Australian Business Essentials

Australian Business Essentials

The UNSW Business School’s Australian Business Essentials is a personal and professional development co-curricular program designed specifically for international post-graduate students with no professional work experience in Australia. On completion of the program, students are offered the opportunity to gain industry experience and apply their learning through a micro-placement onsite at a host company for 2-5 days. 


The micro-placement component places students in small teams of up to 3 to work on a real business project or problem for the company culminating in a feedback session at the end of the placement. Students build the knowledge, skills and confidence around the Australian cultural landscape to communicate in range of professional contexts.


 Australian Business Essentials Program Graduate

How to get involved

Calls for expressions of interest will open in T2. NB* this opportunity is available to UNSW Business School Postgraduate International students only.


Training involved includes expressions of interest and an Assessment Centre - approx 2 hours.


5 June - 14 September 2019. 20 hours total commitment.


Availability of activity

Semester - weekdays

Type of activity

Development programs

Provider of activity

UNSW Business School & AGSM

Interest area

Fundraising & events, Marketing, media & communications

Skills required and/or developed

Cross-cultural & global citizenship, Interpersonal & communication, Organisational & time management, Second language, Team work & networking

Contacts and more information


UNSW Business School Student Experience Team


Kristy Ryan



For more information about co-curricular activities see UNSW Advantage.