Business Development Clinic

What is the Business Development Clinic?

Students will work in consultancy teams to work with a small to medium sized business to grow their profitability, using the 7-Levers of Business Framework.

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 renowned entrepreneur, award-winning author, marketer, and Professor of Practice Pete Williams.

You will have the opportunity to liaise with the client on a regular basis to understand the nature of their business, the market they are operating in and how you can improve their profitability. The consultancy teams will work together to develop and deliver their assigned organisation a final report and presentation of suggested strategies.

This program will be run online and students are expected to attend live sessions virtually.

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

BDC Program Manager and Creator of the 7-Levers of Business Framework, Pete Williams will teach you the fundamentals of this framework. As a consultant you will apply this framework to your assigned client organisation and deliver strategies to increase their business profits.

Trimester 3 dates: Week 1-6, 4 contact hours per week
Location: Online
Unit: MWL316 or MWL716 Consultancy Experience

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