Internships, work experience and mentoring

Degree-related work experience can help you to practice and develop professional skills under supervision in the workplace.

Internships

An internship is an opportunity to practice and develop professional skills under supervision in the workplace. Internships are for fixed periods of time and may be referred to as vacation programs.

Internships are generally paid. Under the Fair Work Act, an internship needs to be paid unless it is:

  • With a not-for-profit organisation
  • A ‘vocational placement’ as defined in the Fair Work Act (2009) as a required and / or assessable part of your course (as with an internship subject)

With paid internships, the employer would normally provide insurance cover. The University will only provide insurance cover if the internship is an assessable part of your course.

Other work experience

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