Virtual Australia placements

Australia offers a range of virtual placements you can do from home

Our virtual Australia placements enable you to gain professional work experience with a real Australian company without needing to apply for visas, and spending money on international travel and living costs.

Your Virtual Australia placement

Virtual placements, also known as remote placements or online placements, are becoming more popular globally.

A virtual placement or virtual internship is a work placement where an intern gains professional work experience and training while not physically at the host company’s location.

All communication between the intern and company is carried out via online platforms such as Zoom, email, WhatsApp, webinars, MS Teams, Google Hangouts and various other communication & project management programs.

We are pleased to offer virtual internship opportunities in the following industries:

  • Accounting
  • Administration
  • Engineering
  • Graphic and Web design
  • Finance
  • HR
  • IT / Software development
  • Logistics
  • Marketing / Online marketing / Social media
  • PR & Communications

Who can join a Virtual Australia placement?

Virtual Australia placements are available to students, graduates and career breakers of any nationality.

Requirements include:

  • Strong English level
  • Reliable internet connection
  • Basic skills and / or experience in your chosen industry
  • Familiar with online communication platforms like Zoom
  • Self-motivated and well organised
  • Prompt response to the host company’s questions
  • Flexibility to fit in with the host company’s business hours for the weekly  video call with your work supervisor (other working hours are flexible)

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Benefits of a Virtual Australia placement

There are many benefits of doing a virtual or remote placement.

These include:

  • No visa limitations because no international travel required 
  • Gain real work experience
  • Develop your skills and industry knowledge
  • Save money on flights, visa, travel insurance
  • Add an Australian host company to your CV
  • Make contacts for the future
  • Flexible working hours – fits in with your life at home
  • Flexible number of days / week – available 2, 3, 4 or 5 days / week
  • Flexible location
  • Continue studying or working alongside the internship
  • Open to all ages
  • Become part of the global online workforce
  • Can be arranged within 1 to 2 months 

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We keep our process simple to make it fast, secure and easy for you and us.

What training and support can I expect?

Initial training and weekly video calls are part of the experience.

We’re not trying to pretend that doing a virtual Australia placement is exactly the same as going to Australia and working in the host company’s office every day. Of course it’s not!

However, since Covid-19 it’s become normal for many people to work from their homes and for a lot of communication to be over video calls.

You will be part of this global online workforce.

You will still have a nominated work supervisor who will give you initial training at the start of your remote Australia placement. They will also have at least a weekly call with you to give feedback on your work and discuss your tasks and progress.

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Virtual online Australia placements - Placement Year International

Prices & what’s included

It’s important to be clear what you’ll pay and receive in return.

We charge a £200 ($300 USD) Acceptance Fee to ensure your commitment to the programme. This is 100% refundable if we can’t arrange a suitable Remote placement.

Our Placement Fee depends on the duration of your placement:

  • 2 months: £750  ($1,000 USD)
  • 3 months: £900  ($1,200 USD)
  • 4, 5 or 6 months: £1,200  ($1,650 USD)
  • 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 or 12 months: £1,500  ($2,000 USD)

What’s included:

  • Professional work placement with a host company in Australia
  • Tailor-made role according to your work preferences
  • Flexible hours (2, 3, 4, or 5 days / week)
  • Detailed role description
  • CV & interview training 
  • Video interview with your host company
  • Agreement signed with your host company
  • Monthly group video call to get updates and ask questions 
  • Pre-placement training with our UK staff to help you prepare
  • Ongoing training and feedback from your host company
  • One weekly voice or video call with your host company supervisor in Australia
  • Support from our friendly expert staff before & during placement
  • Certificate of completion
  • References

How do I apply?

It's easy and quick!

Complete our short application form including uploading your CV and Cover Letter. Please clearly state in your Cover Letter which destination and type of placement you are interested in.

Got more questions? Send us a message!

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Complete our short inquiry form and we’ll come back to you quickly with an answer.

Please clearly state which destination and type of placement you are interested in.

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