Frequently Asked Questions

Refer to our FAQ below, and if you still have a question, reach out to our team

You will receive an email from InternMatch early June asking you to book in for your initial consultation. Check you spam and ensure you save our email digitaljobs@internmatch.io as a contact as we’ll be sending you a lot of important content over your journey.

Once you have booked in for your consultation, you will receive login information to the InternMatch platform. We will send you information and instruction videos on the platform, to help you to create your profile and record your InternMatch profile video.

It’s important your resume and LinkedIn are up to date, as prospective host companies will be looking at these when considering you for a placement. Access our resume template and attend our webinar to make sure your resume and LinkedIn are correct.

Our team works constantly to match candidates and businesses to ensure a suitable match for everyone. Candidates who are not placed within a reasonable time after completing their training are continued to be put forward between rounds and prioritised for placement during subsequent rounds.

Candidates will have the opportunity to put their preferences forward. Our team will do their best to work with candidates and businesses to ensure a suitable match for everyone. However, it a decision for the program’s host organisations as to which candidates they interview and employ.

If candidates have a particular organisation for which they would like to work, they are welcome to approach that organisation themselves, to seek a placement. If successful, that host organisation would be eligible for the program’s host subsidy.

Our team works constantly to match candidates and businesses to ensure a suitable match for everyone. Candidates who are not placed within a reasonable time after completing their training are continued to be put forward between rounds and prioritised for placement during subsequent rounds.

The key criteria looked at is your course of study and location. Beyond that, host organisations will have their own requirements.

The short answer is no, because the matching process is not an open job market. We match you to one or two opportunities at a time. If you get selected for an interview with both and they both want you then you can pick the best one. But in general you will only be offered one placement and if you choose not to accept that placement (unless there is a good reason) we do not guarantee to find you another placement.

If you would like to compare more offers, you may be interested in sourcing your own placement or job after completing the training course.

We will attempt to match you with a business in your nearest regional centre if you are not Melbourne Metro-based.

Finding suitable placements for everyone in each Round can take up to 3 months. While some placements will start on this date, others will take longer due to the different requirements, interviewing and onboarding processes of the business hosts

It will depend on the business hosting you in your digital role. You may be able to work on a part time basis over 6 months if your employer agrees. It also worth noting around 50% of our Round 1 candidates continued working with their host after completing their internship period.

You sure can. As long as you and the employer agree that the time you can devote to the placement is adequate to the role, and that overall you achieve the equivalent of 12 weeks full time, and finally that there is no conflict of interest between the roles.

The program has hundreds of host organisations registered across Victoria who are all at different stages in their hiring cycles. Some are currently hosting interns, some are actively seeking interns and some have indicated a desire to take future interns.

It’s a broad range of Victorian organisations. However, the participating companies may vary slightly from Round to Round.

It is a decision for the program’s host organisations as to which interns they extend or employ on an ongoing basis, and there is no obligation for the employer to offer you anything beyond the 12 weeks. The good news is that 49 per cent of interns in Round 1 were offered ongoing roles by their hosts.

If you consider that your placement is inappropriate for you, you are able to lodge a review with InternMatch who will determine if there are reasonable grounds to consider working with you to find a new placement opportunity.

Yes. Many of our candidates have chosen to delay the start of their placement to a future round due to challenges in their circumstances.

Further information regarding placement deferral process can be found in the Participant Guide.

Candidates will be employed directly by the host organisation. As such, candidates should expect to participate in a normal, competitive recruitment process to secure a placement with a host organisation. Regarding salary, candidates can seek to negotiate their placement salary with their host organisation, however the expectation of the program’s intern hosts is that they pay at least the award for the relevant sector. All host organisations receive a subsidy from the program of $5,000 per placement. The employer has to cover all other costs associated with the placement.

There is some flexibility with starting dates, however it also dictated by when the host organisation will be ready to commence the employment term. If candidates would like to defer to a later round of matching, this can be done through the process outlined in the Participant Guide.

If you’re having trouble loading your resume, video or filling out your profile on InternMatch, don’t worry – our team can help you in your Initial Consultation, or if you’re still having trouble after that session simply complete the contact form and we’ll be in-touch.

Yes, all webinars will be recorded and are available for access on the same page as you register (https://internmatch.io/webinars-and-recordings/)

It’s okay and to be expected that there will be different backgrounds on your resume compared to the field you are entering. There will be so many fantastic transferable skills throughout your career and we want to show that to your potential host companies. Our team will assist you with this during your initial consultation, and if we think you need more assistance, we will pop you into a 1 on 1 session.

 For the Digital Jobs program, all placements are paid the appropriate entry-level wage for the role.

You sure can. We understand that life happens, and we are happy to work with you on an individual basis. Speak to your MatchMaker and let them know your needs early on.

You sure can. Provide key details of the placement to your MatchMaker:

  • Company
  • Contact person
  • Email, phone
  • Details of opportunity

We’ll look after the rest of the details. Note: It’s important the placement goes through InternMatch to ensure we can verify the company and their eligibility for the Government grant

You sure can. We will work with you and your needs on an individual basis. Flag this with your MatchMaker so they understand your needs early on. Part time may mean an extended placement schedule for you (i.e. 4 days over 15 weeks).

Each placement has a specified Host Company representative who will train you, look after you and provide you with feedback throughout the placement. If you are having issues or don’t understand your role at any time, contact your MatchMaker. We will send you lots of great content, help sheets and invitations to webinars to support you throughout your placement journey

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Contact our team if you still have further questions