Challenges implementing work-integrated learning in human resource management university courses

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Author: Rook, Laura


The examination of work-integrated learning (WIL) programs in the undergraduate Human Resource Management (HRM) curriculum is an area under-represented in the Australian literature. This paper identifies the challenges faced in implementing WIL into the HRM undergraduate curriculum. Qualitative semi-structured interviews were conducted with 38 participants including academics, careers advisors, professionals and students from nine Australian universities. The findings show that a lack of resources, a clash of agendas, legal and ethical issues, expectations, the HRM profession and...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Teaching and learning; Higher education

Keywords: Work integrated learning; Human resource development; Curriculum; Educational program

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Hamilton, New Zealand: Asia-Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education, 2017

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Journal volume: 18

Journal number: 3

Journal date: 2017

Pages: pp. 199-212

ISSN: 1175-2882

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 130.453

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