Professional Pathways Australia

Professional Pathways Australia, a division of Monash University, is committed to supporting international students, graduates and high school leavers to fulfill their career ambitions.

Through our extensive networks and partner programs across Australia, Professional Pathways Australia organises Gap Year internships for high school leavers as well as professional internships for university students and graduates. Learn the fundamentals of working in a specialised field associated with your current or future study.


Gap Year Internships for High School Leavers

While travelling is a great experience, many people see benefits in spending some of their year abroad engaging in activities that will improve their career and/or study prospects when they return home. An internship can easily be added to your travel plan and is an excellent opportunity to do something which will be recognised by potential future employers. International work experience is highly regarded by businesses and can also enhance your future college application.


What is a Gap Year?

A gap year usually involves taking some time off between finishing high school and starting university/college or joining the workforce. Many people choose to travel during this time and try different experiences before they make decisions about what to study or where to work.

Of course, there will also be plenty of time for fun! PPA can arrange day tours and weekend trips, and we host regular social nights where you can meet other interns and sample the local nightlife.

Some of the benefits of participating in a PPA Gap Year Internship Program include:

  • Gaining real world experience to improve your CV or university/college application
  • Learning about your industry of interest before you commit to studying
  • Demonstrating your independence through living abroad
  • Making friends from all over the world
  • Developing professionalism and an understanding of the workplace
  • Making industry contacts
  • Obtaining a statement of service or reference from an Australian company
  • Demonstrating your initiative and ability to take on new challenges
  • Learning to deal with different situations and people
  • Gaining cultural understanding and experience in a different country



Gap year internships are available in Marketing, Business Admin, Event Management, HR, Tourism & Travel, Sport & Fitness, Hospitality and Non-for-profit.



High school leavers who are eligible for the Working Holiday Visa for Australia.


Professional Internships for University Students and Graduates

Professional internships in Australia are unpaid practical workplace training placements, lasting from 4 weeks to 6 months, depending on your needs and your visa eligibility. We can arrange your internship in Australia to meet your university requirements. You will be allocated a dedicated placement consultant whose task it is to find the internship placement which meets your requirements.



Internships are available in most fields including advertising, marketing, finance, fashion, law, engineering, business admin, HR and much more.



Students need at least 1 year studies in the field and be eligible for the Working Holiday visa or the 416 visa.

Duration / Dates

Gap year internships: 4 and 12 weeks
Professional Internships: 4 weeks to 6 months
Both programs are open all year long with 8 weeks notice prior to the start date.

Costs / Pay

Gap Year internships: AUD 1,200
Professional Internships: Depends on duration and category field. From $1500 to $2000

Contact / Enquiry

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