Business placements in Australia
Australia offers the widest variety of Business placements from all our destinations.
Our Business placements in Australia also give you the chance to work in one of the world’s strongest economies and with no worries about language barrier.
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Your Business placement in Australia
The majority of our placements are in Sydney, but we are also able to arrange placements in Melbourne and Brisbane on request. Your placement will be tailored to your degree subject and preferences. If you are required to complete a university placement report you may be given time to work on this but it’s not guaranteed. Sometimes these projects must be done in your own time.
Business placements in Australia are available with a range of local businesses and can include roles in the following areas:
- Business development
- Communications and Social media management
- Event management
- Graphic/web design
- Human resource management
- Information Technology
- Management consultancy
- Marketing & Sales
- Public Relations
- Real Estate management
Who can join a business placement in Australia?
Business placements in Australia are available to students and recent graduates of Business-related degrees, such as:
- Business / Management
- Facility Management
- Film / TV
- Finance / Accounting
- Graphic Design
- Human Resources (HR)
- Logistics / Distribution
- Media & Entertainment
- Technology / Engineering / Electrical
If you have a different background then please email your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can check your eligibility.
We ensure your training experience in Australia is professionally managed.
You will have a local work supervisor who is your main daily contact for any queries you may have about your role. They will ensure your work schedule is prepared, and you will help with certain specific tasks which will help develop your personal skills.
If you work hard and impress your colleagues you may be offered opportunities you never expected. Participants can sometimes also be offered further work opportunities at the end of their placement.
You can either choose to live with a local Australian family or in your own rented apartment.
Some interns like the home comforts and support of a host family, especially while they’re settling into life in Australia. Other people prefer the independence of living in their own apartment or sharing with other interns. We can give advice about both options.
Orientations & staff support
You will receive an orientation on arrival and ongoing support from our in-country representatives in Sydney.
Our UK staff will be in frequent contact with you before your trip while we make all the arrangements for your placement in Australia. They will also keep in touch with you throughout your trip and are always available to talk and give advice and support on Skype, Whatsapp or by email.
If you join as part of your degree we will also communicate directly with your university Placement Office or Employability Office when necessary.
Health & safety
Your safety is our first priority.
We complete comprehensive checks before you arrive and if you join as part of your degree, we will help ensure that your university health and safety documents are checked and signed by your business placement in Australia.
This means your university is able to verify the work placement meets their criteria. We will work directly with your university on this.
Prices & what’s included
It’s important to be clear what you’ll pay and receive in return.
We charge a £200 Acceptance Fee to ensure your commitment to the programme. This is 100% refundable if we can’t arrange a suitable placement. For your bespoke Australia business placement, you will pay a Placement Fee of £1,600.
In addition to that you should budget for flights, visa, insurance, accommodation & food. Most students receive a monthly stipend which helps towards the cost of your accommodation & food and it’s fine to do your placement 4 days a week if you want to get a part-time job on the side to earn some extra cash 1 or 2 days a week.
If you would like advice on the best flights then we are happy to provide a quote. We will also assist you with your visa application.
Some universities provide insurance on a university insurance policy so it’s worth checking before buying your own.
Placement Year International arranges and pays for pre-departure support and support and advice throughout your stay in Australia, as well as 24-7 emergency assistance.
“I wanted to personally thank you for all the help you've given me the last few months, and for allowing me to have this fantastic opportunity.”
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