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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.

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 you do an internship?

It will significantly increase your chances of getting a job!

An internship:

  • 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 try the career you want
  • Builds your professional business networks
  • Provides the opportunity to gain references and endorsements
Is the internship guaranteed?

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.

 

What is the duration of an internship?

Our internship programs can span from as little as 5 weeks to 6 months depending on the kind of program requirements of any particular intern. Interns can also work which can be anywhere from 3 to 5 days per week.

Who can do an internship?

Anyone!

Just make sure it’s through a university or registered organisation like Outcome Academy.

 

What type of internships do you offer?

We think that there are two primary types of internships that are meaningful:

 

  • A 12-week individual Internship that usually requires 20 hours per week part-time if offered during a university semester. These internships can be full-time if offered during the holiday breaks.

 

  • A 12-week group internship in a group that usually requires 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.

Will I get paid?

Internships can either be paid or unpaid. 

Paid internships typically provide the intern with a salary or stipend for their work, while unpaid internships do not provide any form of compensation.

Depending on your company’s geographical location, employers and internship programs are legally required to pay interns at least minimum wage. Some also offer a compensation package including benefits like health insurance, vacation days, etc.

The laws regarding unpaid internships vary by country and by state, with some jurisdictions having stricter requirements for when an internship must be paid. In the United States, for example, an intern must be paid at least minimum wage if the internship is for the benefit of the employer and the intern is not receiving academic credit for the internship. 

When you engage in our program, we will help you understand whether your internship will be a paid opportunity.

Will I get a job at the end of my internship?

Many companies choose to hire interns after their internship period has ended. Your host company has had the opportunity to evaluate your skills, work ethic and fit within the company. 

Make the most of your opportunity! 

But, it is important to note that while internships are designed to provide students or recent graduates with work experience, they are not a guarantee of employment. Employers should always follow their standard hiring procedures and should not make any promises of employment during the internship period.

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What is the Career Changers Program?

The Victorian Government’s Digital Jobs program is building the state’s digital workforce by training and upskilling mid-career Victorians to transition into digital careers.

The program is helping up to 5,000 mid-career Victorians complete 12 weeks of industry-backed training. Participants also have the opportunity to apply their new digital skills in a 12-week digital job placement with a Victorian business.

How do I apply for the Career Changers Program?

Digital Jobs work placement opportunities are advertised through the InternMatch platform.

You must successfully complete your 12-week training course to be eligible to undertake a Digital Jobs work placement.  The 12-week work placement opportunities offered through the program are typically entry-level roles paid at the minimum wage.  You will be able to nominate for placements that interest you and if shortlisted, may be invited for an interview with the employer.

 

Not all participants are looking for a work placement.  Digital Jobs also provides a suite of employability resources including workshops, career coaching, technical mentoring and online training to support participants applying for digital jobs that are more widely available.

What type of industries do you offer?
  • AI/Machine learning
  • Cloud computing
  • Cyber security
  • Data analytics
  • Digital marketing
  • Product management
  • Project (agile) management
  • IT support
  • Web development
  • User Experience (UX)/ User Interface (UI)
  • Software development/Programming
  • SAP finance fundamentals (S/4HANA)
  • Customer Relationship Management (CRM) using Salesforce
What do you provide?
  • 1:1 Technical mentoring sessions
  • 1:1 Resume Coaching
  • Employability webinars
  • Access to entry-level work placement 
  • Access to the Digital Jobs Hub
  • Access to the InternMatch platform 
How much does it cost?

The program is fully funded by the Victorian Government, so there’s no cost to apply or participate in the program.

How do I know if I’m eligible?
  • You must be a Victorian resident
  • You must be an Australian citizen, or permanent resident, or have a valid visa to allow you to live, work and study without restriction in Australia for at least the next 12 months (certain visa types are ineligible; for example, student visa holders – subclass 500 – are not eligible for this program)*
  • You must be over 30 years of age with five+ years of work experience; OR 10+ years of work experience if you are 30 years or under (years in total; not necessarily consecutively)
  • Have not previously undertaken Digital Jobs training beyond week 1

 

You will need to be comfortable conversing and writing in English. Familiarity with Microsoft Office is also required; common tasks like carrying out computer updates and using collaboration tools will help you succeed. You should be able to confidently navigate the internet and use online services.

 

* Visa conditions are subject to change by the Australian Border Force at any time which may regrettably impact on your application. Please review the conditions of your visa carefully before making an application.

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