About the program

The BusEd Program brings businesses and educators together on projects in a range of areas, including website and software development, marketing, and business administration.

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If you’re a business owner, you’ll have access to specialist skills and resources to grow your business.

If you’re a student, you’ll get great knowledge and experience from people in the industry.

Since 2002 more than 600 Glen Eira businesses have benefitted from projects with educators including Monash University, Swinburne University, Holmesglen Institute, and William Angliss Institute.

When does the program run?

Projects run within the education curriculum, starting in semester 1 or 2. They can run for one semester (March to May or August to October) or two semesters (March to October or August to February).

Semester 1 applications open in January, and semester 2 applications open in June.

I’m a business owner — how do I get involved?

If you want your business to be part of the program, you must prepare a project brief in conjunction with our program co-ordinator. Partner institutions then select the briefs that best suit the students’ learning requirements.

Student teams work collaboratively with your business, with the support of their lecturers, and are assessed on how well their project meets your brief.

What are the costs to my business?

It is free to participate in the program. The only cost to your businesses is commitment. You must be prepared to invest your time in the projects to achieve the best possible outcome.

While partner institutions are committed to the success the projects, this isn’t guaranteed. But even if students don’t fully meet your brief, you should get some value from the experience.

I’m a student — what projects can I do?

Subject to availability, you can do a project in:

  • website, software or database development
  • information systems analysis
  • business planning
  • marketing and business research
  • event management.

We also offer administration student placements and a range of student internships.

Project availability depends on student enrolments and changing curriculum requirements. If you have an idea for a project, contact the BusEd program co-ordinator on 9524 3333.

Find out more

For more information, contact Strategic Economic Development Officer Suzette Sutton on 9524 3333 or ssutton@gleneira.vic.gov.au 


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