How do ArtSS Career-Ready paid placements work?

We believe that Arts and Social Science students are the leaders of the future. With the ability to reseasrch, synthesise information, communicate ideas, and manage complexity, our students come to the workforce prepared for critical engagement with the problems of the future and the ability to flourish in an age of uncertainty.
At ArtSS Career-Ready we ensure the best possible placement experience for students and our host organisations. We collaborate with partner organisations to create placement opportunities that unleash the creative and intellectual potential of arts and social sciences students. Our ArtSS Career-Ready team selects a shortlist of the highest calibre applicants, integrating our application calls with our host organisations’ recruitment processes.
We also offer students unique opportunities to attend career-focused events and tailored programs run by the University’s Careers Centre that build their work-ready skills and prepare them for a life beyond university.

Paid placement options*

  • Summer placements
    Commence the last week November, after the University's official examination period, and ending the week before Semester 1 in late February/early March (approximately 3 months)
  • Winter placements
    Commence the first week of July and end the last week of July
  • Semester placements
    Two days per week during semester and over the University breaks. Placement days will vary to facilitate the student’s enrollment schedule. Duration negotiable between ArtSS Career-Ready and the host organisation.

*Dates may vary slightly from year to year.

Our partner organisations

The following organisations have hosted students in paid placemetnsThe program has placements and industry workshops with the following organisations: