Work Integrated Learning

Learn more about work placements and our ProjectBase program to grow your industry experience.

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Work placements

Many vocational courses at APC include work placements, giving students an opportunity to gain valuable experience and contacts before graduation. 

The work placement provides a framework that enables students to gain relevant working experience while developing specialised knowledge and practical skills in organisational learning and capability development.

Work placements take place in the final term of study, usually for a total of 120-135 hours in addition to class attendance and assessment work. Specific details about each course structure and placements are included on the individual course pages.

It is the students responsibility to find and secure a Host Organisation for their Work Placement prior to the start of their final term. APC will support students with resources to secure a Host Organisation prior to the Work Placement.


Australian Pacific College (APC) ProjectBase endeavours to engage its best and brightest students with businesses and industry professionals.

Connecting industry stakeholders with high performing APC student groups, ProjectBase creates a mutually beneficial relationship ready to work on a project, event, or new business start-up.

ProjectBase offers the industry stakeholder opportunities to work with the student group on an idea, concept, project, or business plan. APC students participate in real-life industry projects, develop their skills and knowledge, and experience industry expert practice while establishing professional networks.

Benefits of ProjectBase
  • Promoting student connection to industry

  • Enabling a collaborative community of learning that aspires to innovation in diverse businesses 

  • Experiential learning through problem-based situations to enrich student learning outcomes

  • Aligning the APC Enterprise Education principles by developing entrepreneurial capabilities 

  • Strengthening employability skills while preparing students for industry and real-world practice.