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Work Integrated Learning Portal

 

The Department of Cooperative Education is responsible for the placement of students in industry and the management of work integrated learning at the University.

 

The management of work integrated learning involves managing the placement of students, managing the academic departments in the supervision and monitoring of students, quality assuring the monitoring and assessments of students engaged in work integrated learning, ensuring that student's portfolios and progress reports are properly managed, ensuring that work integrated learning is appropriately structured, ensuring that employer work stations are accredited and certified, ensuring that the all students and Mentors complete a Feedback Report at the end of the training period, ensuring that the Feedback Report is used in the curriculum development and quality management processes of the University.

 

The WIL Portal generates Operational System Alerts to remind all Users of the tasks that are due. If a User ignores any deadlines, the Portal generates Supervisory System Alerts for the attention of the Management of Co-operative Education.

 

Academic Assessor

 

The University appoints an Academic Assessor to monitor and assess students engaged in work integrated learning.

 

The Academic Assessor is also responsible for approving the Employer workstations and conducting onsite visitations to monitor the student's performance.

 

 

The Academic Assessor performs the following functions online:

 

Approval of the student work integrated learning registration; assessment of student's progress reports; gives feedback to students and Mentors; plans onsite the visitation schedule; completes onsite visitation report; receives work integrated learning portfolio; receives student and Mentor feedback report.

 

 

Department of Co-operative Education

 

The Co-operative Education Department of the University monitors and follows up on all non-compliance of work integrated learning activities, manages the Certification of Accredited Employers, tracks all students who are ready for WIL placement, tracks the graduation of students who had completed WIL, tracks the WIL statistics per qualification in the format as required by professional councils and bodies such as the Engineering Council of SA and the Council on Higher Education.

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