The Work Readiness Program

+ Guaranteed 12-Week Internship

Get Work Ready

Kick-start your career in Australia with a 12-week internship experience in an Australian-based business.

Continuous Support

Ongoing support and advice throughout your internship ensures that you have the best possible experience.

Develop your skills

Build on your university learning and develop practical skills in a real-world business environment.

Payment options Available

We offer different payment options to suit your budget.

The facts

Employability takes more than just theoretical knowledge of an industry. Now, more than ever, employers are looking for candidates that have networking skills, a strong personal brand and, most importantly, industry work experience in Australia.

Industry research shows that over 30% of students who complete an internship program are offered paid employment with their host company.

Further, up to 90% receive job offers within 6 months of completing their internship after engaging in valuable networking opportunities and professional referrals.

Outcome.Life has placed over 6,000 domestic and international students into internships across a range of industries including engineering, IT, finance and accounting, marketing and many more.

A female international student wearing hijab standing with two male internship host company mentors
A man giving a speech to a group of international students

What is the Work Readiness Program?

The Outcome.Life Work Readiness Program (“WRP”) 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.

Outcome.Life strive to support enthusiastic and talented individuals to maximise their potential and start their careers in one of the most competitive job markets in the world.

We work closely with our host companies to develop training programs and learning outcomes designed to provide maximum value for both our students and companies to ensure that everyone has a rewarding experience.

Program Inclusions

  • Enrolment in our certified online course focussing on Australian workplace culture, communication etiquette, networking and job-seeking
  • Personalised face-to-face workshops to assist with resume writing and interview preparation
  • Priority access to Outcome.Life networking events and seminars
  • Full compliance with FairWork Australia laws and guidelines
  • Insurance cover for the full duration of the internship

Choose the perfect plan

We offer two different program payment types to suit your budget

$2,000

Up-front Payment

  • Guaranteed 12-week internship
  • FairWork compliant
  • Fully insured
  • Certificate of Completion

$200 x 11

Fortnightly Payments
(TOtal Amount $2,200)

  • Guaranteed 12-week internship
  • FairWork compliant
  • Fully insured
  • Certificate of Completion

Frequently asked questions

An internship is essentially a job that helps 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.

Internships are the best way to expose you to Australian workplaces and workplace culture. University gives you skills and knowledge but does not allow you to apply your learning in a real-life situation. Internships give you practical experience and can often lead to secure employment.

Most businesses want to hire people who already have some sort of professional experience, so the challenge for all graduates is getting that first opportunity. Internships are the perfect way to gain that first crucial stint in your profession that will improve your employability dramatically. We have worked with a high number of interns who have secured full-time positions with their internship host company.

Outcome.Life offers a range of support system prior to and during your internship. When you become a part of the Outcome.Life community, you will gain access to the following additional services:

  • Coaching on the best type of internship for you
  • Access to our network of start-ups
  • Support to make sure your objectives are being met
  • Interview preparation assistance and tips
  • Connection to our community of professionals, employers, businesses and alumni
  • Discounts to events, seminars and lunches with inspirational guest speakers
  • Training on particular programming languages or accounting software
  • Assistance with getting a job at the end of your internship

Anyone can apply for the Outcome.Life Work Readiness + 12-Week Internship Program – student or graduate, young or old, local or international.

If you are international, you must have a valid visa with a minimum of 6 months remaining. You must also ensure that your Visa conditions allow you to participate in the program.

The majority of the internships that our Host Companies offer are unpaid.

Unpaid internships are legal in Australia if they are part of a vocational placement as defined by the Fair Work Act 2009, which is why we started the Work Readiness Program. Any unpaid internships or voluntary work that is not for a registered organisation is illegal and can result in legal action.

Please see the Fair Work Australia website for more information on the rules around work experience and internships.

Nationally, over 30% of interns receive permanent employment offers at their host company after completing their internship and approximately 90% of interns begin working within their field of study within 6 months. However, we cannot guarantee that our interns will be offered an ongoing role.

You can improve your chances of receiving a job offer at the end of your internship by learning as much as you can about the business and industry, working hard, networking and continuing to develop your knowledge and skills throughout your time with your host company.

We have helped over 3,000 internationals to find internship placements since starting our business. Many of our students have been successfully employed by the host company at the end of the internship, whereas others have used their internship experience to successfully find paid roles during or after their internship.

We believe that doing an internship can dramatically increase the chances of getting a real paid job as it can differentiate you from your peers in a competitive graduate market.

Absolutely!

If you are planning to do an internship for credit points, you will require official university documents outlining the course credit requirements. It is best to speak to your course advisor or the Work Integrated Learning (WIL) team at your university beforehand, as each university has different requirements for internship subjects.

Once you have the documents, book in for an appointment with one of our Placement Consultants, who will discuss the internship program with you in more detail. They will also highlight the internship opportunities we currently have available in your field of study.

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Want more information?

If you’re located in Sydney or Melbourne, click the button below to book an appointment with one of our Placement Advisors to chat about the program, internships on offer and how we can help you start your career in Australia!

Not from Sydney or Melbourne, but still want to find out more? No worries! 

We help students find internships all over Australia.

Simply enter some details in the form below and one of our Placement Advisors will be in touch to answer any questions you might have.

Outcome.Life is an Australian Registered Training Organisation
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