Work experience while you study

Our work integrated learning programs give you essential job-ready skills and experiences as part of your degree. Whether its undertaking pro bono professional legal experience or gaining valuable on-the-job work placements through our community engagement and business internship programs, we help you to launch your career before you graduate. And by taking part in WIL activities you’ll gain valuable experience and receive 10-20 credit points towards your degree.

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What is work integrated learning?

Work integrated learning (WIL) is an important part of your education. WIL provides you with the opportunity to apply the theory and skills you’ve developed in the classroom in real-world business or legal settings. Industry engagement is also an integral aspect of WIL and is embedded in all our law and business programs. Our WIL program gives you a competitive edge by equipping you with the work-ready skills highly sought after by employers.

WIL experiences on offer

  • Placements: work in industry, legal, professional or community organisations.
  • Simulations: practice your skills in a simulated workplace setting, on or off campus, such as business interviewing, negotiating or mooting.
  • Assessment activities: our assessment activities are designed to simulate the practical work undertaken in business and legal workplaces.
  • WIL projects: collaborate with industry, community and government departments to undertake research projects with industry partners.
  • International study tours: take part in an individual or group overseas study tour to experience different workplace cultures. You’ll meet with government, private and community organisations and take part in volunteering, community service, pro bono work or project-based activities.
  • Networking events: gain direct access to industry guest speakers, barristers, judges and business leaders to grow your professional networking skills.

Business experience

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Community engagement

When you study business with us, you’ll learn more than just facts and figures. You’ll learn business practices that contribute to the common good. As part of your degree you’ll work and interact with vulnerable clients through our Community Engagement: Building Strengths and Capabilities unit. By applying your skills to a community group you’ll gain valuable on-the-ground experience and the opportunity for personal growth.

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You may even have the chance to travel to Rome to take part in community engagement experiences.

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Professional experience

Gain practical experience and prepare for the future of work in your chosen profession. The Peter Faber Business School Professional Experience unit gives you the opportunity to work with a variety of corporate, government and not-for-profit organisations in fields such as accounting, marketing, IT, management, human resources and finance. You will also develop a portfolio, and hone your resume and interviewing skills.

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Law experience

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Pro bono legal practice

As part of your legal studies you will take part in pro bono legal services. This service will give you an unrivalled opportunity to experience and reflect upon the practice of law in a real-world setting. You’ll work with some of the community’s most disadvantaged, making a positive contribution to individuals and their families, as well as gaining valuable work experience.

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