Engage with our bright and motivated students

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.

Macquarie University’s Cooperative Education (Co-op) program will provide you with the opportunity to host high-achieving students in your organisation on placements.

Our students bring with them outstanding communication skills, creativity, ethical practice and demonstrated leadership potential.

Here as a student? Find out more about becoming a Co-op student.

Our Co-op programs

We currently offer three Co-op programs at Macquarie University:


The Co-op program allows me to apply what I've learnt in the classroom as well as creating strong connections with leaders within the Accounting industry.

Demi Kavallaris 2019 Accounting Co-op student

Why partner with Co-op?

  • Increase brand recognition. Boost your organisation's profile by leveraging from our reputation and networks.
  • The programs employ an innovative approach, designed to meet the changing nature of work. Participate in the co-creation of this innovative, future-focused program.
  • Engage with tomorrow's leaders. Our highly talented students can bring refreshing new perspectives to your business.
  • networks and socialises with students and other industry partners
  • provides three industry placements for three different students over a total period of 15 months
  • provides financial support for students over four years
  • co-creates curriculum with students and university staff.


Sign up to become a Co-op partner


Attend welcome event


Host student visit to your organisation

Dec 2022 – Feb 2023

Host first student on placement


Post-placement presentation to partners

Jan–Jun 2024

Host second student placement

Jul–Dec 2024

Host third student placement


Post-placement presentation to partners


Final year of engagement with Co-op students

Partner with us

We are seeking industry partners in this future-focused program.

To find out more, contact the Co-op and Internships team.

Ben Odgers

We value being a part of Macquarie's Co-op Program as it gives us access to a pipeline of highly talented individuals with a skillset relevant to our profession.

Ben Odgers Associate Director at Macquarie Group

Actuarial Studies Co-op partners

Accounting Co-op partners