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


Bachelor of Design

Bachelor of Environments

ABPL30064 Humanitarian Design Internship

Quota subject, Summer term 2024

Applications are now open.

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Bachelor of Design

Bachelor of Environments

ABPL30068 Design Internship

Available in Semesters 1 & 2

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

Master of Architecture

Master of Landscape Architecture

Master of Property

Master of Urban Design

Master of Urban Planning

ABPL90307 MSD Vocational Placement 

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

Judy Bush is the subject coordinator and academic supervisor for students in Master of Landscape Design, Master of Urban Planning.

Hannah Lewi is the academic supervisor for students in Master of Architecture and Master of Urban Design.

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 Semester 2 (12.5 points)

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 or VP. Seperate instuctions are available for ABPL90434 Construction Management Internship.

Step 1 Log onto SONIA

Please log onto and then click on Faculty of Architecture, Building & Planning. You can also download the Sonia for Students app on your phone.

Step 2 Join your Internship group

Find your subject internship group (eg 2023 – Semester 1 ABPL90307 MSD Vocational Placement) and create your internship. Search for your Host Organization or if not included in the list, please add a new Host Organization. Once you submit these details, it takes 1-3 days to receive approval.

Step 3 Forms

Complete the VP Checklist on Sonia and list your academic supervisor. The checklist will be reviewed and once approved, please complete the VP Risk Assessment form on Sonia.

Step 4 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. Your placement is not insured and cannot begin until the Letter Agreement has been signed.

N.B. This step is for the faculty to complete, the student does not need to do anything at this point.

More information

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

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