A comprehensive employability program by Study Melbourne for Victorian international students

Study Melbourne Career Catalyst, a Victorian government program delivered by InternMatch, is a comprehensive employability and career development program, empowering international students to unleash their career potential as the next generation of global talent and business leaders in Victoria.

Study Melbourne Career Catalyst offers an exclusive suite of services, ranging from coaching services to guide you through your carer pathway and free practical workshops to polish your resume or LinkedIn profile to premium networking events to expand your professional and social network. All events and initiatives are free, inclusive, and designed to help international students to develop professional skills, connect to industry and employers and launch student careers.

The program is accessible online but will also be delivered from the Study Melbourne Hub and other locations. If you are an international student with a Victorian education provider or a recent alumnus (within the last five years), join the Study Melbourne Career Catalyst program and take the next step in your journey.

Career development events (In-person)

The Study Melbourne Career Catalyst career development event series provides you with the opportunity to gain insights, support and guidance network and foster your own relationships and community here in Victoria.

The in-person series will be hosted regularly from the Study Melbourne Hub or similar location, providing a convenient and comfortable environment for international students to come together and have fun while learning and connecting through activations, activities and with guest speakers.

Join us at our student event series and start building a network and gaining skills to take you into your career. What you can expect from the series:

  • Networking and connection opportunities
  • Career advice, guidance and insight
  • Meet and learn from business leaders
  • Activities to get you on your chosen career path

Employability webinars and workshops (Online)

The Study Melbourne Career Catalyst employability webinars and online workshops series provides you with the insights, practical tools and tips you need to best prepare you for securing roles and commencing your career.

Employability skills are the essential transferable skills and personal attributes you need to enter, operate and thrive in the world of work. They provide you with the tools to solve problems, work well with others and fit into any workplace.

Join our employability webinar and online workshop series, to gain hands-on skills that you can start applying right away to get ready to launch your career. The series will cover topics such as:

  • Creating a stand-out resume
  • Building a LinkedIn profile to expand your network
  • Preparing for successful job interviews
  • How networking can set up your career
  • Building a unique personal brand

You can watch our webinar recordings.

Career Development Services (Online)

Entering the job market as a new graduate could be a daunting process, particularly in a new country. Where can I search for jobs? Do I need to freshen up my resume? How do I prepare for an interview?

The Career Catalyst’s career development services are designed to support you on your journey, from searching for jobs and preparing your application to networking with potential employers and getting ready for your first interview. All current international students and alumni who have graduated in the last five years are eligible to use this complimentary service. Each student or alumnus can register for 2 x 30 min sessions per calendar year, by the following schedule:

  • Mondays 3pm– 5pm: Resume Checking
  • Wednesdays 3pm- 5pm: Interview Preparations

The staff are experienced in providing expert career, resume and employability guidance to international students and graduates. Your one-on-one career coaching session will focus on the employability areas where you feel you need the most guidance. You will also be linked to other Study Melbourne’s employability events and services to give you the best chance to enter the workforce.

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Premium networking events (In-person)

The Study Melbourne Career Catalyst premium networking event series will see you coming together biannually with fellow international students, business leaders and industry professionals. This special event series provides you with the opportunity to connect with key leaders in Victorian businesses and industry professionals with expertise in areas of your interest, as well as hear from impressive speakers and keynote presenters on topics that impact you and your career.

The series is an opportunity to celebrate the value and impact international students bring to Melbourne and shine a light on the opportunities that exist within the Victorian business sector for students and businesses alike. Students from all disciplines can form meaningful connections with their peers and industry partners.

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Join Study Melbourne’s free events and programs to discover new experiences, make new friends, and build your networks.


The Study Melbourne Career Catalyst scholarship awards 15 talented international students with enrolment into the Work Readiness Program. This valuable program contains all the components you need to feel prepared for the real-world career environment, providing vital hands-on experience within an Australian business and in-turn enhancing your experience, skillset and career understanding.

Applications are closed.

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Delivered by InternMatch

InternMatch is a global EdTech platform and community focused on employment and career outcomes, bridging the employment gap since 2016.  At our core, we're in the business of creating opportunity and sharing experience.

We partner with leading companies, start-ups and education providers across the globe, to provide university students and career changers with professional internships, training and mentorship - gaining vital real-life, hands-on industry experience and significantly improving their career prospects.

Through human connection, backed by our InternMatch cloud-based technology we are creating employment opportunities for 10,000+ people and counting.