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Industry placements

As a Curtin student, you’ll benefit from our global reputation for strong industry connections and commitment to producing career-ready graduates.

A male and female student standing in front of the Curtin medical centre that is being built

We’re the number one university for graduate outcomes in Western Australia, according to the Good Universities Guide 2020. Our embedded industry learning will help you stand out from the crowd, to meet the needs of the 75 per cent of Australian employers who require applicants to have workplace experience.*

Career support

We can help you find part-time work to support you while you’re studying. We also offer career planning services to identify further study or career options, while our Global Careers service can connect you with employers around the world.

Explore options

Curtin student, Emma Potter in a paramedic uniform, patting a dog

Emma Potter, Bachelor of Science (Paramedicine)

I worked as an ambulance officer full-time during my second and third year at Curtin. By the end of my degree I was more than job-ready as I already had hundreds of hours of experience.

Curtin student Dean Bussanich leaning against a colourful wall, looking at camera and smiling

Dean Bussanich, Bachelor of Commerce (Management and Marketing)

My internship showed me the real world of marketing. It was rewarding to arrange promotions using techniques I had learned in university. The best part was being offered a job at the end of my placement.

Internships

Industry placements are offered in many degrees, so you can gain professional work experience while you study. Depending on your course, you could intern with one of Curtin’s many industry partners, including BHP, the Fremantle Football Club and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia. We can help you gain work experience in local or national businesses, undertake a healthcare clinical placement or take a practicum in a school.

Work-integrated learning

Experiential learning is highly valued by employers. You will benefit from Curtin’s strong links to business and industry, working on real projects and research initiatives, and attending events and networking opportunities. You could visit industrial sites or plants, complete real projects in collaboration with industry, participate in laboratory work or go on field trips.

Practical learning

Access to leadership programs, specialist facilities and placements provide opportunities to gain practical skills, broaden your career prospects and get a competitive edge in the job market.

You’ll learn practical and transferable skills that can be applied to a range of workplaces. You’ll build your interpersonal abilities and can get involved in the community.

*Australian Government, Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business