Internships provide students with the opportunity to gain valuable 'hands-on' skills and experience, acquire greater awareness of employer expectations, develop workplace competencies and experience, and test career choices against the realities of the workplace.
A Work Integrated Learning (WIL) program, which consists of one workplace preparation unit and four internship units, is a major strength of our degrees. The industry internship is a capstone component which requires students to complete a work placement within an industry sector relevant to their degree. These placements ensure that graduates are well prepared for the employment opportunities in their chosen industries and that they are able to meet the challenges facing today's professionals in a practical environment.
As part of their WIL program, tourism and event management students generally complete 14 weeks of full-time internship, dependent on their course and industry requirements. Strong internship partnerships have been developed with industry during the past 20 years. Students seek internship placements in all aspects of the industry, including the areas of conferences, events, sport management, finance and accounting, human resources, hotels and resorts, marketing, tourism planning and research.
Business and IT internships
Business and IT internship positions vary depending on each student's discipline area, placement firm size and industry. Recent roles undertaken by internship students include marketing assistant, HR officer, accountant, software quality assurance coordinator, IT support officer, network support officer, software development and various other management and IT roles in private and government sectors.
While ultimate responsibility for finding an internship placement rests with the student, the dedicated and award winning WIL team offers a variety of professional support services to students and industry.