Support high achievers

Support high achievers

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Support the brightest students with industry placements.

As part of our transformative approach to education, we offer a work-integrated learning initiative – cooperative (Co-op) education.

Co-op programs allow high-achieving students the opportunity to enhance their practical skills as they alternate study with industry placements.

By offering talented students professional experience within your workplace, you’ll not only gain fresh perspectives from the brightest young minds, but also foster their comprehensive education and career preparation.

In 2019, Macquarie University will offer the following courses as part of our Co-operative Education program (Co-op):

Applications for 2019 are now open.

Partner benefits

Brand recognition
Boost your organisation's profile by partnering with Macquarie and leveraging both our reputation and our network.

Innovative approach
Be part of this exciting work-integrated learning initiative.

Future focused
This program is designed to ensure that it meets the changing needs of industry in an evolving world of work. Benefit from key stakeholder involvement in the co-creation of this program.

Engage with tomorrow's leaders
Our rigorous selection process ensures that only the highest calibre students enter our program. Benefit from their refreshing points of view.

Partner benefits model

Partner involvement

Industry placements 
Provide work experience – students participate in one three-month and two six-month workplace engagements during their course.

Financial support 
Assist students financially during their four-year course.

Selection process 
There is industry involvement in selecting students into the program, which considers only the highest calibre applicants.

Co-op disciplines and program rollout

2018: Actuarial Studies Co-op program
Our first Co-op program commenced this year and combines our esteemed Bachelor of Actuarial Studies with the degree of Bachelor of Professional Practice. Undertaking vocational placements with actuarial employers offers students opportunities to further develop their quantitative and professional skills outside the classroom.

Find out more about this flagship program and learn how you can benefit from engaging with our brightest students.

2019: Accounting Co-op program
Our second Co-op program, commencing in 2019, combines our Bachelor of Commerce-Professional Accounting with the degree of Professional Practice.

Find out how you can get involved in this exciting new program.

2019: Additional Co-op programs 
From 2019, we will roll-out additional Co-ops, which will combine the Bachelor of Professional Practice with some of our most reputable degrees. Final program selection is currently in progress.

Partner with us

We are seeking industry partners to participate in these exciting new programs. To find out more, please contact:
Emily Whitehouse 
Manager, Co-op and Internships
T: +61 2 9850 1961 
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“Macquarie’s Co-op program enriches the learning experience for some of our brightest students. Through work-integrated learning, students will develop valuable work and life skills to improve their future employability. Partner organisations will have the opportunity to gain fresh perspectives and new approaches to challenges. I’m excited about what we can achieve together through this initiative.” 

Professor Sherman Young
Pro Vice Chancellor 
(Learning and Teaching)

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