Get the experience you need.
The Work Readiness Program contains all the components you need to feel prepared for the real-world work environment. The Work Readiness Program offered by Outcome Academy (RTO No. 45564) has been specifically designed to enhance the employability of students and graduates. The program ensures every individual gains relevant and valuable work experience in their chosen field across a diverse range of Australian companies.
The program offers a nationally recognised unit of competency that provides the skills and knowledge required to work effectively in business environments. It includes identifying and working to organisational standards, managing workload and working as part of a team.
This learning content coupled with our 12-Week internship will allow you to walk away from the program with the experience you need to kick start your career.
About the program
The structure is a blended mode of self-directed online learning including knowledge information, case studies, and workplace activities.
Training and assessment are completed via a Learning Management System (LMS) and is supported by mandatory direct observation in the workplace completed during an individual’s internship.
Duration and Amount of Training
Expected duration for completion is 3-6 months, however students will have up to 12 months to complete if required. The duration time is calculated from when a student is provided with online access to the self-directed and online assessment activities.
The course comprises of:
– 5-10 hours online learning and assessment
– 12 week part time industry internship (2 days per week)
Upon successful completion of the program students should have the ability to identify the business context, work in a team and develop effective work habits.
Students who successfully complete the program will receive a Statement of Attainment for BSBOPS201 Work effectively in business environments and an Internship Completion Certificate.
What is an internship?
An internship is essentially a way to help a student transition from study to work. It is an incredibly powerful way for students and graduates to apply their learning and gain an understanding of what is needed in the working world.
Internships allow students and graduates to further develop their skills and provide valuable experience that will assist in gaining meaningful employment in their field of study.
If you are new to Australia and are looking for a job, an internship can provide you with local, relevant experience that can help you differentiate yourself from other applicants.
Why should I do an internship?
So your first question has got to be “Why should I do an internship?” The usual response is “because you will gain valuable experience” or “it will help you stand out amongst thousands of other grads with the same qualification” or “it will accelerate your skills development” or even that “it will provide real, relevant know-how to put on your resume.”
But the only really good reason is that it will significantly increase your chances of getting a job.
According to Monster.com, 85% of companies use internships to recruit for full-time roles. And isn’t that the point?
But it is true. An internship will also help you take a shortcut to success. It:
• Allows you to apply what you studied in university to a real workplace
• Develops your communication skills and confidence
• Gives you the chance to learn how a business works and provides access to hard-to-find opportunities
• Gives you an opportunity to trial the career you want
• Builds your professional business networks
• Provides the opportunity to gain references and endorsements
What type of internships do you offer?
We think that there are two different types of internships that are meaningful.
You can do a 12-week individual Internship which is usually 20 hours per week part-time if offered during a university semester, or full-time if offered during the holiday breaks.
Or you can do a 12-week group internship in a group that is usually between 10-20 hours per week part-time.
Both programs are offered either on-site or remotely – where you are located at home (anywhere in the world) working for a company.
But we won’t lie – not everyone is ready for an internship. At least, not for one of ours.
We pride ourselves on making sure that both parties (the intern and the company) are genuinely committed to each other. And that the internship assignment is a serious project that will benefit the company whilst allowing you to showcase your talents, skills and personality.
But if you’re not ready for that – don’t do it. There will be other opportunities down the track when you are ready.
In the meantime, maybe consider one of the group learnerships as a way of ‘shopping around’ the corporate supermarket.
How do internships work?
Just to be clear that we are all talking about the same thing, an internship is an opportunity offered by an employer to potential employees to work at a firm for a fixed period of time. Interns are usually undergraduates or students, and most internships last between a month and three months. Or so says the Oxford dictionary.
Ok. Now that we’ve got that out of the way, what is it really and how does it actually work.
There are two basic types of internships:
A 12-week individual internship
This is usually 20 hours per week part-time during a university semester or full-time during the holiday breaks.
A 12-week group internship
This is usually between 10 and 20 hours per week part-time.
Both internship types are offered on-site or remotely. The advantage of working remotely is being able to work from home for organisations anywhere in the world.
Internships work best when the candidate and the company are matched.
That’s our specialty.
We’ll make sure:
– You can showcase your talents
– You’ll be doing meaningful work
– Your internship will benefit the business
If you’re not ready to commit to serious work right now, this probably isn’t for you. When you are ready, however, we’re here and ready to help.
What should I expect in an interview?
Interviews can be daunting – particularly if you aren’t prepared. So our team will work with you to get you ready for even the toughest interview.
Your InternMatch consultant can help you get to the interview stage, but once you are in the interview – it is up to you.
The more prepared you are the better, so we have made a list of the questions you are most likely to be asked (and a few thoughts on how to answer them).
– What to expect in an interview
– Do your research
– Explaining why you want the job
Is the internship guaranteed?
Quite simply yes. We will work with you to find a suitable internship that contains elements of what you’re looking to do or the skills you’re expecting to develop.
Are the internships paid?
Depending on where you are looking to intern, globally, there are different rules and regulations. In Australia, Unpaid internships are legal only if they are part of a vocational placement as defined by the Fair Work Act 2009. Please see the Fair Work Australia website for more information on the rules around work experience and internships.
What does it cost?
The cost to do an internship with InternMatch depends on a number of different factors e.g. which country are you in, the length of the internship, the course you are studying, which university you are studying at, and do you want a Mentor but will be somewhere between A$1500 and A$2500.
A quick chat with one of our consultants will be able to provide you with an exact cost.
What is the Work Readiness Program?
Internships should always be attached to a Vocational Program to ensure that you are undertaking a compliant placement with an organisation. It is imperative that all internship placements are monitored to ensure that you are benefiting from the placement.
As such, you will be required to enrol in our Work Readiness Program and complete the nationally recognised unit of competency, BSBOPS201 Work effectively in business environments.
You will complete the Work Readiness Program through our Registered Training Organisation, Outcome Academy (RTO No. 45564).
The Program includes online learning and assessments, and workplace activities completed during your internship.
How long does it take to complete the Work Readiness Program?
On average, the learning content and Knowledge Assessments will take approximately 4 hours to complete.
Once you have completed the Knowledge Assessments, your dedicated InternMatch Placement Coordinator will contact you to start your internship placement process.
You will complete five assessments during your 12-week unpaid internship.
Students who successfully complete the program will receive a Statement of Attainment for BSBOPS201 Work effectively in business environments.
Once complete you will receive a unit of competency certificate for completing the program.