At the Global Centre for Work-Applied Learning, we empower individuals, teams, and organisations to learn to enable change. Our suite of learning programmes is designed for a range of people from starting graduates to senior management. Each programme uses our consultative work-applied learning (WAL) process to achieve change, whether at an individual, team or organisational level. All programmes are delivered online with inbuilt support from experienced facilitators.

Benjamin Franklin said: “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” Thus, the WAL process requires participants to not only learn relevant business and management concepts but actually apply them in a real-life project during the learning programme. This integration of the concepts and their application in the project provides greater understanding and helps participants embed their learning, which can then be applied in other contexts.

The WAL process resulted from the innovative work and research undertaken by GCWAL’s founder, Emeritus Professor Selva Abraham, who also founded the Australian Institute of Business. The WAL model was developed as an extension of the Work-Based Learning (WBL) process which Professor Abraham has been investigating since 1979. Collaborative research in WAL and WBL is ongoing at GCWAL and has resulted in the form of conferences and publications, including the Journal of Work-Applied Management.


To empower people to learn for change.


To develop people to learn for change using Work-Based Learning and Work-Applied Learning.


  • Continuous research and development to sustain innovative approaches to change and learning
  • Excellence through our focus on innovation, quality and continuous improvement
  • Responsive to stakeholders’ needs and customise creative solutions to address these needs
  • Commitment to integrity and transparency in all our dealings
  • Provide a supportive environment for our internal and external customers