Prepare for your future career in art, architecture, planning or design by applying your skills and knowledge in a real-world context.

Undertaking a work placement or internship as part of your studies at UniSA will help you to build important networks by introducing you to practitioners working in your field. It is an important element of your studies and career development and will help you put what you have been learning into context.

Industry experience will also contribute to your personal development by helping you build on your confidence, interpersonal, communication and organisational skills.


Develop connections and build your industry network


Align your career goals with opportunities in the workplace


Gain insight into your industry and enhance your CV

Program details

  • blueprints-architect-house Architecture minus-thin plus-thin

    Students studying a Master of Architecture can undertake an internship, placement or industry-based project as one of their elective courses (GRAP 5004 AAD Internship). This involves undertaking a short-term work placement of 180 hours (approximately five weeks full-time or equivalent part-time) with an industry partner, with final work arrangements negotiated between the host organisation and the student. The main placement period is November–February, although placements may be undertaken outside this period if agreed by the University, the student and the industry partner. Placements are generally allocated through a competitive interview process.

    The aim of the architecture placement program is to provide students with specialised practical expertise in applying their discipline knowledge and skills within a work integrated learning environment, to compile the outcomes of that experience as a professional and transferable product, and critically reflect upon their experience.

    Students will apply advanced and specialised expertise to document and critically analyse the practical application of discipline-specific knowledge and skills in modern organisations and prepare for the transition to employment.

    The activities undertaken as part of the internship will focus on the development of professional skills, including professional communication processes and techniques, client liaison and interfacing with allied professions. Whilst it is anticipated that the majority of work undertaken will be project-based, the internship will also provide an opportunity for students to more broadly observe and analyse work practices and procedures in an architectural office, and to participate in other related activities such as site visits, meetings and research.

  • lounge-living-room Interior architecture minus-thin plus-thin

    Students studying the Bachelor of Interior Architecture are required to seek out and complete 120 hours of work placement during the third and fourth years of their degree (ARCH 2058 Interior Architecture Workplacement 1 and ARCH 3060 Interior Architecture Workplacement 2).

    The overall aim of the Interior Architecture Work placement courses is to provide students with practical and professional experience in the field of interior design and allied industries within a professional placement setting.

  • australia Urban and regional planning minus-thin plus-thin

    Students studying the Master of Urban and Regional Planning can elect to enrol in the course GRAP 5004 Professional Placement or Project and undertake a short-term work placement of 180 hours (approximately five weeks full-time or equivalent part-time) within an approved professional planning office.

  • feather Art and design minus-thin plus-thin

    Students studying any specialisation in the Master of Design program (including communication design, industrial design, interior design, design and construct, contemporary art and sustainable design) can undertake an internship as one of their elective courses (GRAP 5004 Professional Placement or Project). The aim of the internship is to extend students’ understanding of the professional practice through involvement in a range of activities within a structured placement.

    The duration of the internship is generally 180 hours (approximately five weeks full-time or equivalent part-time), with final work arrangements negotiated between the host organisation and the student. The timing of your internship is highly flexible and can be undertaken at any point in your studies.  

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