Readygrad Professional internship Program

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Get the Edge Professional Internship Program

From unbelievably hard to unbelievably awesome. Achieve your dreams and more – get your foot in the door with a Readygrad internship. Are you a current student worried about your prospects post graduation? Or a graduate who already knows how tough it is in the competitive job market? If you are thinking about an internship, the likelihood is that you, like hundreds of other grads, understand how difficult it can be in today’s competitive job market. You are qualified (or nearly qualified) and you are super eager to get started, but no one seems to be giving you that first professional opportunity. The reality is it’s really hard to get experience when you don’t have experience! That’s where Readygrad can help.

At Readygrad, every day, we work with eager students and graduates who are ready to take that big leap from study to a professional career. As ex-graduate recruiters and development specialists we know what it takes to get started in the competitive job market and are passionate about changing the employment landscape for graduates. Readygrad is part of Gradability, Australia’s largest gradate employability specialist. We have helped over 22,400 students get the start they need through internship placements. Our network of 6,600 industry partners include some of Australia’s largest and most recognisable brand names and they are looking to meet young professionals just like you!


of students said they improved their professional communication skills


of students would recommend Readygrad to a friend


of students rated the Quality of their Host Company as ‘Outstanding’, ‘Very Good’ or ‘Good’

Get the Edge with a Readygrad Internship We see a world where every graduate has the skills and opportunity to pursue the career of their choice. Readygrad internships can help you reach your full potential by: // Helping you stand out as a recent graduate or young professional

// Giving you the chance to learn how a business works

// Making you more employable through skills development and experience

// Building your professional business networks

// Providing real, relevant experience to put on your resume

// Matching you with a mentor to guide you and offer advice

// Giving you an opportunity to trial the career you want

// Providing the opportunity to gain references and endorsement

// Allowing you to apply what you studied in university to a real workplace // Development of your communication skills and confidence

The internship gave me knowledge, confidence, a positive attitude and built my technical and soft skills. Readygrad fully supported and prepared me to become confident and successful. Abegail

Program Highlights and Inclusions

// Formal Training Agreement

// Placement into a host organisation – we work with over 6,600 host companies operating across most industries

// Work Integrated Learning placement of 12 weeks in your nominated profession

// Formalised evaluation process with midpoint and exit placement reviews

// Resume preparation session // Interview preparation workshop

// A dedicated Placement Consultant to mentor, coach and offer career advice throughout // BSBIND201 Work effectively in a business environment Statement of Attainment on successful completion of the program // Workers’ Compensation Insurance required for the placement

An internship really gets your foot in the door. Now I have much needed local experience, my professional network has grown and my confidence received a boost. I was also offered a contract. Benjamin

Course Overview Course name

Professional Internship Program

Learning outcomes

The learning outcomes for this program include the development of skills and knowledge: // To work within organisational requirements // To work as part of a team // To develop effective workplace habits In order to achieve these learning outcomes students will have the opportunity to observe, contribute to and participate in business meetings, read relevant organisational documents, practise professional communication and writing skills, establish workplace relationships and expand understanding of the application of legislation in the workplace.

Course duration

16 week ‡ program incorporating BSBIND201 Work effectively in a business environment including: // 4 week pre-placement preparation including resume coaching, interview workshops and interviews // 12 week Work Integrated Learning placement

We want you to be fully informed and make the best decision for your study needs. For further information on this course please see our Student Handbook at: internship-program

Course hours

20 hours self-directed learning, 274 – 456 hours work placement.

Course days

3 – 5 days per week during business hours. The number of days required is based on the student’s background, experience and needs.

Mode of delivery

Work based blended with online learning component.

States of delivery


Vocational Placements


There are 3 assessments and 1 preparation quiz required to successfully complete the program:

The Professional Internship Program includes a vocational placement designed to give students an opportunity to apply the theory and skills they have learnt whilst studying in a professional workplace. Under the Fair Work Act 2009, vocational placements are lawfully unpaid, and students completing a vocational placement are not considered to be employees.

// Week 2: Multiple Choice Assessment* // Week 3: Online Case Study* // Week 4: Online WHS Quiz (internship preparation - not an assessment but must be completed) // Week 10 and 16: Final Work Placement Assessment, with Part A completed in week 10 and Part B completed in week 16* (week 6 and week 12 of your internship) * Assessments for BSBIND201 Work effectively in a business environment


Statement of Attainment BSBIND201 Work effectively in a business environment – Issued on successful completion of assessments during the WIL placement. Readygrad Certificate of Completion – Issued on successful completion of all pre-placement workshops and preparation, relevant consultations, host company interviews, course evaluations, and meeting the requirements of the training agreement and attendance of the WIL placement.

‡Readygrad Professional Internship Programs specialise in the fields of accounting, engineering, finance, HR, IT, marketing and supply chain/logistics placements. Placements in other disciplines and engineering may take up to 8 weeks to secure as these areas have a broader scope across the market. Readygrad works hard to ensure that student placements are conducted in a Professional company that meets regulatory requirements as well as student’s needs. At times this process can take between 4-8 weeks.

From here and now, to where you want to be. The Professional Internship Program is designed by industry experts and graduate recruiters – we know what employers today are demanding and help you stand out! Our program is split into two key stages – consultation and preparation, and a practical internship experience – to give you an employability edge in a competitive job market.

Stage 1

Stage 2

Consultation and Preparation

Professional Internship Placement

This first stage is all about getting you ready for your internship placement.

For many the internship placement is the most exciting part of the program. It’s the opportunity to start building your professional experience and make yourself more employable.

You’ll be matched with one of Readygrad’s Placement Consultants who will mentor and guide you throughout the placement process. Your consultant will work with you to understand your career goals, interests and training needs, and work with you to update your resume. You’ll also attend one of our interview workshops where we focus on giving you the tips and tools to ace your interview and boost your confidence. During this stage our Placements Team will be working hard matching you with suitable placement opportunities. We will arrange interviews, provide you with interview feedback and continue to present your resume until we secure you a professional internship placement in your relevant field of study. You will also start working towards your certificate in BSBIND201 Work effectively in a business environment.

At Readygrad our promise is to match you to the right internship for you. Our network of over 6,600 host companies range from some of Australia’s most recognised brand names and large multinationals to young dynamic growth companies – and they are ready to meet bright, eager young professionals just like you. During your internship placement you’ll be provided with a Training Agreement, be assigned to a host company mentor, and continue working towards your certificate in BSBIND201 Work effectively in a business environment. We will be in touch with you throughout the placement to check on your progress and offer help and advice. We are so good at matching our students to suitable internship placements that 46% of host companies intended to offer their intern an ongoing role following their internship placement!

An internship that protects you Our internship placement has been recognised by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) as a vocational training course. This means you will be provided with a training plan for your internship with clear learning outcomes to ensure you are gaining real, relevant industry experience to help your professional development and give you the edge in gaining your dream job. You’ll also work towards a nationally recognised qualification that you can add to your resume. Unique to Readygrad this is the first, and only, accredited internship program of its kind in Australia.

Ready to Get Started? Getting started with your Professional Internship Program is quick and easy – contact us today to arrange a free consultation. How to Apply


Program Fees and Payment

You can apply online or complete and submit the enrolment form via email, post or in person. Before you apply you’ll need to check you meet the eligibility requirements of the Professional Internship Program and have the following documents ready to include:

To be eligible for the Professional Internship Program you must meet the following criteria:

Engineering - $3,500 (4 instalments of $875)

// Copy of relevant academic transcripts and completion letter

// Completed or enrolled in a degree or diploma in the area of your nominated internship placement*

// Copy of current English language test result certificate, if applicable // Copy of resume // Copy of relevant Skills Assessment, if you have one // Signed Readygrad Professional Internship Program terms and conditions

// IELTS 6.0 score overall with no less than 6.0 in each skill, or equivalent, if applicable // Be 18 years of age or older

// Availability for a minimum of 3 days a week during office hours for placement // Abide by the Readygrad Student Code of Conduct, including maintaining professional standards and attitudes at all times at Readygrad campuses and at the host company

Prior to being issued with a Confirmation of Enrolment you must return a completed Direct Debit Authority Form.

Other disciplines - $2,500 (2 instalments of $1,250, or 4 instalments of $625) For the 2 instalment option fees are due at enrolment, then four weeks from the intake date. For the 4 instalment option fees are due at enrolment and then fortnightly payments after the intake date. Additional requirements in order to undertake the placement in a chosen profession are not included in the course costs and must be organised and paid for by the student prior to commencement of the placement.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer Eligible students may be able to apply for RPL or credit transfer if authenticated evidence is supplied. Please refer to the Student Handbook for more information.

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Brisbane Level 4 243 Edward St Brisbane QLD 4000 +61 (0)7 3154 6480 Readygrad Gradability Pty Ltd ABN 86 117 850 281 RTO 91436 trading as Readygrad delivering BSBIND201 Work effectively in a business environment. The information in this document is correct at time of publishing - August 2019. All information including Professional Internship Program eligibility requirements are correct at the time of publishing. Readygrad reserves the right to alter these without prior notice. Statistics are from a 2018 internship placement exit evaluation survey of 3,604 students. *Whilst Readygrad attempts to place its students into placements which are related to the field of study of their diploma/degree, suitable placement availability may mean that this cannot always be guaranteed. Types of placement options will be discussed at the time of enquiry so that consumers are fully informed of placement availability and suitability prior to enrolment.