Peter Faber Business School professional experience

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

Peter Faber Business School professional experience

Real world experience

The world of business is highly competitive, complex and functions are undertaken within a rapidly changing global and technological environment. This practical unit will provide students with the opportunity to prepare for the future world of work.

Our professional experience program fosters entrepreneurial mindset, innovation, communication and project management skills.

Job ready

Our students graduate job-ready. As well as taking part in real-world professional placements, you will undertake a skills audit and gap analysis. We then work with you to develop an action and implementation plan to address any skills and knowledge gaps you may have before graduation.

Peter Faber Business School professional experience

Our partners

Students have completed their professional placement with organisations such as:

  • Australian Workforce Recruitment
  • Cisco
  • Advertising Advantage
  • Vic Roads
  • Orange Digital
  • StartSomeGood
  • 6 AM Agency
  • Benefit Cosmetics
  • Altitude Minds
  • BCP Home Loans
  • LongView Real Estate
  • Doltone House
  • Platinum Accounting

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, NCP study tours to Philippines and Malaysia, EU Business immersion (UK Brexit), Brussels Gent University, annual Rome study tours and Silicone Valley entrepreneurial study tour.

Study abroad

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)

Practical experience and real skills

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

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.

Peter Faber Business School professional experience


In your third year of study.

Volunteer commitment

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

Credit points

This elective unit is worth 10 credit points.

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