Depending on your course, our workplace training programs offer a range of opportunities that will give you invaluable skills and allow you to build your confidence and gain vital career experience by the time you graduate. Our workplace training programs can also count towards your degree. At Swinburne, we are dedicated to providing equal opportunity for all. If you have a disability or ongoing health issue and are undertaking a work placement, we offer a variety of support servicesWe’ll work with you and your host organisation to help balance your learning needs to ensure reasonable adjustments are made to enable you to undertake tasks and participate in the same capacity as others, as per the Equal Opportunity Act (2010).

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    Professional degrees

    Gain the advantage with degrees that incorporate a 12-month full-time professional placement with a leading organisation.

  • Placements

    A 6- or 12-month placement is your opportunity to apply all that you've learnt while studying at Swinburne and immerse yourself in an industry relevant to your studies.

  • Internships

    Expand your knowledge, develop your skills, engage with industry professionals in the workplace and earn credit towards your degree with an internship.

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    Industry-linked projects

    Take on a real-life industry or community project for one semester. Team-based challenges may include competitions, research projects or internal briefs, and are guided by real industry professionals.

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    Accreditation placements

    Accreditation placements are compulsory in many degrees and offer you the opportunity to learn within a great organisation and build valuable experience.

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    Industry study tours

    Discover the way the world works. Our industry study tours are designed to develop your work capabilities and give you international exposure to your field.

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Find out where other Swinburne students chose to work during their professional placements and discover how the amazing opportunity has provided them with the hands-on experience and skills to kick-start their careers.

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Looking to employ a Swinburne student?

Our placement students can offer your business more than just a helping hand. Gain new and fresh perspectives, increase productivity and help your team reach its goals — all while offering great learning experiences for our students in the law, education, health and engineering industries.

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