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Professional WIL Placement (Internship) Program 20 Week Program

Looking back, I think this is one of the best decisions that I have made. Prabison Chitrakar, WIL Placement Program Graduate Meet Prabison and discover his story inside.

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Welcome to Readygrad Readygrad is the largest dedicated graduate employability specialist in Australia. As the experts in employability, we are the chosen partner of universities and tertiary providers to deliver first class industry relevant programs. We see a world where every graduate has the skills and opportunity to pursue the career of their choice, and we deliver this through a relentless commitment to giving students an employability edge through learning and access to industry connections.

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 doing an internship the likelihood is that you understand how difficult it can be in today’s competitive job market. You have your qualifications (or nearly!), 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! But you can do something about it - more and more students and graduates are taking control of their future with a short cut to success through a professional internship. The Readygrad Professional WIL Placement (Internship) Program is designed for eager young professionals just like you looking to kick off their careers. The program assists the transition from study to work by building important employability skills employers are looking for and putting that all-important experience on your resume. The Readygrad Professional WIL Placement (Internship) Program also incorporates a nationally recognised unit of competency BSBIND201 Work effectively in a business environment.

To date, Readygrad has placed over 12,500 students into more than 4,000 host companies.

Benefits of the Professional WIL Placement (Internship) Program BSBIND201 Work effectively in a business environment The Australian job market is competitive and a WIL placement can help you stand out. The Readygrad Professional WIL Placement (Internship) Program helps candidates successfully bridge the gap from study to professional employment. Outcomes include: Australian experience in your relevant field of study Development of your communication skills and confidence Opportunity to apply what you studied in university Exploration of your future career path Understanding of how businesses operate Relevant experience to add to your resume Building your professional business network Opportunity to gain references and endorsements

Our Story: Revolutionising Graduate Employability In 2005 we saw that there was a big gap in the work readiness of new graduates, and no-one was supporting them in this. We wanted to change the employment landscape for international and domestic graduates so we set out to solve this problem combining our expertise in graduate recruitment and training, professional services and business. Our employability training and work experience programs are all designed from an employer perspective to ensure graduates are able to meet the demands of today's employers and succeed in a competitive job market. We are passionate about helping graduates get the edge in the competitive employment market and get started in the career they want, and have a track record of over 20,000 lives changed.

Ijegbai Amos Iruemi IT Professional WIL Placement Program

There is a big difference between what you are taught in a classroom and what you find through an internship. It has given me a solid foundation in IT, added to my skills, given me an edge over other graduates and increased my employability.

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Professional WIL Placement (Internship) Program Our Professional WIL Placement (Internship) Program is designed to equip recent graduates with the skills and confidence to bridge the gap between study and professional employment. The program consists of placement preparation and a 12 week Work Integrated Learning placement in a quality Australian host company. Readygrad specialises in Accounting, Finance, IT, Marketing, Business, HR, Engineering placements, and more...

Training Program Highlights and Inclusions

Only at Readygrad Our Work Integrated Learning placement has been recognised by ASQA as a vocational training course. During your placement you will work towards and be assessed for the national unit of competency: BSBIND201 Work effectively in a business environment. Unique to Readygrad this is the first, and only, accredited WIL program of its kind in Australia!

Learning Outcomes The learning outcomes for this Work Integrated Learning Program include the development of skills and knowledge:

Resume Preparation Session Interview Preparation Workshop Formal Training Agreement

To work within organisational requirements

Work Integrated Learning placement of 12 weeks in your nominated profession

To work as part of a team

Placement into a host organisation – we work with over 4,000 host companies operating across most industries Formalised evaluation process with midpoint and exit placement reviews

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

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

Read relevant organisational documents e.g. position descriptions, policies and procedures Practise professional writing skills including emails, agendas, meeting minutes and reports Establish workplace relationships and build a professional network Build professional business communication skills

93%

Expand understanding of the application of legislation in the workplace

of students rated the Quality of their Host Company as 'Outstanding', 'Very Good' or 'Good'*

Prabison Chitrakar Accounting Professional WIL Placement Program Starting off my career as an intern didn’t seem like a good idea to me at first. However I decided to take it up to obtain real workplace experience. During my Work Integrated Learning placement, I really enjoyed being involved in different projects. My mentor was very friendly and every learning curve was interesting and fun. I learnt how to operate an ERP system, implications of FBT and how to calculate it, preparation of VAT return, the value of attention to detail and more. The experience in this multinational company gave me the opportunity to interact with senior staff and I learned a lot from them. This is something you can’t buy with money. I was also offered a full time role after the internship! Looking back, I think this is one of the best decisions I have made. I would definitely recommend taking an internship to my friends and relatives – give it a go and see if that is what you want to be doing in your future.

*2016 WIL placement exit evaluation survey of 2,139 students.

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Matching You to the Right Internship for You As the leading industry experts, we have a specialist WIL placements team of 36 who have extensive experience in recruitment, WIL placements and career coaching. The team will mentor and guide you throughout the placement process and expertly match you to suitable opportunities at one of our 4,000 host companies. During the matching process we work with you to understand your career aspirations and training needs, and take these into consideration along with your specific area of expertise, relevant experience, learning objectives, and location.

Quang Vinh (Vincent) Nguyen HR Professional WIL Placement Program My primary reason for seeking an internship was to get local experience in my area of study and increase the possibility of landing a job. I received instant support from my Placement Consultant. Readygrad found me a great placement and I can see they strive to get great placements for their students. I was also offered a full time position with the host company as a HR Consultant! To me, Readygrad equals quality.

We work with a range of companies across Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide, from large multi-nationals to small and medium sized growth businesses. We are so good at matching our students to suitable internship placements that 42% of our Professional WIL Placement (Internship) program participants were offered employment by their host company following their internship placement!

Over 4,000 Host companies and growing Intern of the week at Telstra, IT placement

Work Integrated Learning Placement Timeline

PREPARATION

PLACEMENT

Welcome! You will receive your welcome pack, course guide and additional learning resources – use the next few weeks to familiarise yourself with these do

Week 1: Consultation & Resume Review - During your initial consultation with your Placement Consultant we will learn more about you, your caree

Weeks 2 – 4: Interview Workshop - We understand that interviews can be nerve-wracking. After attending one of our interview worksho

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Week 7: Complete Online WHS module Week 3: Final Resume due

Weeks 4 – 8: Attend interviews for WIL placement opportunities

Weeks 1-3: Resume Preparation Your Placement Consultant will guide and work with you to create a winning resume.

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Sample WIL Placement Opportunities

Finance

Marketing

Host Company: Corporate finance advisory firm facilitating trade and investment ideas across countries.

Host Company: Innovation based technology company.

About You: You have a Finance or relevant degree, interest in the Foreign Exchange (FX) market, strong attention to detail, excellent Microsoft Excel skills, and are a good communicator.

About You: A Marketing graduate who is forward thinking and with an eye for detail. You have a flair with the written word, particularly in writing for the web, are a proficient user of social media platforms and interested in developing your social media marketing and branding skills.

Learning Outcome: In addition to the specified learning outcomes of the program, you will be exposed to how the FX market operates, hands-on FX dealings and settlements, and how companies manage FX/treasury. You will also learn through assisting with FX research and develop your analytical skills within a fast-paced environment.

Learning Outcome: In addition to the specified learning outcomes of the program, you will learn through involvement in market research and segmentation, channel analysis, social media strategy development, branding and brand management, software development processes and go-tomarket product launch methodology.

HR Host Company: Global IT company and business processes firm. About You: You have completed or are studying a HR degree. You have strong communication skills, the ability to liaise with both internal and external clients, and are confident with your organisational skills. Learning Outcome: In addition to the specified learning outcomes of the program, you will learn from experienced HR professionals and be involved in organising interviews, updating roles on the internet and intranet, completing reference checks and learning other HR support tasks.

Interns on an induction tour at Coca-Cola Amatil

99% of students improved their overall skill development towards their final career objective*

This timeline is a guide to estimated timings only. There are a number of training elements that must be completed prior to the WIL placement. If you miss one of the completion dates Readygrad will move your estimated WIL placement start date to the next available date.

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Week 14: Online Assessment Due (Multiple Choice)

Week 17: Online Assessment Due (Case Study)

Week 14: Placement Mid-Point Evaluation Survey

Week 17: Third Party Report: Host Company

9 – 20: Work Integrated Learning Placement - Prior to the commencement of your WIL placement ill be provided with a Training Agreement, and will be assigned to a mentor at the Host Company. You so start working towards your certificate in ‘BSBIND201 Work effectively in a business environment’.

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Readygrad will be in contact throughout the WIL placement to check on your progress and offer help and advice.

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Course Overview Course name

Professional WIL Placement (Internship) Program

Unit of Competency (UoC) code

BSBIND201 Work effectively in a business environment 20 week program incorporating BSBIND201 Work effectively in a business environment including;

Course duration

•• 8 weeks pre-placement preparation including resume coaching, interview workshops and interviews •• 12 week Work Integrated Learning placement

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

NSW, SA, VIC There are 4 assessments required to successfully complete the WIL Program:

Assessments

Week 7 – Online WHS Quiz (completed by student) Week 14 – Multiple Choice Assessment (completed by student)* Week 17 – Online Case Study (completed by student)* Week 17 – Third Party Report (submitted by Host Company Mentor)* Students are graded Satisfactory (S) or Not Satisfactory (NS). If a student is NS they are given the opportunity to reattempt the assessment once at no cost to the student. A third attempt is at the discretion of the National WIL Manager and will result in a $100 additional fee. * Assessments for BSBIND201 Work effectively in a business environment

Attendance

The WIL placement requires 100% attendance. A medical certificate is required for 2 or more days absence for special consideration, otherwise students will need to meet minimum course hours. Upon successful completion of the program students will receive;

Certification

•• Nationally accredited Statement of Attainment BSBIND201 Work effectively in a business environment •• Readygrad Certificate of Completion Work Integrated Learning Program

Here’s How to Get Started

Program Fees and Payment

1. Contact Readygrad to arrange a free consultation to assess your suitability and eligibility for the Professional WIL Placement (Internship) Program. This initial consultation can be via a phone call or face-to-face at one of our CBD offices.

2 x $1250 - First payment due after enrolment and second payment due 8 weeks after the intake date.

2. After the initial consultation, suitable candidates will be invited to apply for the Professional WIL Placement (Internship) Program. To apply you must complete and submit the Readygrad Enrolment Form (either by email, post or in person), attaching the following documents: i. Copy of relevant academic transcripts and completion letter ii. Copy of resume iii. Copy of current photo ID iv. Copy of relevant Skills Assessment (if you have one) v. Copy of current English language test result certificate demonstrating an overall IELTS test score of overall 6.0 and 6.0 across each band, or equivalent (if applicable) 3. If accepted, you will be provided with a Letter of Offer to commence the Professional WIL Placement (Internship) Program and a Direct Debit Authority Form. 4. You must return the completed Direct Debit Authority Form prior to being issued with a Confirmation of Enrolment and commencing the Professional WIL Placement (Internship) Program.

‡ 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.

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Other Things You Need to Know Eligibility To be eligible for the Professional WIL Placement (Internship) Program you must meet the following criteria: •• 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. •• Completed or enrolled in a degree or diploma in the area of nominated WIL placement.‡ •• 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.

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.


Government Checks If you agree to be placed into an organisation that requires a National Police Record Check or a Working With Children Check then this will be at an additional cost. Readygrad may be able to provide assistance with this process on request.

Student Support Students will be supported throughout their program by having access to a dedicated Placement Consultant and Host Company Mentor, and to academic counselling through their Trainer/Assessor.

Want to earn $100 from us? Simply tell your friends about the Professional WIL Placement (Internship) Program at Readygrad, make sure they include your name on their enrolment form and you receive $100 – it’s that simple!†

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Students identified as having additional needs will receive an Individual Training Plan devised by the National WIL Manager and Trainer/Assessor, in collaboration with the student.

Vocational Placements The Professional WIL Placement (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.

of our students said their WIL Program made a difference in securing a job#

Program Requirements Workshops, Consultations and Interviews You must attend all workshops, consultations and Host Company interviews arranged by Readygrad.

Assessments & Evaluations The Professional WIL Placement (Internship) Program consists of a number of training elements, assessments and evaluations. You must complete all of these elements in order to progress with the Program.

Code of Conduct Students are required to abide to the Student Code of Conduct and Training Agreement Requirements for successful completion of the program. Please refer to the Student Handbook for more information.

Certificates 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.

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: www.readygrad.com.au/internshipprogram

#Independent survey of Readygrad graduates conducted 6 months after graduation by McCrindle Research (2014/2015). † Direct applications only. The referrer’s name MUST be in the application form for the Refer-a-Friend offer to apply, under ‘Where did you hear about Readygrad?’, and pay the first instalment. Referral will not be paid if student applies through an agent.

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of students would recommend Readygrad to a friend!*

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