Peter Faber Business School professional experience

We understand that experiencing life beyond the classroom gives you a competitive edge. That’s why we offer an industry field placement plus a community service volunteering placement for all our business undergraduates, so you can maximise your career opportunities.

Practical experience and employability skills

As an ACU business student, you’ll complete 105 hours of real-world experience in your chosen field of study and gain 10 credit points towards your academic studies. You can work directly with a variety of organisations in areas such as accounting, finance, marketing, management, human resources, IT, event management and occupational health, safety and environment.

The world of business is highly competitive and complex, and functions are undertaken within a rapidly changing global and technological environment. This practical unit will provide you with the opportunity to prepare for the future world of work and build your employability skills. Our professional experience program fosters an entrepreneurial mindset, innovation, communication and project management skills.

Business work integrated learning experiences:

  • internship placements
  • WIL projects
  • virtual internships
  • networking events
  • domestic and international study tours
  • Highered – global internships
  • Collaborate Plus – ACU’s business incubator

When you study business and IT at ACU, you’ll graduate ready to launch your career. Our Future Ready program is designed to build each of the elements of your personal brand: your professional identity; experience; job-ready skills; and networks.

Download Future Ready Guidebook (PDF, 3.7MB)

Our partners

  • Adecco
  • Australian Workforce Recruitment
  • Brisbane City Council
  • Practera
  • Live Melbourne
  • BUPA
  • Ozcare
  • Reach4 Group
  • North Sydney Innovation Network (NSIN)
  • Brisbane Paralympic Football program (BPFP)
  • SeaRoad Holdings
  • Impact for Women
  • Busy Bee Early learning Centre.
Peter Faber Business School professional experience


From your second year of study

Work Placement commitment

You work with an organisation for 105 hours or approximately 3 weeks.

Unit and credit points

BIPX301 is one of the Professional placement capstone unit which is worth 10 credit points.

Peter Faber Business School professional experience

Study Tours

International study tours prepare future business leaders to embrace globalisation. You’ll learn about the challenges faced by communities, form connections worldwide and use this experience as a resume builder for future employment. Recent study tours include University of San Diego Social Innovation Challenge, Beijing Entrepreneurship competition, New Colomno Plan study tours to Philippines and Malaysia, Law Pro Bono study tour to Surabaya (Indonesia), European Union business immersion (UK Brexit), Brussels Gent University, annual Rome study tours and Silicone Valley entrepreneurial study tour.”

Study abroad

Collaborate Plus

You may decide to undertake your internship in a government, corporate, small business or not-for-profit organisation. You may also take on a project-based internship, developing your own start-up through our business incubator, Collaborate Plus in Sydney. Collaborate Plus is the place to turn your big dream into a reality.

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Student success stories

Mikaella Athanas
“As part of my professional internship I gained valuable experience with Doltone House covering many HR areas from organising interviews, visa and background checks through to organising starter packs for new employees. I really appreciated being able to put into practice what I had learned at uni…. And the best part was that at the end of the internship Doltone House offered me a graduate position.”
Mikaella Athanas
Bachelor of Commerce (Human Resource Management)
“The opportunity to undertake a placement during my studies has enhanced my knowledge and experience in so many ways. Typically, being in a class room you learn the theory but, in many cases, you don’t know how to apply the knowledge or when. The opportunity to complete a placement whilst studying has allowed me to understand the concepts of work-life-balance and industrial knowledge. Receiving guidance by those who directly work in the industry, I experienced unexpected and unplanned situations; be it complex, basic or hindering stress. Without this placement, I do not think that I would be where I am today with my improvement in business skills, personal qualities and knowledge.”
Alexander Aloschi-Hopfner
Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing and Management)

“In my role as Project Manager with a group of fellow students, I recently undertook a virtual professional experience project unit for CASSE Australia, an organisation that works to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children at risk.

I developed leadership skills and experienced what it was like to work with a team. Additionally, I improved my problem-solving skills by watching and listening to my group’s ideas and opinions and thinking about different approaches to solutions. Ultimately, this project opened my eyes to new and different ways of thinking, and I gained new skills that will be beneficial for when I enter the workforce.”

Holly Huljak
Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing)

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