The Study Melbourne Career Catalyst scholarship awards 15 talented international students with enrolment into the Work Readiness Program offered by Outcome Academy (RTO No.45564). 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.

As part of the Work Readiness Program, scholarship recipients will receive:

  • Upon successful completion, a nationally recognised unit of competency that provides the skills and knowledge required to work effectively in business environment
  • 12-week part-time internship with an Australian business in your field of study
  • Access to Outcome Academy – Interpersonal and technical up-skilling programs
  • 1-on-1 career coaching session (resume and LinkedIn review)
  • Dedicated InternMatch Placement Consultant to assist you on your internship journey

This Work Readiness Program is an outstanding opportunity to advance your career in Australia and gain valuable experience that will serve you well in the future.

How to apply

  • Record a short video (max 6min) of yourself answering the following questions
  • How will an internship kick-off your career?
  • What skills and attributes will you bring to your internship that will set you apart?
  • What skills and experience do you believe you will gain from an internship?
  • Submit your video, along with your current resume via the online application form

Applications are now closed and will reopen in May 2024.

Eligibility criteria

The Study Melbourne Career Catalyst Scholarship is only available to international students, currently studying or recently graduated (within the last 2 years) with a Victorian education provider.

Applications must meet the above criteria, and will be assessed based on their application submission response.

Applicants must be available to complete a 12-week internship part-time either in-person, virtually or hybrid, by the 30 June 2024.


What is the Work Readiness Program?

The Work Readiness Program contains all the components you need to feel prepared for the real-world work environment.

The Work Readiness Program offered by Outcome Academy (RTO No. 45564) has been specifically designed to enhance the employability of students and graduates.

The program ensures each individual gains relevant and valuable work experience in their chosen field across a diverse range of Australian companies.

The program offers a nationally recognised unit of competency that provides the skills and knowledge required to work effectively in business environments. It includes identifying and working to organisational standards, managing workload and working as part of a team.

This learning content coupled with our 12-Week internship will allow you to walk away from the program with the experience you need to kick-start your career.

What’s included:

  • Opportunity to gain a nationally recognised statement of attainment
  • 1-on-1 Career Coaching (Resume & LinkedIn Review)
  • Access to Outcome Academy – Interpersonal and technical up-skilling programs
  • Access to the InternMatch platform (to view and apply for internship opportunities)
  • 12-Week Internship (On-site / Remote / Solo and Group options available)
  • Fully insured during your internship
  • Dedicated InternMatch Placement Coordinator

What is an internship?

An internship is essentially a way to help a student transition from study to work. It is an incredibly powerful way for students and graduates to apply their learning and gain an understanding of what is needed in the working world.

Internships allow students and graduates to further develop their skills and provide valuable experience that will assist in gaining meaningful employment in their field of study.

If you are new to Australia and are looking for a job, an internship can provide you with local, relevant experience that can help you differentiate yourself from other applicants.

Internships are 12-weeks which is usually 20 hours per week part-time if offered during a university semester, or full-time if offered during the holiday breaks. Our team will work with you to find a time that works with your schedule, to complete your internship.

*Scholarship recipients must have undertaken and finalised their internship by 30 June 2024.

How long does it take to complete the Work Readiness Program?

On average, the learning content and Knowledge Assessments will take approximately 4 hours to complete.

Once you have completed the Knowledge Assessments, your dedicated InternMatch Placement Coordinator will contact you to start your internship placement process.

You will complete five assessments during your 12-week unpaid internship.

Students who successfully complete the program will receive a Statement of Attainment for BSBOPS201 Work effectively in business environments.

During the internship, you are required to complete one last module that is built around what you do and learn while on internship.

Once complete you will receive a unit of competency certificate for completing the program.

Is the internship component paid?

Internships as part of the Work Readiness Program are unpaid.

Depending on where you are looking to intern, globally, there are different rules and regulations. In Australia, Unpaid internships are legal only if they are part of a vocational placement as defined by the Fair Work Act 2009. Please see the Fair Work Australia website for more information on the rules around work experience and internships.

How do I record my video to submit?

You can record your short video application in a few different ways:

a) Using the camera function on your smart phone
b) Starting a meeting with yourself via Zoom, Teams or Google Meet and recording the meeting
c) Applications such as Loom or Canva allow you to record yourself

You can then save and download your recording and upload the file or link to the file (via Google Drive, Dropbox or Loom) via your online application form.