higher education access for low socio-economic status, regional/ remote and Indigenous school students, adult learners and people not currently studying. For further information, visit AHEAD or contact Ethics, Equity and Social Justice.

Preparation in the form of briefings and workshops are available to students prior to them participating in a WIL activity to ensure that they think about the workplace culture and build on their work readiness. The WIL team can also deliver professional development sessions for organisations wishing to promote cultural awareness and diversity in the workplace.