Professional Internship Program

Professional Internship Program

Gain work experience and bridge the gap between university and your career.

The Professional Internship Program can kick-start your career with online work-readiness modules and a professional internship that will improve your employability prospects.

Program participants spend time immersed in a host company alongside Australian professionals. The program consists of three online workshops with a 12 week full-time or part-time internship.

Navitas Professional and your host company will agree on a personalised training plan and allocate a mentor to you, so you, the participant, will get the most out of your internship and Australian workplace experience.

Program structure

The Professional Internship Program is a 16 week program consisting of three online work-readiness workshops and an internship placement.

  • Pre-commencement orientation session
  • Three online work-readiness modules*
  • 12 week full-time or part-time internship in your field of study
  • Exit interview
  • Graduation event

Participants may join the program at any time throughout the year.

If one of your goals is to improve your English skills, we can arrange for an English language study option either before or during your internship.

*Work-readiness modules must be completed in order to start your internship placement process.

Program inclusions

The following are all included in the Professional Internship Program.

  • Orientation session
  • Three online work-readiness modules
  • 12 week full-time or part-time professional internship
  • Unlimited access to LinkedIn Learning for the duration of your enrolment in the program
  • Free online PTE-A or IELTS English test preparation training
  • Internship training plan and appointed company mentor
  • The option to transfer interstate for your internship*
  • Access to custom-built resume platform, myNavCV
  • Career counseling; before and during the program and after graduation
  • All insurance required for the program
  • BSBWOR404 - Develop work priorities Statement of Attainment^
  • Navitas Professional Certificate of Completion

*Subject to availability.

^Not applicable for student visa holders.

Career outcomes

Professional Internship candidates will graduate with:

  • experience in job search techniques including LinkedIn profiles, resume and cover letter examples enhancing the conversion of your job application to interview
  • an understanding of the interview process including the types of questions to expect and how to frame answers according to individual experiences
  • realistic expectations relating to employment in the Australian workplace
  • an understanding of acceptable behaviour and practice in the Australian workplace relating to relevant Work Health & Safety (WHS) frameworks, workplace diversity, workplace codes of conduct, Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and discrimination
  • the ability to self-manage their daily work activities in a team environment
  • a solution-focus to workplace problems
  • an awareness of how to give and receive professional constructive feedback
  • an understanding of how to maximise the internship experience.


The three online modules** include:

  • Online module 1: Australian Workplace Culture - Succeeding in the Australian workplace by understanding culture, management and initiative
  • Online module 2: Communication, Teamwork and Diversity - Succeeding in the Australian workplace through communication, teamwork and diversity
  • Online module 3: Build your Digital Brand - Express your personal brand with your portfolio

Upon completion of the online modules you will be eligible to undertake an internship placement relevant to your field of study.

Throughout the program, a dedicated Internship Placement Coordinator will meet with you to discuss and assess your career goals, coach and help you prepare for your interview/s and find a suitable placement.

**Where appropriate, workshop content embeds performance criteria elements of the national Unit of Competency: BSBWOR404 - Develop work priorities in preparation for the vocational placement component of this program^.

^Not applicable for student visa holders.

Workplace experience placements

100% of our internship placements have been matched to our participants' professional background and future career goals.

*Some placements may attract a $300 specialty fee.

Our network consists of 4,600 industry partners; from multi-nationals and ASX 100 companies to small and medium sized businesses across a range of industries. Our wide network enables us to tailor your internship experience to meet your career goals.

Internships can be sourced across a range of industries, including:

  • Accounting
  • Architecture
  • Banking
  • Biological research
  • Charities and non-profit
  • Engineering
  • Environmental science
  • Event management
  • Finance
  • Human resources
  • Information technology
  • Insurance
  • Interior design
  • Logistics
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing
  • Media and communications
  • Public relations
  • Sales
  • Telecommunications

Please contact us to find out more.

The work experience placement component of this course includes summative assessment according to performance and knowledge assessment criteria specified in BSBWOR404 Develop work priorities^. 

This is integrated throughout our authentic internship selection process that will build your confidence in key job seeking stages and experience real world workplace selection process. Once your placement is successful, an agreed personalised internship training plan, with your host company, will be developed and allocated supervisors will mentor and support you throughout your placement.

A mid-internship assessment and post-internship review will be conducted; ensuring participants receive valuable feedback on their progress and workplace skill development. 
Upon successful conclusion of the program students will receive a Certificate of Completion and ongoing career support.

^Not applicable for student visa holders.

Quality and compliance

Our focus on quality ensures you receive the most up-to-date job training and advice, and the maximum benefit from your internship experience.

  • Our training and assessment practices are fully compliant under ASQA Standards for Registered Training Organisations
  • Navitas Professional Training Pty Ltd is a registered training organisation RTO: 21663
  • All Navitas Professional trainers hold a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment or higher, and a minimum Certificate IV in a relevant vocational qualification
  • Navitas Professional trainers are experienced working in the Australian workplace and provide excellence in teaching adults utilising best practice adult learning techniques
  • Business Development Consultants interview all applicants to assess suitability for the program and internship placements
  • Internship Placement Coordinators perform a minimum of one workplace progress assessment during each internship
  • All Navitas Professional graduates are surveyed for student satisfaction on completion of the Professional Internship Program

Entry requirements

Local and international graduates are qualified to participate in the Professional Internship Program, if they satisfy the following requirements:

  • have recently completed* or currently be enrolled in and have completed at least one year course of study related to your placement field and/or maintained professional currency
  • be an Australian citizen or hold a suitable visa
  • be a native English speaker or demonstrate English language proficiency to a minimum PTE-A score of 50, IELTS band score 6.0 or equivalent

For more information about visas and program advice, please contact your local Navitas Professional office.

*No more than 24 months ago.

Locations and start dates

The Professional Internship Program is offered in:

Each campus has weekly start dates, so that you have a choice to start the program at any time.