Support high achievers
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 2020, Macquarie University will offer the following courses as part of our Co-operative Education program (Co-op):
The Actuarial Studies Co-op has been developed as a scholarship model.
The Accounting Co-op has been developed as an employment model.
Co-op model overview
Boost your organisation's profile and leverage both our reputation and our network.
Be part of this innovative program and participate in its co-creation to ensure that it meets the changing needs of industry in an evolving world of work.
Engage with tomorrow's leaders
Benefit from the refreshing points of view of highly talented students.
Provide work experience – students participate in one three-month and two six-month workplace engagements during their course.
Assist students financially during their four-year course.
Participate in the selection of students into the course.
Actuarial Studies Co-op program
Our first Co-op program commenced in 2018 and is offered from 2020 as a Bachelor of Actuarial Studies with Professional Practice (Honours). Undertaking vocational placements with actuarial employers offers students opportunities to further develop their quantitative and professional skills outside the classroom.
Accounting Co-op program
Our second Co-op program, commencing in 2019, is offered from 2020 as a Bachelor of Professional Accounting and Bachelor of Professional Practice.
Additional Co-op programs
We plan to roll-out Co-op in additional disciplines, embedding professional practice subjects in some of our most reputable degrees. Future program selection is currently in progress.
Partner with us
We are seeking industry partners to participate in these future-focused programs. To find out more, please contact:
Associate Director Co-op and Internships
T: +61 2 9850 6485
E: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
“The Co-op program’s partners have the unique opportunity to co-create curriculum to prepare the next generation of future-focused professionals who are ready to respond to industry challenges. We are very excited about this next chapter of work integrated learning at Macquarie.”
Professor Kevin Jameson
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)