Industry experience

The most effective way of increasing employability is gaining experience in industry while you study. Not only will you strengthen key skills, you will gain valuable industry insight that will assist with exploring your career options and planning.

Industry Placement Program

Make a genuine investment through our highly successful scholarship placement program and reap the benefits of having early access to our future graduates in your workplace. We would love to talk with you about projects that would suit a student studying in one of the following areas:

  • Arts
  • Business
  • Commerce
  • Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Science

For more information about the program and contacts, please go to our Industry Placement Program site.

Career Accelerate Program

The Career Accelerate Program (CAP), is a professional development program that assists students in developing employability skills. CAP is available to all FedUni students and is a compulsory component of the Industry Placement Program.

CAP encompasses topics such as:

  • Understanding yourself and others as professionals.
  • Values exploration and skills assessment.
  • Workplace rights and responsibilities.
  • Career assessment and development.
  • Cover letter, resume and LinkedIn.

For more information please contact the Student Development and Employability team on 53279910 or email

Work integrated learning

Work integrated learning includes mandatory clinical placements for students undertaking studies in nursing, midwifery, paramedicine, clinical psychology, clinical exercise physiology and social work. It is also a requirement for students enrolled in education programs and provides a strong foundation towards their chosen careers in teaching. It provides all students with the essential links between theory and practice.

Elective courses are also available across a range of degree programs:

Vacation work programs

This is degree-related work, usually with large organisations that also run graduate employment programs. Vacation programs are typically undertaken at the end of the second year during summer or winter university vacation periods. Opportunities are available for a wide range of disciplines including business, IT, science, engineering, and social sciences and are usually very competitive.

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