Cooperative Education

Cooperative Education

RMIT Co-op students bring an understanding of the latest requirements, trends and contemporary issues facing industry gained through two years of study in
business disciplines such as accounting, economics, commercial law, business information systems, management, marketing and statistics.

Co-op placement opportunities available include;

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Cooperative Education Program (Co-op)

The Co-op Program is an 8 to 12 month, paid full-time work placement as part of a four-year Bachelor of Business degree.
Co-op provides valuable benefits for organisations through the provision of a short-term employee who can undertake projects or tasks, as well as providing existing employees with opportunities for mentorship, leadership and management. A dedicated RMIT team member supports the student and the organisation throughout the Co-op journey, to ensure a smooth experience for both parties.


The benefits to your organisation

Co-op students are enthusiastic and work-ready, and can provide benefits for your organisation including;

  • A resource to assist with existing or short-term projects
  • Fresh ideas and a new perspective within your organisation
  • Opportunities to discover new graduate talent before your competitors
  • Development of mentoring and leadership capabilities
  • Trial and assess potential long-term employees
  • Promotion of your organisation as a preferred graduate destination


Next steps for Co-op

Interested in employing a Co-op student in your organisation? Below is some information about organisation eligibility and legislative requirements.

The Co-op placement role must be;

  • Full-time (34 to 38 hours per week)
  • 8 to 12 months in duration
  • Paid in accordance with the Fair Work Commission (as a guide, students are paid an average of $38,000 per annum plus superannuation)
  • Relevant to degree of study
  • Organisations must provide RMIT with a Position Description for the role.
  • The role will be advertised through RMIT’s Career Hub and your organisation will conduct interviews and manage the recruitment process to secure the Co-op placement.
  • Once a student is appointed, a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) Agreement will be provided by RMIT and must be signed by the organisation to formalise the Co-op placement.
  • Co-op students who are placed in an organisation are covered by RMIT’s insurance policies for the term of their placement.


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Contact Us

For more information on Postgraduate internships, please contact one of our team members.


Grace Diep
Business Development Coordinator   
Industry Engagement & WIL
+61 3 9925 5180


Read about some of our most successful WIL participants below:

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Konrad Spilva - Isobar CEO

Konrad Spilva Bachelor or Business, Marketing (2000). He completed a ten-month full-time internship at Ford Astralia in 2000. 

Konrad is now the CEO of Isobar. Isobar is a global, full-service, digital marketing agency with over 4500 people in over 70 offices across more than 45 markets. Isobar transforms businesses and brands by creatively solving their clients’ business challenges in the digital age. Technology, design and customer experience are at the heart of what Isobar does.

Read Konrad's full profile here.



Mia Klitsas - Founder of Moxie

Mia Klitsas completed a Bachelor of Business Marketing (2004). She was then selected to complete a year-long internship at multi-national company Philip Morris in 2003. Mia worked with senior marketing management on the implementation of local and international (Asia Pacific) marketing programs/strategies relating to major brands such as Marlboro, Peter Jackson and Alpine. 'The experience gained at such an early stage in my career is what gave me the confidence and basic skill-set to allow me to be able to start my own business, in turn developing and launching my own products.'

Mia Klitsas is the Founder of Moxie-purse worthy personal care products which have re-designed feminine hygiene with convenience, quality and style in mind.

Read Mia's full profile here.


If you are a student and would like to undertake an internship find out more here.

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