Courses & Units

Design WIL A KDA417



This is a restricted access unit (no self-enrolment).  Architecture and Design will advise students on the process to be accepted into this unit.


Design WIL (Work Integrated Learning) units provide you with the opportunity to undertake an immersive study experience related to your own interests and professional development goals. You can undertake a broad range of study opportunities including: internships in design-related businesses and organisations, study tours to meet with leading designers or attend major design conferences and exhibitions, volunteering positions in non-government or community organisations in key areas of interest, and participation in major creative events.

Some Design WIL opportunities will be offered by the University and selected on a competitive basis; however most students will be required to identify and organise their own activities in consultation with the course coordinator. Design WIL is offered as either two 12.5% units or one 25% unit. This allows students to take two shorter projects (of approximately 80 hours duration) or one longer project (of approximately 160 hours duration). The work study can be taken in any semester subject to availability of work study opportunities and approval of the course coordinator.

At the end of the unit you will submit a reflective journal documenting and critically reflecting on the activities undertaken and evaluating the learning experience in relation to your expectations and professional development goals.


Unit name Design WIL A
Unit code KDA417
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Architecture and Design
Discipline Architecture & Design
Coordinator Professor Gregory Nolan
Available as student elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Winter school Off-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Summer school Off-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Winter school 30/5/2022 7/6/2022 20/7/2022 10/7/2022
Semester 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022
Summer school 3/1/2022 14/1/2022 31/1/2022 27/2/2022
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Undertake professional development by identifying, initiating and planning targeted learning opportunities.
  • Identify opportunities to develop design advocacy skills through critical reflection on a professional learning experience.
  • Reflect on an initial professional learning experience to assess strengths and weaknesses and set goals for further learning.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
100501 $1,002.00 $858.00 not applicable $2,445.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
  • FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4

1 Please refer here more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses can be found here
3 Please refer here for eligibility for HECS-HELP
4 Please refer here for eligibility for FEE-HELP

If you have any questions in relation to the fees, please contact UConnect or more information is available on StudyAssist.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.


AssessmentReflective Journal and Evaluation (80%)|Design WIL Proposal or Competitive Submission (20%)
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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