We are led by industry
At every stage of planning and updating a course, we engage with industry players to understand what roles are in demand. We work hard to understand the skills and knowledge you will need to succeed and create the curriculum that will help you find a career that you love.
We also partner with some of the most prestigious and influential organisations in Australia and around the world to give you the experience, skills and network to launch a successful career. Here are just a few of the organisations we work with:
Practical industry experience
Across our faculties, we offer a range of work experience opportunities that will see you graduate with a competitive edge to start your career.
You’ll learn in state-of-the art design studios with industry-standard equipment and software, and complete live briefs for industry partners so you graduate with a polished portfolio.
The Practice Wellbeing Centre lets you apply what you learn, helping clients improve wellness across a range of disciplines.
Receive live briefs from top companies and do work placements through our network of partner organisations, which includes some of the biggest brands in Australia.
Our world-class facilities include a fine-dining restaurant in Sydney and a simulated hotel in the Blue Mountains, where you’ll develop your skills with hands-on experience.
Meeting live briefs for our technology industry partners will give you the chance to apply what you learn in a practical context.
Your experience inside the classroom is designed around industry, with curriculum designed around industry and academics who are leaders in their fields. You’ll also learn with guest lecturers, live briefs, and industry-standard equipment and facilities.
Our curriculum is accredited and endorsed by relevant industry bodies, so you can be confident that your education is of the highest standard.View courses
Industry-experienced academicsOur teaching staff are leaders in their field, to ensure you’re learning up-to-date skills and knowledge.
Co-delivery partnersWe collaborate with industry-leading organisations to deliver extraordinary programs and initiatives that help you become leaders and innovators in your field.
Industry placementsOutside the classroom, we help you gain practical industry experience with a range of opportunities for work placements to help give you an insight into your future career.
We’ll connect you with a Success Coach, a qualified professional with experience in your industry, who will help guide you through study, work experience and even beyond graduation.
Social Enterprise HubDiscover our Social Enterprise HubThis program matches you with a value-driven organisation for work experience that lets you make a difference in the world.
Careers ConnectThis digital career services centre connects you to industry for a range of services designed to help you develop employability skills and plan your life after study.
Across our national network of world-class campuses, we use the same facilities, equipment, hardware, software and processes that you’ll use in your career, so you graduate confident in industry environments.
Our Billy Blue College of Design campus in Ultimo gives you access to industry-standard studios and state-of-the art equipment. Explore purpose-built Mac and PC labs, a fashion sewing room, photography studio, dedicated break out spaces and study hubs
At the well-equipped Health campuses, you’ll learn with high-tech resources, such as this 3D anatomy software and anatomically correct mannequins. These are the same world-class tools you’ll use in a range of Health careers.
The Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School offers a simulated hotel environment where you’ll get hands-on industry experience. Develop skills in all aspects of hotel and resort management, including food and beverage, in our Immersive learning environment.
All our Technology studios are fully equipped with the latest in industry-standard software, giving you an environment to sharpen your technical skills and learn best-practice creative processes used in gaming, design and animation, software engineering, information technology and more.
All our Nursing students learn in simulation hospital wards with state-of-the-art training mannequins. These lifelike mannequins are used alongside other tools found in hospital and care environments, to create genuine nursing scenarios.
Being able to apply the principles learnt through my studies in a practical setting has given me the knowledge and confidence to look towards the future as a practising Naturopath.Caitlin ButtenshawBachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy)
My industry placement with the Penrith Panthers was a highlight. It exposed me to different departments, which offered a range of experiences that let me build on what I learnt in class and led to securing a full-time role at the Panthers.Stephen CaradonnaBachelor of Business (Sports Management)
I stepped straight out of my first internship and into the industry, founding The New Garde – an industry-disrupting co-working fashion studio.Jodie HiltonBachelor of Branded Fashion Design
We work with industry to design creative employer solutions, from bespoke branded programs that let you take a hand in educating the next generation of industry leaders, to customised courses based on objectives specific to your organisation.
We can also help with study pathways and skills development, to help prepare your workforce to meet the demands of the ever-changing world.