Internships and Vocational Placements

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) subjects are designed to provide students with professional experience in an area related to their field of study or the career they are working towards. The aim of providing industry-specific opportunities is to enable you to develop skills that will enhance your prospects of gaining meaningful employment and building your career for the future.

News and opportunities

While most work placement opportunities are identified by students themselves, occasionally internship opportunities arise and are listed here.

Esther completed a vocational placement with Tract Consultants.

We study for so many years in an academic environment that it’s easy to lose sight of the end goal - a career. The MSD Vocational Placement subject allows you to sample your chosen profession, which is invaluable. Esther Zeibell, Master of Landscape Architecture

Elective internship subjects

Master of Architecture
Master of Urban Design
Master of Urban Planning
Master of Landscape Architecture 

ABPL90307 MSD Vocational Placement subject

Available in Semesters 1 & 2 and Summer term
100 credit points of graduate study required

Please scroll down to see HOW TO APPLY

Master of Urban and Cultural Heritage

ABPL90360 MUCH Heritage Industry Internship

Available in Semesters 1 & 2 (25 points)

ABPL90381 Urban and Cultural Heritage Internship

Available in Semesters 1 & 2 (12.5 points)

Bachelor of Design
Bachelor of Environments

ABPL30064 Humanitarian Design Internship

Quota subject, Summer term
Applications are now open until 31 December, 2022

Bachelor of Design
Bachelor of Environments

ABPL30068 Design Internship

Available in Semesters 1 & 2 by application only

200 credit points of undergraduate study in BDES or BENVS is required.
Students are responsible for finding their own internships

Master of Construction Management

ABPL90434 Construction Management Internship

Available graduate study required in Semesters 1 & 2 and Summer term (25 points)  100 credit points of graduate study required.

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How to apply

The following steps are for students applying for ABPL90307 MSD Vocational Placement. Seperate instuctions are available for ABPL90434 Construction Management Internship.

Step 1 Complete the checklist

Complete the MSD Vocational Placement Checklist with your academic supervisor and send a copy to

Step 2 Complete the risk assessment

Complete and submit the Vocational Placement Risk Assessment form

Step 3 Wait for your Letter Agreement

The faculty will draw up a Vocational Placement Letter Agreement, the legal agreement between the University of Melbourne and the Host Organisation.

N.B. This step is for the faculty to complete, the student does not need to do anything until it is time to sign the Student Deed below).

Step 4 Sign a Student Deed

You may be asked to sign a Student Deed, which is the second part of the Vocational Placement Letter Agreement. The Student Deed must be signed and returned to before the internship commences.

Step 5 Enrol in the subject

Once all of the above steps have been completed, you will be able to be enrolled in the vocational placement or industry internship subject relevant to your area of study. You will need to complete an Enrolment Variation (EV) form. It is your responsibility to ensure you are enrolled in a timely manner in the correct subject for the semester of your choice.

More information

Please email with any questions or to arrange a meeting for further discussion.

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