WIL Survey: The Architecture Profession’s View

1 June 2021

Is your practice involved in Work Integrated Learning (WIL) programs for university students? Please share your views by taking a short 15-minute survey!

A QUT PhD research study seeks to investigate how Work Integrated Learning (WIL) operates within the Australasian architecture profession. In particular, it seeks to establish an understanding of how architecture practitioners view the role of WIL both within the profession and the formal education process of architecture students.

Currently there is a good level of information regarding how the higher education sector perceives the role of WIL in an architecture student’s education; but there is no understanding of how practitioners and the profession in general perceive the role, value, benefits and risks of WIL.

The project will examine contemporary architectural practice to identify changed knowledge needs in practice, the views of practitioners on Work Integrated Learning programs, and their expectations for graduate skills.

Through this process it is expected that a shared understanding of the professions’ view of WIL can be established. Such an understanding (currently lacking) will inform the development of an optimal model for WIL within architecture programs in the higher education sector.

If you are a practitioner involved with work integrated learning programs for architecture students I would love to hear from you!

This survey is the first of the three-cycle iterative survey process. Each survey (three in total) will take approximately 15 minutes to complete online via this SURVEY LINK or QR code.

The survey closes on Thursday 24 June.

For further information, contact Sarah Briant from QUT.