Get the most out of your experience here at UNSW Business School and find success in both the Australian classroom and workplace.

Australian Business Essentials offers you the opportunity to develop your professional communication skills and gain a good understanding of Australian workplace culture.

In Australian Business Essentials, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Develop your professional communication skills
  • Start or grow your professional network
  • Make lots of new social connections
  • Develop an understanding of Australian local and business culture

You’ll also receive acknowledgement of completion of the program on your AHEGS.

Applications for Term 1 2022 are now closed and will reopen for Term 2 early in 2022.  

Please note due to continuing COVID-19 restrictions, Australian Business Essentials may be delivered online in 2022

    • Pre-program activities, including an application interview that will help you with future internship or job applications
    • Fun and interactive workshops to develop your career skills
    • Opportunity to take part in an exciting volunteering experience and meet Australian locals
    • Immersion into a well-known Australian cultural experience 
    • Ability to undertake for-credit course COMM5008 Enterprise Skills upon successful completion of Australian Business Essentials (please note you must be in good academic standing and have space in your degree)
  • Good question. The program will run each term from O-Week to Week 6.  You’ll complete activities such as:

    • Pre-program application interview that will help you with future internship or job applications
    • Program launch event + final group activity
    • 2 x personal development workshops
    • 1 x volunteering experience which will give you an opportunity to meet Australian locals
    • 1 x immersion into a well-known Australia cultural experience
    • 2 x team check-ins

    You will also be able to take for-credit course COMM5008 Enterprise Skills upon successful completion of Australian Business Essentials (please note you must be in good academic standing and have space in your degree).

  • The program is open to UNSW Business School international students who:

    • Are enrolled in a postgraduate degree
    • Have not had professional work experience in Australia
    • Have completed Career Accelerator: Essentials modules
      - Login with student self-enrolment key: Career_Accelerator
    • Are in good academic standing
  • Australian Business Essentials (ABE) is a great program that helped me learn more about the Australian workplace. I liked the volunteering part of ABE the most as it provided me the chance to really communicate with local Australians and do something meaningful for my community. I also made some true friendships out of ABE.

    Cheng (Kris) Lou, Master of Financial Analysis

    Australian Business Essentials (ABE) helped me build my confidence and broaden my networks. Taking part in ABE is one of the best decisions I have made while studying at UNSW and I have to say my professional path started with this program.

    Yizhong (Alisa) Zhang, Master of Commerce (Extension)

    I have attended lots of programs before at university, but Australian Business Essentials (ABE) is the most interesting one. This program included various cultural and volunteering off-campus activities which was an excellent opportunity for me to experience true Aussie culture.
    I highly recommend international postgraduate students participate in ABE. The workshops and activities in this program are amazing and you won’t want to miss any of them!

    Jiahui (Isabella) Wang, Master of Professional Accounting

Questions?

For further information, please email careeraccelerator@unsw.edu.au