The Directorate of Co-operative Education
We at the Directorate of Co-operative Education (DCE) are responsible for the collaboration between the university, industry, commerce and the public sector in order to enhance learning through our focus areas on work integrated learning and graduate recruitment and employability. These areas all contribute to student’s intellectual, professional and personal development.
Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) is a structured form of experiential learning programme that focuses on the application of theory in an authentic (workplace-based learning) or non-workplace-based context. It addresses specific competences identified for the attainment of a qualification, and is therefore linked to the acquisition of credits, and supports the development of a range of skills that will render the qualifying student employable.
The Graduate Recruitment and Employability section focuses on students who received or are about to receive an academic degree or diploma. We link our students with potential employers. Not only do we link these students but we also stimulate the know-how on applying for jobs. This gives students the opportunity to attain, understand the skills and attributes that make graduates more likely to gain employment and be successful in their chosen occupation, which benefits themselves, the workforce, the community and the economy.