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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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As a business owner, participating in the BusEd program will give you access to specialist IT skills and business resources to grow your business with little or no cost.

Final year students are offered your business needs and are required to work on a solution. This allows students to gain real-life experience in the real business world.

Since 2002 more than 700 Glen Eira businesses have benefitted from projects with educators including Monash University, Swinburne University, Holmesglen Institute, and William Angliss Institute.

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

When does the program run?

Projects run within the education curriculum, starting in semester 1 or 2.   

Semester one runs from March to May with registration closing in February.

Semester two runs from July to October with registration with registration closing in June.

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

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

Complete the registration form.

Attend a registration session and discuss your individual business needs with the lecturers of various courses

Meet Students allocated to your business, guide them to meet your business needs

Engage regularly with students and lecturer to track progress of the project

Attend presentation of students’ work at the end of the semester.

What does it cost?

It is FREE to participate in the program. No fees to students or institutions are payable.  

You may incur the normal costs of setting up a service provider and a domain name if web development is your nominated project.

There is an expectation of commitment on your part , regular meetings with students and honest constructive feedback.  You must be prepared to invest your time in the projects to achieve the best possible outcome.

While participating 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.

Registration Sessions

13 February 2020             
Duncan McKinnon Reserve
Drop in Session 2pm – 7pm

  • Meet the Lecturers and discuss your projects at this session
  • Various Dates at Caulfield Library, Elsternwick Library, Bentleigh Library, Carnegie Library
  • Check each library for day and time
  • Various Glen Eira Community Centres will have registration information on display.

Find out more

For more information, contact Strategic Economic Development Officer Suzette Sutton on 9524 3333 or 


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