Business Internship elective

Use your spare elective to gain credit points for your work experience – whether face-to-face or online, paid or unpaid.

What is the Business Internship elective? 

RMIT higher education (HE) and vocational education (VE) students can use their spare electives to complete a paid or unpaid internship with the Business Internship elective, gaining valuable work experience and skills for your future career path.

The Business Internship elective is flexible and designed to suit your study load. Students can gain 12, 24 or 48 credit points, depending on which Business Internship elective you choose, and how many available electives there are in your course load.

If you’re already working or volunteering in a role that relates to your area of study, that’s great! You may be able to use this existing experience for your Business Internship elective.

When can I complete the Business Internship elective?

You can complete the Business Internship elective during three periods each year: 

  • Semester 1: March-June
  • Semester 2: July-October
  • Summer (Flex): November-February

How do I enrol in the Business Internship elective?

Step 1: Check if you have available elective/s in your study load. You can do this via Student Connect

Step 2: Choose the Business Internship elective that’s right for you: 

Undergraduate students can enrol in:

  • BUSM4471 – 120 hours of work experience for 12 credit points using 1 elective 
  • BUSM4608 – 240 hours of work experience for 24 credit points using 2 electives 
  • BUSM4671 – 480 hours of work experience for 48 credit points using 4 electives 

Postgraduate students can enrol in: 

  • BUSM4483 – 120 hours of work experience for 12 credit points using 1 elective 
  • BUSM4609 – 240 hours of work experience for 24 credit points using 2 electives 
  • BUSM4674 – 480 hours of work experience for 48 credit points using 4 electives 

Step 3: Log in to Enrolment Online and enrol in the Business Internship Elective subject you’ve chosen

Hear from students

Business Internship elective – Victoria

Victoria's internship helped her decide which direction she wanted to pursue in her future Marketing career.

Business Internship elective – Jeini

Through the Business Internship elective, Jeini gained confidence in an Australian workplace.

Frequently Asked Questions

For information on sourcing internships, visit Internships, Work Experience and WIL.

If the work you are doing provides a viable work-based application of your current study program it is likely to be suitable for the elective.

For example, if you are an accounting student, then a list of jobs or tasks on your position description should be things like: Research and financial data analysis, statement, accounts payable, reports, etc.

During COVID-19, limited permitted activities may be allowed to proceed. If your internship is considered a permitted activity, it should be conducted in line with the latest government health advice.

For the latest information on Internships and placements, refer to RMIT’s Coronavirus pages.

Need help?

For questions about eligibility, whether your current experience qualifies for the Business Internship elective, or other queries, contact Business Connect.

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