We’ve been connecting international students to professional work placements in Perth for over 15 years. During that time we’ve formed relationships with some of the City’s top organisations, and have earned a solid reputation amongst past students for laying the foundation for what becomes an incredible experience abroad for them both personally and professionally.
Professional Internship Placements
We offer professional placements to all students qualifying for a 417 or 462 Visa wanting to gain work experience in their specific academic field. We cater to most industries in Perth and all internships are confirmed with a company cover letter before arrival of the student. All positions are customized to the student’s individual needs and career goals or university requirements and are therefore unpaid positions.
Upon successful completion of the internship all students will receive a reference letter to use for their future career. All positions are based in Perth unless a partner company makes an offer to do the internship in one of their other outlets if the position is more suitable there.
The internship length ranges from a minimum of 4 weeks to a maximum length of 26 weeks. We do however encourage a minimum of 8 weeks to make the most out of the internship. An intermediate level of English is required to start the program and can be established by doing a course at our Educational Partner PICE before commencing the internship.
Internship Candidates can choose from the following areas of placements:
- Aged Care (Nursing Homes)
- Art (different positions at a museum)
- Alzheimer´s Research
- Biology (Immunology, Microbiology)
- Business Administration
- Chemistry (Lab)
- Chemistry Management
- Civil Engineering
- Civil Law
- Credit Risk Analysis
- Customer Service
- Electrical Engineering
- Environmental Studies
- Event Management
- Experimental Immunology
- Food Chemistry
- Food Safety / Food quality assurance
- Game design (IT)
- Genetics and Epidemiology
- Graphic Design
- Human Resources
- Interior Design
- Marine Biology
- Mechanical Engineering
- Mechatronics Engineering
- Medical Instruments
- Molecular Ophthalmology
- Medical research
- Nutritional Dietetics
- Occupational Therapy
- Pharmaceuticals and Research
- Pharmaceutical marketing and sales
- 3 D Printing (commercial)
- Quality Management
- Renewable Energy
- Sustained environmental protection
- Social Work
- Sport management
- TV Production
Eligibility and Requirements
Students aged 18-30 years must be enrolled at an academic course or have just finished their degree, and must be eligible for a 417 or 462 visa.
A minimum of intermediate English level (IELTS 5,5 or B2) is required to start the internship program, and students must enrol in a 2 week English course at PICE to prepare them for internship.
All students with an IELTS test result below a 5,5 / B2 level are offered to complete an English test to determine how much English classes are needed to get to the minimum B2 level.
A complete application is needed to start the placement process with a minimum advance time from of 2-6 months. The internship can be a minimum of 6 weeks and a maximum of 26 weeks. Please contact us for further details and prices.
Fair Work Australia
There are clear guidelines issued by Fair Work Australia for Unpaid Work Experience & Internships and we assure that we are comply with them in every way. Lawful unpaid work is defined by them to include work trials, volunteer work, work experience and internships and a vocational placement as defined under the Fair Work Act 2009. Unpaid work is lawful if it is a genuine work experience, vocational placement or volunteering arrangement. Please visit www.fairwork.gov.au for more information.
In Australia for the first time? We offer airport pick up upon arrival and direct transfer to the accommodation to ensure a smooth arrival at the destination.
As part of a travel organization we offer a variety of options for every budget in hostels, long stay hotels, in a shared house or with a host family. Prices for hostels/hotels are available on request and depend on the travel dates and availability.
If students would like to immediately work on their English skills while becoming a part of the daily life of an Australian family providing an insight into culture and we would recommend a homestay. All homestay providers are hand selected hosts who enjoy the cultural exchange and will ensure the student is prepared for their business life in Australia and will be matched according to each individuals requirements and the location of the internship.
417 Working Holiday Visa
The working holiday Program provides opportunities for people between 18 and 30 to holiday in Australia and to supplement their travel funds through incidental employment. The visa allows a stay of up to 12 months from the date of first entry to Australia, regardless of whether or not you spend the whole time in Australia.
Applicants from the following countries can complete an internship on the WHV for a maximum of six months:
- Cyprus, Republic of
- Hong Kong*
- Ireland, Republic of
- Korea, Republic of
- United Kingdom
*Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China (includes British National Overseas passport holders).
The applicant must provide Australian Internships with evidence of the WHV prior to the internship start date.
Please refer to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website for more information: www.border.gov.au
462 Work & Holiday Visa
The work & holiday Program provides opportunities for people between 18 and 30 to holiday in Australia and to supplement their travel funds through incidental employment.
The visa allows a stay of up to 12 months from the date of first entry to Australia, regardless of whether or not you spend the whole time in Australia.
Applicants from the following countries can complete an internship on the W&H Visa for a maximum of six months:
- China, People’s Republic of
- Slovak Republic
The applicant must provide Australian Internships with evidence of the W&H Visa prior to the internship start date.
There is an annual limit to the number of Work and Holiday visas issued to each country. Please refer to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website for more information: www.border.gov.au
In cooperation with our own travel agencies in Germany and in Australia we are able to offer special deals for any kind of travel product in and outside of Australia.
We also offer tours departing from Perth especially for students and offer special rental car packages including the highest insurance cover for the lowest price.
Contact us at sandra@Cosmotravel.com.au for all your travel needs within Australia or departing Australia.