Work integrated learning opportunities are short term placements to spend time working in an organisation to gain real-world experience linked to your program and enhance your employability skills.

These opportunities will give you practical experience, help you to further your interpersonal and professional skills, and develop an awareness of workplace culture and expectations.

An internship will give you experience in:

  • communication and teamwork
  • email and report-writing
  • punctuality and attendance
  • leadership and career development

The experience you gain from a placement or internship opportunity will help you transition from university to the workplace, enhancing your employment prospects, and helping you to make valuable industry connections and build your professional network.

Courses

There are a number of courses available for undergraduate students and two courses for postgraduate students

 

Undergraduate

BUSS 3080 - Management Practicum - 4.5 units (1 course equivalent)

This course is aimed at students enrolled in Bachelor of Business programs. Students will apply the knowledge gained throughout their business studies to work related tasks and gain valuable experience related to their future career.

Management Practicum is available exclusively to third year students, to enrol you must have completed 72 units of study, and have a GPA of 4.0 or higher.

Placements are equivalent to 15 days, or 112.5 hours, and can be completed flexibly over the course of the study period. Placement schedules and contact hours are negotiated between the student and host organisation prior to commencing placement.


BUSS 3100 - Commerce Practicum - 4.5 units (1 course equivalent)

This course is aimed at students enrolled in Bachelor of Commerce programs. Students will apply the knowledge gained throughout their commerce studies to work related tasks and gain valuable experience related to their future career.

Commerce Practicum is available exclusively to third year students, to enrol you must have completed 72 units of study, and have a GPA of 4.0 or higher.

Placements are equivalent to 15 days, or 112.5 hours, and can be completed flexibly over the course of the study period. Placement schedules and contact hours are negotiated between the student and host organisation prior to commencing placement.


MARK 3013 - Marketing Practicum - 4.5 units (1 course equivalent)

This course is aimed at students enrolled in Bachelor of Marketing programs. Students will apply the knowledge gained throughout their marketing studies to work related tasks and gain valuable experience related to their future career.

Marketing Practicum is available exclusively to third year students, to enrol you must have completed 72 units of study, and have a GPA of 4.0 or higher.

Placements are equivalent to 15 days, or 112.5 hours, and can be completed flexibly over the course of the study period. Placement schedules and contact hours are negotiated between the student and host organisation prior to commencing placement.

BUSS 3010 - Industry Project - 9.0 units (2 course equivalent)

This course is aimed at students enrolled in Business School programs. Students will apply the knowledge gained throughout their business studies to an enterprise-focused project, giving an in-depth practical understanding of their area of study in a workplace.

Industry Project is available exclusively to third year students, to enrol you must have completed 72 units of study, and have a GPA of 4.0 or higher.

Internships are equivalent to 30 days, or 225 hours, and can be completed flexibly over the course of the study period. Internship schedules and contact hours are negotiated between the student and host organisation prior to commencing placement.

BUSS 3088 - Business Internship  - 18.0 units (4 course equivalent)

This course is aimed at students enrolled in Business School programs. Students will apply the knowledge gained throughout their business studies to an enterprise-focused project, giving an in-depth practical understanding of their area of study in a workplace.

Business Internship is available exclusively to third year students, to enrol you must have completed 72 units of study, and have a GPA of 4.0 or higher.

Internships are equivalent to 45 days, or 337.5 hours, and can be completed flexibly over the course of the study period. Internship schedules and contact hours are negotiated between the student and host organisation prior to commencing placement.

Postgraduate

BUSS 5396 - Professional Experience in Business - 4.5 units (1 course equivalent)

This advanced level course provides students with the opportunity to participate in an industry based capstone experience. It aims to enhance students’ professional competencies and interpersonal skills and their business consulting and applied research skills. The course also promotes individual responsibility for professional development.

Professional Experience in Business is available exclusively to postgraduate business students, to enrol you must have completed 9 units of study, and have a GPA of 4.0 or higher.

Placements are equivalent to 15 days, or 112.5 hours, and can be completed flexibly over the course of the study period. Placement schedules and contact hours are negotiated between the student and host organisation prior to commencing placement.


BUSS 5431 - Business Internship G - 9 units (2 course equivalent)

This advanced level course provides students with the opportunity to participate in an industry based capstone experience. It aims to enhance students’ professional competencies and interpersonal skills and their business consulting and applied research skills. The course also promotes individual responsibility for professional development.

Business Internship G is available exclusively to postgraduate business students, to enrol you must have completed 18 units of study, and have a GPA of 4.5 or higher.

Placements are equivalent to around 40 days, or 300-350 hours, and can be completed flexibly over the course of the study period. Placement schedules and contact hours are negotiated between the student and host organisation prior to commencing placement.

 

 

FAQs for students

  • What are the placement and internship courses?
  • Which course do I enrol in?
  • What are the course prerequisite requirements?
  • How do I enrol in a placement course?
  • What placement opportunities are available and how do I apply?
  • Can I find my own placement?
  • Do I have to complete my placement on a full time basis?

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