Our long-running Work Integrated Learning programs are recognised by local and international businesses.

Hear from past students and employers about their experience with our programs and discover how we integrate real world professional experiences into our Bachelor of Business course.

About our programs

Work Integrated Learning is an umbrella term used to refer to activities that combine academic learning with practical application in a workplace setting.

Our programs facilitate the integration of theoretical knowledge and real-world skills. This provides you with opportunities to apply what you've learned in a professional context.

You'll enhance your career-readiness by developing practical competencies, critical thinking, and problem-solving abilities.

Work Integrated Learning is embedded as a formal component of our Bachelor of Business course.

You will complete 150 hours of industry placement in the final year of the Bachelor of Business. This can include:    

  • relevant project work
  • casual and part-time employment
  • voluntary work

This is a mandatory and accredited component of the Bachelor of Business.

You will undertake a year (minimum 40 weeks) of paid, full-time employment as an accredited component of the Bachelor of Business. This gives you extensive work experience while you study.

You have the option of completing up to two Work Integrated Learning units whilst undertaking cooperative education. This will extend your course to four years.

Learn more about Work Integrated Learning

If you are a current student and would like to learn more about work placements, please send us an introductory email at [email protected] with your:

  • name
  • student ID
  • course and major/s
  • when you plan on undertaking a Work Integrated Learning placement (second-year or later students only).

Our industry partners

Partner with us

Employers that work with our students through the Work Integrated Learning program typically:

  • develop a talent pipeline for future staffing needs
  • acquire new perspectives and enhance your team’s capabilities by applying cutting-edge business theories
  • gain a cost-effective preview of potential job candidates, thereby reducing recruitment expenses
  • provide opportunities for your current employees to develop their leadership and mentoring skills.

Work with our students and discover how they can make a difference in your organisation.


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Industry-ready students

We make industry-relevant curriculum a priority so that our students are equipped with the latest skills.

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If you are an employer and would like to discuss Work Integrated Learning, please contact our team:

Phone+61 3 9919 4889

Email[email protected]

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