Macquarie's Co-op programs

Macquarie's Co-op programs

Become a Co-op student

Be financially-supported to develop professional skills and network for your future

About Co-op

The Cooperative Education program will provide you with the opportunity to improve your employability outcomes and professional networks (see becoming a Co-op partner).

As a Co-op student, you'll alternate between classroom studies with practical workplace experience, while receiving financial support from our partner organisations.

Macquarie University’s Co-op Programs

We currently offer two Co-op programs at Macquarie University.

Actuarial Studies Co-op (download Actuarial Studies brochure)

Accounting Co-op (download Accounting brochure)

Why Co-op?

Undertaking practical experience with leading organisations means you’ll develop in-demand skills such as communication, creativity, ethical practice and leadership. Your learning will be further enhanced via classroom-based reflective tasks designed to prepare you for the real-world workplace.

"Macquarie's Co-op Program gives me the opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge in a practical environment, thereby developing analytical, leadership and teamwork skills which I can leverage in my future career."

Annie Lin, 2019 Actuarial Studies Co-op student

“Macquarie's Accounting Co-op Program has given me the opportunity to explore a range of career pathways at three different organisations. The practical experience, mentoring and networking opportunities which are offered provides accelerated career progression enhancing my employability.”

Mathew Hildebrand, 2019 Accounting Co-op student

Current Actuarial Studies Co-op partners


Current Accounting Co-op partners

3MBerryEarnst and YoungEcholab
LeadenhallMazarsMetcashPKFKelly Partners

Who we’re looking for

  • High achieving students

    With leadership potential

  • Great communicators

    With problem-solving and teamwork skills

  • Motivated students

    Who are active in their schools and/or community

Program features

  • 15 months of placements with three different organisations
  • Receive financial support from Co-op partners
  • Explore a range of career options during placements
  • Four year mentoring and training program
  • Courses co-created with industry to prepare you for the future of work
  • Student and networking events

Current courses

Actuarial studies


Key dates for prospective students for 2021 cohort

1 Apr 2020 Applications open
25 Sep 2020 Applications close 5pm
18 - 19 Nov 2020 Interview preparation workshops
24 -26 Nov 2020 Interviews
1 Dec 2020 Conditional offers
18 Dec 2020 ATARs release and formal offers

How do I find out more?

Ask a question:
T: (02) 9850 6767

Have you arrived here as a potential Co-op partner?
Find out more about becoming a Co-op partner

Apply now

Content owner: Co-op and internships Last updated: 06 Aug 2020 9:35am

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