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 real industry clients to identify, understand and attempt to resolve their business problem.

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?

This unit requires students to apply for a pre-approved faculty or university program.

Upon a successful application, students will be enrolled by the WIL team in either MWL316 or MWL716 for the relevant trimester.

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

The ABC program is an academically guided WIL experience. Students will work in small consultancy teams of 4-5 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, team meetings and mentor sessions with the academic program leader. You will also have three opportunities to meet with your client: initial interview, mid-project review and final presentation day.

The ABC program runs in the first 6 weeks of trimester, with a compulsory induction session during orientation week.

2023 program offerings:

T1 2023: Burwood Campus, Tuesdays 10am-2pm
T2 2023:
Burwood Campus, TBA
T3 2023: Online, TBA

Applications for T1 2023 are now open.

Please click here to submit your application for the ABC Program online via UniHUB.

Business Development Clinic

The Business Development Clinic matches student consulting groups with a small to medium sized business to grow their profitability, using the 7-Levers of Business Framework developed by renowned entrepreneur, award-winning author, marketer, and Professor of Practice, Pete Williams.

Each week participants will be engaged in a combination of program tailored content, hands-on project work, team meetings and mentor sessions with Pete.

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.

2023 program offerings:

T1 2023: Waterfront Campus, weeks 2-7, Fridays 11am-3pm
T2 2023: Online Business Development Clinic+ evening program, TBA
T3 2023: Burwood Campus, week 1-6

Applications for T1 2023 are now open.

Please click here to submit your application for the Business Development Clinic online via UniHUB.

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 contact Student Central if you are unsure.

Key dates and FAQs

  • T1 applications open 9 January 2023 and close 5 February 2023.
  • T2 applications open 8 May 2023 and close 11 June 2023.
  • T3 applications open 4 September 2023 and close 8 October 2023.

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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