FAQ

Below you will find a list of common questions and answers

  • What is an Internship?
    • An internship is essentially a job that helps a student transition from study to work. An internship is an incredibly powerful way for students and graduates to apply their learning, and understand what is needed in the working world.  Internships allow students and graduates to further develop their skills as well as provide them with valuable experience that will assist in gaining meaningful employment in the field of your study. Especially 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?
    • Internships are the best way to expose you to Australian workplaces and workplace culture. University gives you skills and knowledge, but does not give you the opportunity to use these in reality. Internships give you practical experience and can often lead to secure employment.

      The reality is that most businesses want to hire people who already have some sort of professional experience. So the challenge is getting that first opportunity. Well, internships are the perfect way for you to gain that first crucial stint in your profession that will improve your employability potential dramatically. This includes the high number of interns that end up in full time positions with their internship host company.

  • Are internships paid or unpaid?
    • Unpaid internships are legal in Australia only if they are part of a vocational placement as defined by the Fair Work Act 2009. See Fair Work Ombudsman Website for more information on the rules around work experience and internships.

  • Are scholarships available for courses that contain Unpaid Internships?
    • Yes. Many companies offer full or part scholarships to assist in payment of courses that contain internships.

      The availability of a scholarship will be listed as part of the internship details in InternMatch.

  • Who can apply for an Internship?
    • Anyone can apply for an Internship. Young or old, student or graduate, local or international can apply for an Internship, especially if they are Paid Internships.

      But only those that are part of a vocational program, as defined by the Fair Work Act 2009, can apply for an Unpaid Internship.

      Also, you must have a valid visa of more than 6 months before starting the Internship Program that allows you to do both components: The online course and workshops (it can take between 6 or 8 weeks) and the internship (12 weeks, generally).

  • How long is an internship?
    • Internships usually run for 3 months (12 weeks), but do vary. Internships can be as little as 1 to 2 months, or as long as 6 months. 6-month internships are usually paid internships.

      Internship may have an hourly component as well as a time period component, depending on the vocational course. Some may require a minimum of 240 hours, which is usually for 3 days per week x eight hours per day (approx. 24 hours per week). This allows 4 days for interns to continue studying. This should allow plenty of time to achieve your program objectives.

  • Benefits of the Internship Program?
    • As part of Outcome.Life, and becoming part of our community, we offer the following services:

      1. Coaching on the best type of internship for you
      2. Preparing you for interviews and the work culture
      3. Access to our network of start-ups
      4. Discounts to events, seminars and lunches with inspirational guest speakers
      5. Support to make sure your objectives are being met during the Internship.
      6. Assistance in getting a job at the end of your internship
      7. Connect you into our community of professionals, employers, businesses and alumni
      8. Training on particular programming languages or accounting software.
  • How do I get started?
    • There are three simple requirements to get started into our Internship Program:

      1. Choose the type of internship you would like to do.
      2. Your visa has to be valid for more than 6 months.
      3. Booking the initial meeting with one of our Placement Consultants. You just have to bring 2 copies of your CV to the meeting.
      4. Register onto our Internship Platform to

      If you have any questions call us on 03 8899 7424 or drop into our co-working space Outcome Hub at 17 Hardware Lane, Melbourne-3000. We are here to help you transition from study to meaningful employment.

  • Do you guarantee a permanent role after doing an Internship?
    • We do not guarantee the interns a permanent role after they finish the internship. We facilitate internship placements for people who have recently moved to Australia with the intention that it turns into ongoing employment. We believe that doing an internship can dramatically increase the chances of getting a real paid job as it can differentiate the intern in a competitive graduate market.

      About a third of students get offer a permanent job in the same host company where they do the internship.

      Until now we have helped over 2,800 international students start their careers through an Internship.

  • What should I do if I am allow to do an Internship for course credit?
    • If you are planning to do an internship for credit points, do you have the university documents? Once you have the documents, I can assign you to talk with one of our Placement Consultants who is going to explain you more about the Internship Program and the available opportunities we have that might interest you

  • Why it is recommended to do an Internship in the last semester of your University/Institute course?
    • A lot of the time, students get really excited about contributing to the workforce, they do really well in internships and would

  • Does the Internship Program includes fees?
    • In order to do an Internship in Australia you must be enrolled in a course and that will incur fees. The cost will depend on if you are enrolled in a course that allows you to do an unpaid internship for course credit or not.

  • How can you contact us?
    • If you are interested in getting more information about our Internship Program, please contact us on (03) 88997424, email us on hello@outcome.life, or just come over to have a chat with us at 17 Hardware Lane, Melbourne 3000.