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Internships, industry placements and experience

Gain the real-world experience and networks to start your career
We offer a range of opportunities to work on real-life business projects with leading industry partners throughout your studies, so you'll graduate with the skills and experience you need to build an impactful career.

We believe that genuine work experience is essential to a degree in business.

Our dedicated and award-winning Work-Integrated Learning Hub provides elective (for credit) options and work experience opportunities for all Business School students to put their learning into practice, gain critical employability skills and solve real problems in collaboration with industry partners through work placements, internships, consulting projects and cultural immersion programs.

Work Integrated Learning at the Business School

Business School students share how our Work Integrated Learning programs gave them real-world experience.

Industry Placement Program

Work for a leading firm locally or overseas while earning credit towards a Business School degree. You'll gain quality industry experience and have the opportunity to learn from the best in the field.

The Industry Placement Program offers a work placement for a minimum of 3 days per week for 10 weeks during semester or an equivalent number of hours over the summer and winter vacation periods.

Industry Placement Program opportunities are currently available in Australia and China. Previous Industry Placement Program host organisations include EY, KPMG, Grant Thornton, Hilti, Henkel and Tourism Australia.

If you're a current student, learn more about eligibility, details and how to apply at the current students Industry Placement Program page.

Jessica Skinner

Jessica Skinner
United States Industry Placement Program participant
"The opportunity to immerse myself within the Tourism Australia team in Los Angeles allowed me to develop my marketing skills, while opening my eyes to many career avenues in marketing, communications and PR."
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Experience in Industry (previously Self-sourced Placement Program)

Experience in Industry offers you the opportunity to earn credit towards a Business School degree for work experience that you have sourced yourself. This can be a paid or unpaid placement as well as voluntary work.

You will be expected to undertake your work placement during the semester and also complete academic coursework.

If you're a current student, learn more about eligibility, details and how to apply at the current students Industry Placement Program page.

Ricky Rangra

Ricky Rangra
Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Advanced Studies
“I undertook my Experience in Industry placement at an investment bank. This made navigating the Australian financial services scene significantly easier, as I worked alongside seasoned professionals who taught me everything from generating rapport with clients to conducting the high-level analysis required to identify gaps in various markets.”
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Business Practicum

The Business Practicum is a consulting project that allows students to work with a company, small or medium-sized enterprise, not-for-profit or government organisation as part of a unit of study. You'll develop a student consultancy with your classmates and collaborate on a live industry project throughout the semester.

Projects address a real problem or issue facing a partner organisation. In consultation with an industry partner, you'll apply your classroom knowledge to research, analyse information and propose a solution to the challenges identified.

The Business Practicum is available as a unit of study as BWIL1300 Business Practicum (Undergraduate) or BWIL6300 Business Practicum (Postgraduate).

Claudia Wan

Qin Huang, Master of International Business
Master of Commerce
"The Business Consulting Practicum took us through the entire consulting process and gave us real-world experience through interactive exercises in the classroom and projects with industry partners."
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Job Smart Edge

International postgraduate students participating in Job Smart Edge, our award-winning employability program, can complete BWIL6573, an intensive unit of study to prepare for the job market while working in teams on a real client project.

Learn more about the Job Smart Edge program.

Stephanie Guo

Stephanie Guo
Master of Commerce student and Job Smart Edge participant
"Job Smart Edge is the best unit of study I've done in any degree. I really got a lot from this unit, not only through the employable skills and practical experience, but also in learning some valuable new ideas."
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Study tours and immersion programs

If you're studying in the Business School, you have the opportunity to further develop your skills by working on real-world projects through a study tour or immersion program.

Travelling to international commercial hubs such as the Philippines, USA or China, you'll be immersed in local culture and grow your experience in areas like innovation, design thinking and responsible businesses by consulting with local and multinational organisations.

The Business School offers a number of scholarships to help support students undertaking a study tour or immersion program.

If you're a current student, learn more about eligibility, details and how to apply at the current students Business Study Tours and Immersion Programs page.

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