Industry Experience Program (Self-Sourced)(COMM2222)

Internships are an effective way to stand out in a competitive job market. Prospective employers are looking for graduates who can easily transition into the workplace, so the experience gained via internships is invaluable.  

COMM2222 is a unique model that allows you to gain recognition for a self-sourced internship. Explore with no limits and engage in an experience that will amplify your knowledge.  

In this course you are required to combine practical work experience with five academic workshops and formal assessment tasks throughout the term. 

Internships need to fit into an academic term to be eligible for course credit so there’s just a few things to check before you submit an application for the course. A self-sourced internship is eligible if the position is relevant to your degree, and approved by the UNSW Business School. 

Things your employer should know:

  • This is an academic course and you will need to complete academic assignments and workshops on top of your practical work
  • You are required to complete a minimum of 120 hours in placement during the term period
  • You are required to have at least one 30-minute meeting a week with your supervisor

Your company must agree to abide by the UNSW Work Integrated Learning Core Terms here and they are required to approve your placement before you are enrolled in COMM2222.

Let your supervisor know they will receive an email from the CA team verifying the position, then a second email from the Business Connect platform where they need to sign in and complete the WIL Agreement to approve your placement.

If your employer has any questions about the process, they can contact


  • Summer Term 2022- Expressions of interest close 5pm on 6th of December 2021
  • Term 1 2022- Expressions of interest close 5pm on 7th of February 2022. 

                                                                        2022 Placement Dates 




Term 1 

14 February 

22 April 

Term 2 

30 May 

5 August 

Term 3 

12 September  

18 November

For self-sourced placements outside of regular term period, please contact the Career Accelerator team to discuss potential eligibility. Please note, placements must align with the academic requirements of the course and therefore must not finish prior to week 8 of each term. 

Let’s see. You’re eligible for this program if you: 

  • You’ve completed a minimum of 72 UOC by the commencement of this course 

  • You have room in your degree for this course 

  • You are in good academic standing 

  • You have an up-to-date LinkedIn profile with a professional photo 

  • You have completed Career Accelerator: Essentials OR COMM1999 myBCom First Year Portfolio 
    (Login using student-enrolment key: Career_Accelerator) 

  • You have not completed DIPP1510, REGZ1510, COMM3101, COMM3202, COMM3302 or COMM2233 Industry Consulting Project 

  • You are not enrolled in the Co-op Program 

Important: The position must be relevant to your degree and approved by the UNSW Business School as meeting the relevant learning outcomes for the unit of study. 

This course may count as a UNSW Business School Free Elective OR as a major elective within some majors. It is your responsibility to ensure this course will count within your program requirements. It’s recommended you refer to your program handbook and the progression plans to understand your current progression and program. 

Making an application is easy, to have your internship considered login to Business Connect with your UNSW zID.

Your application must include:

Industry Experience Program Self Sourced

To view a more detailed user guide for the application process please click here

Assessment is satisfactory/unsatisfactory according to the standard UNSW scale.

  • Goal setting and preparation 20%
  • Reflective Journal 30%
  • Final report 50% (including 10% initial scope)