You are responsible for securing your own Co-op position. But don't worry, there's plenty of help along the way.
If you have already found an industry placement, then please continue onto to this page.
Before you start applying for roles
Attend your Co-op Induction Day held on 11th July and offered once each semester (dates and locations will be advertised on the Events page).
Attend Co-op and careers events and workshops. You will receive invitations on your student email address once you have registered. Make sure you also keep an eye on the page above.
There are a range of events that you can attend, including Resume Checks, Job search strategies, networking sessions and more! Click the button below to learn more.
Prepare for submitting job applications:
- Preparing a strong resume and cover letter
- Researching different ways to find jobs
- Practicing interviewing
Impressions Matter. Especially when you are searching for a job.
Set up a voicemail service and record a professional voicemail message - do not use the service that converts message to text. These can be frustrating for employers and it does not always relay information accurately. E.g. "Hi, you've called XX. Sorry I'm not available to take your call, please leave me a detailed message and I'll respond to you when I can"
Ensure that you answer the phone in a clear and professional manner. Using your name when you answer is always a good idea. Something as simple, “Good morning, this is Jane,” or "Hello, this is John speaking," is appropriate. It is also a good idea to remember the name of the person that is calling you.
Ensure that your email is conveyed in a professional tone AND make sure you have an appropriate personal email account from which to apply for positions. limp_bizkit99@hotmail may have seemed like a good idea at the time, but firstname.lastname@example.org gives a much more professional impression.
Where to search for a job
You should begin your search using the following sites:
- RMIT Career Hub
- RMIT Jobs on Campus
- Company Websites
- Job Sites e.g. Seek, CareerOne
- Your own networks of family, friends and contacts
Be creative! If you see an advertised role that may be on-going, call the employer and discuss the opportunity to be considered as a Co-op student!
We can't stress enough that you must apply for every relevant opportunity you can.
The process is very competitive and students may get ten, twenty or more unsuccessful applications. Don't let this deter you, you need to be resilient and ensure that every application you put in is the best it can be so you can secure a fantastic position!
- Full time (Mon-Fri)
- 8-12 months in duration
- Paid in accordance with Fair Work Australia
- Duties must be in line with your degree program
You must let us know once you have secured a placement. To do this, please follow the steps in the Placement Approval section.
If you do not notify us, your placement will not be assessed and you will fail the subjects.
- It is vital that you read all emails from email@example.com as it's important info for you.
- Ensure you attend as many events and sessions as we invite you to, to increase your chances of getting a role.
- Utilise the services available to you as an RMIT student (https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/life-and-work-opportunities)
- Put in the time and hard work to put in as many top quality applications as you can then it's only a matter of time until you get a role!
- You might even be offered an ongoing role by the employer who takes you for placement which has happened for many of our Co-op students.
Once you have secured your internship, you are ready to finalise your application. Please click the button below to continue.