Is it the provider’s responsibility to prepare international students for employment?

Panel: Rachael Baron (La Trobe University), Sharon Cook (Monash University), Danny Ong (Deakin University)

The panel session will address the current status of Work Integrated Learning (WIL) in Australian universities to provide a broad understanding of the varying definitions of WIL and how students participate in WIL both in Australia and overseas.  In addition, this panel will consider the expectations of internationals students to participate in a WIL experience and the providers responsibility to prepare students for WIL.

The session aims to also explore how ISANA and its members are currently engaging, and providing expertise to the national WIL agenda to support and inform colleagues, research and program development with the overarching goal of benefiting international student and increasing their graduate employment outcomes in Australia, their home countries and third countries.

The panel will utilise key reports and strategy recently published by Universities Australia, ACEN and IEAA to identify the common themes relating to challenges and successes, the impact of the legislation in scaling WIL and barriers to international students’ participation in WIL.  Audience participation and contribution to inform this discussion will be encouraged.


ISANA International Education Association is the representative body for professionals in Australia and New Zealand who work in international student services, advocacy, teaching and policy development in international education. For more information, please visit the ISANA website.

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