Australian Business Consultancy Program

What is the ABC program?

Students will work in small consultancy teams to explore and develop a strategy in response to a specific business problem. The problem will be provided by Australian organisations from a range of sectors, sizes and locations.

Each week students will be engaged in a combination of program tailored content, hands-on project work, independent and team meetings, and mentor sessions with the program leader. You will also have three opportunities to liaise with your client (initial interview, mid-project review and final presentation/pitch day).

Under the guidance and supervision of an industry program leader, students will liaise with the organisation to understand the nature of the problem, their requirements and capabilities. The consultancy teams will work together to develop and deliver their assigned organisation a final report and presentation of suggested strategies.

Who can apply?

This program is available for credit to undergraduate and postgraduate students across all faculties and campuses, who are eligible to use a WIL unit towards their degree.

Program enrolment

Successful students are eligible to undertake this for 1 credit point and are required to enrol in:

It is your responsibility to ensure that taking a WIL unit contributes towards your course requirements, and will not prevent you from meeting your course rules. Please contact Student Central if you are unsure.

How to apply?

Applications for T3 2022 are now closed.

Please email the WIL team at if you have any questions or issues about your application.

Program schedule

Experience working with an Australian organisation on a current problem their business is facing. As part of a student consulting team, you will explore and develop a strategy in response to your client’s business problem. Recent clients have included known organisations such as Golf Australia, TEAC and Yarra Valley Railway.

Dates: T3 Weeks 1-6, Tuesdays, 3 contact hours per week
Location: Deakin Burwood Campus
Unit: MWL316 or MWL716 Consultancy Experience

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