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

The School of Media and Communication, 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 communication issue, under the supervision of a lecturer as part of coursework.

Read 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 Steve Cairns Memorial Award

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 the enquiry form.  

Prizes and scholarships

Offer prizes, sponsorships, or scholarships

The School of Media and Communication 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

Program Advisory Committees (pacs) comprise members from relevant industry partners and bodies, as well as teaching staff. Pacs work to deliver on program structure and content which reflects the changing nature of the media and communications 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 over 40 Media and Communication 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. 

RMIT ABC Fact Check

The School of Media and Communication and ABC News have partnered in a joint publishing venture to produce the award-winning news service Fact Check.

The RMIT ABC Fact Check partnership is a nonpartisan, non-profit collaboration that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion around the public policy issues and debates.

It will scrutinise the factual accuracy of claims made by influential figures, including politicians, lobby groups and organisations made in TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews and news releases.

RMIT ABC Fact Check researches and publishes Fact Checks and Fact Files with content published through the ABC's Digital platforms.

It is headed by Director Russell Skelton, a Walkley Award-winning journalist who founded and ran the original ABC Fact Check from 2013 until mid-2016.

Journalism academic staff, students and alumni are working with the team to research the emergence and value of Fact Check journalism in today's media landscape.

The assembled RMIT ABC Fact Check team are an anchor tenant in the new RMIT Media Precinct, an industry-leading studio, teaching and production facility.

The partnership aspires to apply the best practices of both journalism and academic scholarship to further public knowledge and understanding.

Fact Check on Facebook

Venues and facilities

Work with us in our venues and facilities

The School of Media and Communication boasts state of the art facilities and equipment suitable for industry collaborative projects and research.  These include television and green screen studios; sound recording studios and on-air radio studio; multiple edit suites, games labs and the multi-purpose Radio Theatre.  The media precinct in RMIT’s New Academic Street (NAS) delivers additional specialist facilities.

Participate in our events

RMIT students showcase their talent at nearly 40 events throughout Melbourne between October and December. Industry are invited to end of year exhibitions, screenings, performances and panel discussions for our certificate, diploma, degree and postgraduate students, including our hugely successful ‘Pitch Night’ for the advertising industry.

Companies we work with

Corporate:  AAP, Adidas, AFL, CHE Proximity, Coles, Cricket Victoria, Deloitte, Dentsu Aegis Network, Domain Group, Grand Hyatt, Hawthorn Football Club, IBM, KPMG, Prophet, RACV, Wunderman

Community and Social:  Cystic Fibrosis, Fitted for Work, Fitzroy Legal Service, Lentara Unitingcare, Joy 94.9 FM, Save the Children, Sesame Workshop, UNICEF, Winda-Mara Aboriginal Corporation, YGAP

Government:  Department of Environment , Land, Water and Planning,  Meat Market, Melbourne Water, Melbourne Zoo, Victorian Equal Opportunity & Human Rights Commission, Victorian National Parks Association

Media and Agencies:  ABC, Affirm Press, Allen and Unwin, Australian Directors Guild, Channel 31, Fox Sports, Emerging Writers Festival, Keep Left, Matchbox Pictures, Mushroom Promotions, Network Ten, News Corp, Ogilvy, Passion Pictures, Plot Media, RRR, SBS, Screen Futures, Seven Network,  The Age, Tin Man Games ,Universal Music, Warner Music, WIN TV  


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

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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

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