Internships and Vocational Placements

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) subjects are designed to provide students with professional experience in an area related to their field of study or the career they are working towards. The aim of providing industry-specific opportunities is to enable you to develop skills that will enhance your prospects of gaining meaningful employment and building your career for the future.

News and opportunities

While most work placement opportunities are identified by students themselves, occasionally internship opportunities arise and are listed here.

Esther completed a vocational placement with Tract Consultants.

We study for so many years in an academic environment that it’s easy to lose sight of the end goal - a career. The MSD Vocational Placement subject allows you to sample your chosen profession, which is invaluable. Esther Zeibell, Master of Landscape Architecture

Elective internship subjects


Bachelor of Design

Bachelor of Environments

ABPL30064 Humanitarian Design Internship

Quota subject, Summer term
Applications are now open until 31 December, 2022

Bachelor of Design

Bachelor of Environments

ABPL30068 Design Internship

Available in Semesters 1 & 2

200 credit points of undergraduate study in BDES or BENVS is required.
Students are responsible for finding their own internships

Master of Architecture

Master of Landscape Architecture

Master of Property

Master of Urban Design

Master of Urban Planning

ABPL90307 MSD Vocational Placement subject

Available in Semesters 1 & 2 and Summer term
100 credit points of graduate study required

Master of Urban and Cultural Heritage

ABPL90360 MUCH Heritage Industry Internship

Available in Semesters 1 & 2 (25 points)

ABPL90381 Urban and Cultural Heritage Internship

Available in Semesters 1 & 2 (12.5 points)

Master of Construction Management

ABPL90434 Construction Management Internship

Available graduate study required in Semesters 1 & 2 and Summer term (25 points)  100 credit points of graduate study required.

Apply now

ABP is now using SONIA to manage all university WIL subject activities. Please log onto and then click on  Faculty of Architecture, Building & Planning.

Please use the following instructions to get started, using your personal unimelb login details.

How to apply

The following steps are for students applying for ABPL90307 MSD Vocational Placement. Seperate instuctions are available for ABPL90434 Construction Management Internship.

Step 1 Log onto SONIA

Please log onto and then click on Faculty of Architecture, Building & Planning. You can also download the Sonia for Students app on your phone.

Step 2 Join your Internship group

Use these instructions to find and join your internship group

(eg 2023 – Semester 1 ABPL90307 MSD Vocational Placement)

Step 3 Forms

Complete the Vocational Placement Risk Assessment form on SONIA. This form will be reviewed and once approved, you will be notified of any next steps. There may be more forms to complete depending on the WIL subject you are in.

Step 4 Wait for you Letter Agreement

The faculty will draw up a Vocational Placement Letter Agreement, the legal agreement between the University of Melbourne and the Host Organisation. Your placement is not insured and cannot begin until the Letter Agreement has been signed.

N.B. This step is for the faculty to complete, the student does not need to do anything at this point.

More information

Please email with any questions or to arrange a meeting for further discussion.

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