Law and Business
The Peter Faber Business School places great importance on providing valuable practical experience through two industry field placements. These placements form part of all degree programs for undergraduate business students ensuring they are job-ready upon graduation.
Community engagement: Building strengths and capabilities
Volunteer commitment: Up to 15 days or 105 hours
When: Second year of undergraduate degree
Credit points: 10 (core unit)
In addition to providing first-hand experience of the basics of business operations, the program provides students with a deeper understanding of the contributions of social enterprises to the economy. It also provides valuable experience in the provision of services through a not-for-profit organisation.
Students undertaking this course develop basic professional skills, knowledge of social enterprise models, learn about the role of social entrepreneurs in creating social change and deepen their understanding of the world around them.
Professional experience internship
Internship commitment: 20 days or 140 hours
When: Third year, second semester of undergraduate degree.
Credit points: 10 (elective unit)
This second experiential program provides students with valuable professional experience/internship in arm that matches their chosen major area of study in a real-world environment.
Benefits for the students are that they gain hands-on industry experience, learn discipline-specific skills and gain a better understanding of how to apply what they have learnt into practice.
A recent study showed 94% of our intern students were offered paid positions with their placement company after completing the professional experience program.
Read about Work Integrated Learning Business Projects - two groups of international ACU students who recently worked with NSW government departments in consulting projects and received glowing results.