work intergrated learning is an umbrella term for any purposefully   designed learning programme that integrated theoretical knowledge with authentic or practical work.


To obtain relevant working experience in a suitable workplace to the course of study as required by DHET and also confirm students competence which will also enhance their employability.


Types of placement


  • WBE
    • Student are to be exposed to the world of work.This placement is ongoing and is for short period of time (5-10 days).
  • Internships 18 months to 2 years
    • This exposure enables the student to develop occupational competence in the workplace and on completion they can be able to apply for a national diploma from DHET.


Benefit of WIL


- Exposure to up-to date systems, practices and technology and to a wider range of real work

 Examples of Tasks

  • Development of entrepreneurial ability
  • Enhanced employability through being orientated by industry representatives to workplace culture and ethics
  • Increased opportunities for workplace exposure and employer contacts
  • Obtaining respective National N-Diplomas


  • Access to a pool of prospective employees
  • Opportunities to influence the content and methodology of college curricula
  • SARS tax rebates
  • Obtain BBBEE points
  • Addressing scare and critical skills in the sector