The internship component of the Professional Year Program provides an invaluable opportunity for graduates to turn theory learnt into practical experience, QIBA Interns gain relevant entry level experience from internships sourced from a diverse range of professional companies and organisations. QIBA enjoy meeting the expectations of our interns by sourcing high quality internships and providing a pathway to the first stages in the journey towards a professional career.
- 1. The Intern will be treated as any other employee of the host employer and is required to abide by the host employer’s:
- – Work practices
- – Workplace timetables, hours and punctuality
- – WHS policies and procedures
- – Codes of practice including behaviour, dress codes, confidentiality, courtesy and respect
- 2. The intern will be covered by insurance for injury as a consequence of internship workplace injury
- 3. The intern is able to cease internship and transfer to an alternative internship with permission from QIBA only if there is a genuine and valid cause to do so. Failure to adhere to host employer workplace requirements may lead to cancellation of the internship.
- 4. The intern is expected to work whilst receiving no salary or wage from the host employer
- 5. Interns agree to strict confidentiality in relation to any information relating to the host employer
- Prepare for and attend in a professional manner an internship interview with a host employer when requested by QIBA
- Follow punctuality and host workplace practices
- Follow professional and ethical codes of behaviour at all times
- Maintain regular contact with QIBA’s Iinternship Manager via email and telephone as required
- To work the minimum hours and weeks required by the QIBA Professional Year requirements
- Complete and return all internship documentation provided by QIBA prior to graduation of the Professional Year Program
- To give an oral presentation of the internship experience
Computer Science (ICT) – Hours
ICT student are required to perform 240 hours over a 12 week period (3 days per week for 12 weeks). Once notified, the intern must notify ACS of the start date of the internship to coincide with online work delivered by ACS to further enhance the internship experience. The internship can commence at any time during the Professional Year course dates but no later than the 30th week of the Professional Year Program.
Self sourced Internship / Employment
All Professional Year students are encouraged to source an internship and/or employment in their field whilst studying the Professional Year Program. In some instances if students are already employed in their field then they may use their paid employment as an internship. However, before any internship hours can be recorded the self found internship must be approved by QIBA Internship Manager prior to commencement by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with the full details of the business including, full business name, supervisor’s name, business phone number and email address. The Internship Manager will then contact the employer directly to ascertain if the duties being performed are suitable for the internship. If the internship is deemed suitable you will then be sent the appropriate paperwork.