Work-integrated learning

Choose from business internships, community volunteering or workplace opportunities within Australia and gain credit towards your degree. You'll get first-rate experience in your profession and the skills to help you succeed in your career.

Business internships

Get out of the classroom and experience real-world business practice first hand. You'll also get to network with professionals in the field you're interested in.

The program:

  • helps you apply academic learning in the workplace
  • polishes the skills and attributes needed for success
  • improves your work readiness and general business skills to help with future employment opportunities
  • provides assistance to not-for-profit organisations that wouldn't otherwise be supported in this way
  • develops your professional work practices and networks.

Community-based volunteering

Get a hands-on approach to learning by taking on an unpaid placement in a not-for-profit, community organisation. Choose to volunteer locally at a nearby hospital or travel overseas to somewhere like Kathmandu to work with the Tilganga Eye Centre.

Community based volunteering helps you:

  • give support to organisations that can help people locally and abroad
  • develop citizenship, general employability skills and graduate attributes that enhance your future employment opportunities
  • appreciate the impact of your role in society.

Deakin gives you exciting and up-to-date training in analytical thinking that can be used across a wide range of occupations.

Pasquale Sgro

Head of the Department of Economics

Industry-based learning

Get involved with these full-time, intensive placements to help shape your career. You can choose a 3, 6 or 12 month paid placement, where you'll get roughly 80 per cent of a graduate salary.

The program helps you:

  • develop the professional skills you'll need in your career
  • develop your professional work practices and networks
  • secure an opportunity in the government or non-government sector – from local companies to international businesses.
Work-integrated learning in business and law

Work-integrated learning in business and law

Work experience can make all the difference when you graduate and are applying for jobs. Work-integrated learning in the Faculty of Business and Law at Deakin is an opportunity for students to gain work experience and credit towards your degree.

Work-based learning

This initiative lets you tackle a business problem where you currently work and:

  • enhances your academic learning in the workplace
  • gives employers access to the latest in academic knowledge and skills through their employee
  • develops your sense of citizenship, knowledge and skills to succeed in a professional setting.

I was able to experience the reality of working in the field which has lead to a full-time position in real estate.

Katarina Djordjic

Bachelor of Property and Real Estate, Business Internship: Stockdale & Leggo Blackburn

Gain credit towards our internationally renowned MBA

Gain two credits towards your course by taking part in a significant workplace-based project – locally or overseas – within a business, government department, professional association or charitable organisation.

You'll get to apply the professional and academic skills developed through your studies and showcase your research, analysis, consultancy and presentation skills.