The School of Design cultivates rewarding relationships with corporate, government and community partners.

The School of Design, Industry Partnerships and the WIL team can assist with a wide range of areas across industry.

Partnered projects

Partner a project

Partnered projects form a significant part of the School’s Work Integrated Learning (WIL) program. In a partnered project, students work on your real-world challenge, under the supervision of a lecturer as part of coursework.

Find out more about partnered projects

Engage a supervised project team

We assemble a small team of graduates or students to work on your short-term communication issue or project, under the supervision of a qualified researcher. This format can be used to prepare for, or extend on, a partnered project.

Engage a postgraduate research intern

Internships are funded by the industry partner and may attract government funding as well as R&D credits.   

Work with our researchers

Our School’s research centres, groups and labs have a national and international impact in their specialist areas.  Benefits include connections to outstanding researchers, access to collaborative funding schemes through the Australian Research Council, promotion of outcomes of research, as well as exposure to commercial opportunities. 

Internships and employment

Engage an intern

The School’s Work Integrated Learning program sees industry play a key role in education, training and work experience.

Find out more about internships

Offer a paid internship or internship award

A great way to attract the best talent to your organisation is to offer paid internships, or an ongoing internship award, such as the Adobe XD Awards

Hire a student or graduate

We welcome opportunities for student and graduate employment and can promote your opportunity directly to our students in specific degree programs.

To register a paid role, please complete our enquiry form.

Prizes and scholarships

Offer prizes, sponsorships, or scholarships

The School of Design acknowledges academic excellence by awarding prizes for outstanding student performance. In addition to awards and prizes, sponsorship opportunities also include named scholarships.

Industry advisors, mentors and speakers

Be an industry advisor

Industry Advisory Committees comprise members from relevant industry partners and bodies, as well as teaching staff. Committees work to deliver on program structure and content which reflects the changing nature of the design industry.

Speak to students

Our partners also frequently share their expertise in speaker programs for courses, studios and events.

Mentor a student

If you are an industry professional with leadership experience you can also support students to explore their career options in your field through RMIT’s Career Mentoring Program

Workforce training and development

Train your staff in our short courses

Our partners can benefit from training arrangements for their staff in our ongoing short course program.  Our program of short courses is specialised in all forms of writing, online communications, video and audio production, web and app design and more.

Browse our upcoming short courses.

Sponsor a PhD

Tap into the minds and skills of some of the brightest people around. PhD candidates may come from our cohort or from your existing staff. Industry partners help set the focus and scale of the PhD, can give access to primary source data for investigation, and can even be co-supervisors to ensure the PhD is achieving its aims. 

Companies we work with

  • ACMI
  • Adobe
  • ANZ
  • Australia Post
  • Australian Grand Prix Corporation
  • Australian National Academy of Music
  • Australian Red Cross
  • Bendigo Health
  • CERN
  • City of Casey
  • City of Melbourne
  • Creative Victoria
  • Lentara Uniting Care
  • Melbourne City Missions
  • Melbourne Festival
  • Melbourne Water
  • Metropolitan Waste Resource Recovery Group
  • Museums Victoria
  • Orygen Youth Health
  • Parks Victoria
  • Peter Mac Cancer Centre
  • NGV
  • Queen Victoria Market
  • Science Gallery Melbourne
  • Scienceworks
  • Seventh Gallery
  • Telstra
  • White Night
  • Wiradjuri Nations Citizens
  • Zoos Victoria


Need help? Our Work Integrated Learning team are here to help.

Text And Media Image
The idea of these kinds of appointments is to bring certain industry expertise and perspectives into the faculty, as well as create links outwardly.

Stuart Geddes - Industry Fellow PhD

aboriginal flag
torres strait flag

Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business. - Artwork created by Louisa Bloomer