You will have the opportunity to apply knowledge and skills gained through your business degree program to a complex regional challenge in this interdisciplinary project-based course. Project teams explore innovative responses to co-create sustainable value for businesses and communities. Cultural learning and on country meetings with community and local organisations will give you a unique introduction to business in a regional town. You will develop and demonstrate versatile communication, agile and inclusive team-work, independent critical thinking, active problem-solving and leadership.

Course Highlights

  • Network with industry leaders with our company partners while working in small student-interdisciplinary teams.
  • Develop skills in teamwork, problem solving, design thinking and communication. 
  • Work and learn as part of a student consulting team, supported throughout by an industry mentor, your lecturer and the Career Accelerator team. 
  • Stay and learn for two weeks on location in regional NSW.

Dubbo (Term 2B 2024)

Spaces on this program are limited. Applications for this program will close when all places are filled.

The final date to lodge an application is Sunday 21st April.

This for-credit course takes you to regional NSW, where as part of a small consulting team, you will address genuine business issues faced by our industry partners. 

Commitments to this course include attending four pre-departure workshops; the two-week-long in-regional NSW placement, where you will work on-site in the company office; formal assessments throughout to further your learning and understanding; and a post-placement debrief session. 

Explore how Regional Business Practicum COMM3020 can add value to your future career here. 

  • 7th August to 24th August.

    During this course you will spend two weeks in Dubbo.

    Your accommodation will be booked by the Career Accelerator team once you have paid your deposit and been enrolled in the course. To help build community on the program, all students on this program will stay in the UNSW provided accommodation.

    Rooms will be shared, with 2 students of the same gender being allocated per room. Students who wish to have their own room will be charged an additional fee. 

    Pre-departure workshops:

    As part of the Regional Business Practicum you are expected to attend 4 pre-departure workshops in person, these will appear in your T2B timetable. These workshops will include your team allocation, an introduction to your host company, guest speakers from industry and a pre-departure briefing to help you succeed during your time overseas. 

    Post-experience debrief:

    Upon returning to Sydney, there is a debrief session to reflect on your internship, provide feedback, and discuss how to articulate your experience for future career success. 

    This session will not appear in your timetable. You will be advised of the date, time and location of this workshop during your pre-departure sessions.

  • Regional Business Practicums are available to UNSW undergraduate students enrolled in a single or dual Commerce, Economics, Actuarial Studies or Information Systems program who:

    • Have completed a minimum of 72 UoC by the commencement of this course 

    • Have room in their degree for this course

    • Are in good academic standing  

    • Have completed Career Accelerator: Essentials (Student-enrolment key: Career_Accelerator) OR COMM1999 myBCom First Year Portfolio

    • You must be able to attend the 4 pre departure workshops

    • You must be able to travel to regional NSW location during the placement dates

    This course may count as a UNSW Business School Free Elective OR as a major elective within some majors. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that 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.  

    Special consideration will be given for any potential exam clashes due to undertaking this course.

    As enrolment is restricted, you're unable to enrol yourself into this course. The UNSW Business School will enrol eligible students who have been notified of their acceptance into this course.

  • Program cost is $2500 which includes program costs, orientation activities, transport to and from Dubbo, and accommodation.

    Course fees and living costs, like food and additional transport, are separate and must be covered by you.

  • This course is graded on a Satisfactory (SY)/Unsatisfactory (FL) basis. Please refer to the course handbook for detailed assessment information.


Please consult the most up to date UNSW Handbook for full course details.

For further enquiries, please email us.