Australian business consultancy program

As part of 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 sizes and locations. During the program students will liaise with the organisation to understand the nature of the problem, their requirements and capabilities, before delivering them a final report and presentation of suggested strategies.

2020 schedule

Over T2 2020, this program will take place over 7 weeks. The program will start in week 1 of the trimester and will run during the mid-trimester break.

Trimester weeksDate Program weekActivities
Week 1 TBC 1 2hr Induction + 4-hour Session + Mentor Drop-in
Week 2 TBC 2 4-hour Session + Mentor Drop-in + Client Meeting
Week 3 TBC 3 4-hour Session + Mentor Drop-in
Week 4 TBC 4 4-hour Session + Mentor Drop-in
Week 5 TBC 5 4-hour Session + Mentor Drop-in
Trimester break TBC 6 Practice Presentations + Mentor Drop-in
Week 6 TBC 7 Pitch Day

The 4 hours session contains a combination of program tailored content and hands-on project work.
Note: the program also requires attendance to two 3-hour Masterclasses. Dates and times to be confirmed.

Who can apply?

This program is available to undergraduate and postgraduate students from the Faculty of Business and Law, who will take the experience under the following units:

  • Undergraduate: MWL316 Consultancy Experience
  • Postgraduate: MWL716 Consultancy Experience

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 speak with a Student Adviser if you are unsure; you can contact them on buslaw@deakin.edu.au or (03) 9244 6555.

How to apply

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Applications close Sunday 14 June.


Please contact the Work Integrated Learning (WIL) team at bl-wil@deakin.edu.au for any questions regarding your application.

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