Work integrated learning

Graduate with business experience through work integrated learning opportunities. Work integrated learning is part of every business course and involves authentic activities that allow you to apply and hone your growing business knowledge. These experiences combine coursework and assessment, with practical application in real-world settings.


You can add a work integrated learning experience to your course as an elective usually in the form of an internship with a workplace relevant to your major.

Workplace projects

Whilst collaborating with other students and with coaching from our academics, you could have the opportunity to respond to a current business challenge for an organisation.

International experiences

Participate in a study tour as a work integrated learning experience and receive academic credit.

Previous students have visited leading digital agencies in Hong Kong and Singapore, visited Europe to see behind the scenes in marketing some of the world's greatest brands, whilst other students have visited and collaborated with human resource management students from the University of Minnesota.

Capstone unit

Our Bachelor of Business includes the Real World Ready - Business Capstone unit which will give you a platform to develop and refine professional skills in your field of interest. You'll be guided by academics and industry coaches to apply your discipline knowledge and skills in the workplace.

Real professional experiences

Hear from Rachel who undertook a work integrated program placement with leading Brisbane creative agency, Rowland.

'One of the best parts of this experience has been having a mentor that constantly provides me feedback and works with me.'

Corporate Partners in Excellence scholarship program

Our Corporate Partners in Excellence scholarship program (CPIE) gives students who have an excellent academic record and demonstrated leadership potential the opportunity to boost their studies with two 15-week, high-quality industry, commerce or government internships. The CPIE scholarship program will allow you to work with other talented students, and will provide you with opportunities to network and develop your leadership abilities. This scholarship program is open to Australian students.

As a CPIE scholarship recipient, you'll benefit from:

  • generous financial support
  • a career head start as you develop contacts with prominent employers
  • significant career experience in your field of study.

Explore the Corporate Partners in Excellence

'QUT's CPIE scholarship program lit the pathway to my professional career.'
Holly Lister, CPIE scholarship recipient