Courses & Units

Design WIL B KDA418



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 such as MOFO, Ten Days on the Island or Junction Arts Festival.

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 B
Unit code KDA418
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Technology, Environments and Design
Discipline Architecture & Design

Gregory Nolan

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic


International students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 13/7/2020 10/8/2020 31/8/2020 18/10/2020

* 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 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2019.

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Learning Outcomes

ILO 1 - Identify and initiate learning experiences for targeted professional development opportunities.

ILO 2 - Demonstrate design advocacy through documenting and critically reflecting on learning experiences relating to specific challenges and opportunities.

ILO 3 - Evaluate learning experiences in relation to identified professional development goals and expectations.



Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2020: $835.00 2020: $2,445.00 100501

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

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Design WIL Proposal or Competitive Submission - 20%

Reflective Journal and Evaluation - 80%

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