Consultancy Experience

What is Consultancy Experience?

Consultancy Experience provides students with an authentic experience of working as a consultant, students develop their skills in liaising with external stakeholders in order to identify, understand and attempt to resolve real-world business problems.Students will develop an understanding of the processes and skills required to be a consultant in a business environment. By undertaking this unit, students will practice ethical behaviour and develop their problem solving, self-management and interpersonal skills.

Who can apply?

Consultancy Experience is available to undergraduate and postgraduate students, who are eligible use a WIL unit towards their degree.

This unit requires students to apply for a pre-approved faculty or university program. On successful application, students will be enrolled in either MWL316 or MWL716 by the WIL team.

Students cannot self-enrol in this unit and must apply the trimester before.

Please see approved programs below for further details and how to apply.

Approved programs

Australian Business Consultancy (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.

2022 program offerings: T1, T2, T3

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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.

2022 program offerings: T1, T2, T3

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Unit details and eligibility

Please visit the University Handbook for further unit information and key trimester dates.

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.

Key dates and FAQs

This unit is available in all three trimesters. Please be aware that not every program will run each trimester.

Frequently-asked questions

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