The Southern Cross Business School understands the importance of integrating classroom study with on-the-job experience and places a high value on the workplace component of our students' education.
Depending on the course structure, students studying the Bachelor of Business, Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Information Technology have the opportunity to complete a two-unit industry internship as part of their course. The internship comprises 260 hours (approximately 13 weeks) of work experience placement and is preferably completed in a student's final semester of study.
Benefits for students
- Paid or voluntary work experience
- Exposure to the job market
- Introduction to a professional network
- Opportunity to apply contemporary business theory and knowledge to workplace problems
- Build valuable 'hands-on' skills and experience, outside of the classroom
- Increased awareness of employer expectations
- Develop workplace competencies before entering the competitive job market
- Test career choices against the realities of the workplace.
How the program works
- Students have the flexibility to select their own industry internship placement with the assistance of the Internship Co-ordinator
- Internship applications are tailored to the needs of each business who have the opportunity to interview and select a suitable candidate
- The program is flexible and allows for short and long-term placements, depending on the student's and participating organisation's needs
- Students complete an average of 24 hours per week and 260 hours during a 12 to 13 week period
- Students are paid award wages but in some circumstances may accept a voluntary placement
- Organisations select and recruit students through traditional employee selection processes.
Skilled migration internship program - accounting
The Southern Cross Business School encourages international accounting graduates to participate in the Skilled Migration Internship Program: Accounting (SMIPA).
SMIPA is a professional year program approved by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC), available to overseas students who have an Australian accounting degree qualification as a result of at least two years' study in Australia.
Student Support Team
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Updated: 14 January 2013