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ACS Foundation Graduate Programs & Internships

The ACS Foundation is a non-profit organisation which organises relevant industry placements through Internships for students who have a passion and interest for technology and would like to get valuable experience before they graduate. A key aspect of this is our partnership with over 200 Australian companies nationally. Through this partnerships we offer internships and placements to undergraduate and graduate students in ICT related degrees. Internships are a 3 way partnership between ACS Foundation, students and a host company as a way of building their future.

 
 
 
 

ACS Foundation

Closing in 6 days

Seeking a Java developer responsible for building Java based applications using Core Java, J2EE. Your primary responsibility will be to design and develop Web applications, and to coordinate with the rest of the team working on different layers of the infrastructure.

JOB TYPE

Graduate Jobs

LOCATION

Sydney

VACANCIES

1

ACS Foundation

Closing in 6 days

The company is seeking a .NET developer responsible for building .NET applications using C#, MVC and .NET Core.

JOB TYPE

Graduate Jobs

LOCATION

Sydney

VACANCIES

1

ACS Foundation

Closing in 22 days

Empired’s team of experts specialise in the design, development, and integration of business knowledge, information technology, and creativity to help forward-thinking organisations do better business, create the best experiences for their customers and their people.

JOB TYPE

Internships

LOCATION

Perth

VACANCIES

1

Past ACS Foundation Graduate Hiring Statistics

If you’re interested in working at ACS Foundation, understanding when they have opened up applications for their graduate programs, graduate jobs and internships is helpful knowledge to have so you know when you might need to apply. Use the below information to see when ACS Foundation hires graduates, but more importantly what graduate degree’s and other student attributes they target for their jobs.


Months

Jan 21Feb 21Mar 21Apr 21May 21Jun 21Jul 21Aug 21Sep 21Oct 21Nov 21Dec 21051015202 jobs3 jobs9 jobs10 jobs5 jobs7 jobs13 jobs2 jobs16 jobs20 jobs17 jobs16 jobs
  • count

Job types

  • Graduate Jobs (50%),

  • Internships (38%),

  • Entry Level Jobs (10%),

  • Scholarships (2%),

Disciplines

  • Accounting (3%),

  • Actuary (1%),

  • Administration (1%),

  • Agriculture (1%),

  • Architecture (1%),

  • ...show more

Locations

  • Melbourne (44%),

  • Sydney (38%),

  • Brisbane (14%),

  • Perth (9%),

  • Adelaide (4%),

  • ...show more

Work rights

  • Australian Citizen (100%),

  • Australian Permanent Resident (100%),

  • New Zealand Citizen (24%),

  • Australian Bridging Visa (1%),

  • Australian Skilled Migration Visa (485) (1%),

  • Australian Working Visa (1%),

Past ACS Foundation Graduate Programs & Internships

Check out some of ACS Foundation's past jobs they have posted on GradConnection over the last 12 months. Understanding the details about what a graduate employer is looking for well before applications have opened can sometimes be the edge you need to secure your first graduate program.


ACS Foundation

Closed

A leading Australian I.T. Solutions provider is seeking a self-starter to work with our consulting team and clients.

JOB TYPE

Graduate Jobs

LOCATION

Melbourne

VACANCIES

1

ACS Foundation

Closed

We were one of the first ever FinTech companies established in Australia. Our initial goal was to transform the way the superannuation industry did things. And we have played big part in making that happen.

JOB TYPE

Internships

LOCATION

Sydney

VACANCIES

1

ACS Foundation

Closed

This is a great opportunity for an intern to work and gain knowledge of the highly challenging and rewarding area of Information Security.

JOB TYPE

Graduate Jobs

LOCATION

Sydney

VACANCIES

1

ACS Foundation

Closed

We are seeking to appoint a Customer Service Representative with exemplary communication, written, and interpersonal skills to join our team. You will be providing varied duties including phone, email, and remote support to customers worldwide.

JOB TYPE

Internships

LOCATION

Melbourne

VACANCIES

1

ACS Foundation

Closed

The purpose of this role is to support the business with appropriate solutions that ensure operational efficiency and allow the business to maximise business opportunities.

JOB TYPE

Graduate Jobs

LOCATION

Melbourne

VACANCIES

1

ACS Foundation

Closed

The company is currently looking for junior developers to join their delivery teams. If you want to work in a truly agile environment with a strong engineering culture and cutting-edge tech stack, look no further.

JOB TYPE

Graduate Jobs

LOCATION

Melbourne

VACANCIES

2

ACS Foundation

Closed

The company is currently looking for junior developers to join their delivery teams. If you want to work in a truly agile environment with a strong engineering culture and cutting-edge tech stack, look no further.

JOB TYPE

Graduate Jobs

LOCATION

Hobart

VACANCIES

2

ACS Foundation

Closed

The key responsibilities of the Service Desk Analysts (SDA) are to provide call desk services and level 1 technical support to company customers and internal divisions.

JOB TYPE

Graduate Jobs

LOCATION

Melbourne

VACANCIES

1

ACS Foundation

Closed

The Desktop Support person provides various Desktop Managed Services provided to company customers. The Desktop Support person is also required to be involved in all escalated customer issues where required to provide a positive business outcome.

JOB TYPE

Graduate Jobs

LOCATION

Melbourne

VACANCIES

1

ACS Foundation

Closed

The internship will provide the candidate exposure and experience in working within a marketing team responsible for print and digital marketing channels, social media management, and marketing events.

JOB TYPE

Internships

LOCATION

Sydney

VACANCIES

1

ACS Foundation

Closed

A leading Australian I.T. Solutions provider is seeking a self-starter to work with our consulting team and clients.

JOB TYPE

Graduate Jobs

LOCATION

Sydney

VACANCIES

1

ACS Foundation

Closed

As a member of the Systems Support team, your core responsibility will be to deliver exceptional customer service and support to our internal staff as part of our Service Desk team.

JOB TYPE

Graduate Jobs

LOCATION

Melbourne

VACANCIES

2

ACS Foundation

Closed

Great opportunity to be part of one of Australia"s largest associations which are going through an exciting transformation program.

JOB TYPE

Internships

LOCATION

Sydney

VACANCIES

1

ACS Foundation

Closed

Our IT Support team assists in the development of our technologies as well as supporting our business systems.

JOB TYPE

Internships

LOCATION

Sydney

VACANCIES

1

ACS Foundation

Closed

The successful applicant will be involved in the design, development, implementation and support (24/7) of enterprise application integration and service orientated architecture solutions using java based middleware platforms.

JOB TYPE

Graduate Jobs

LOCATION

Melbourne

VACANCIES

1

ACS Foundation

Closed

We’ll provide loads of learning and support to help you make the most of the experience.

JOB TYPE

Internships

LOCATION

Sydney

VACANCIES

1

ACS Foundation

Closed

The aim of this internship is to provide real world Technology experience and support students in their transition into a workplace on completion of their studies.

JOB TYPE

Internships

LOCATION

Perth

VACANCIES

2

ACS Foundation

Closed

Empired’s team of experts specialise in the design, development, and integration of business knowledge, information technology, and creativity to help forward-thinking organisations do better business, create the best experiences for their customers.

JOB TYPE

Internships

LOCATION

Perth

VACANCIES

1

ACS Foundation

Closed

The aim of this internship is to provide real world Technology experience and support students in their transition into a workplace on completion of their studies.

JOB TYPE

Internships

LOCATION

Perth

VACANCIES

10

POSITION START DATE

Feb 2022 (approx)

ACS Foundation

Closed

The Empired six month paid Undergraduate Program is designed to give you real-world experience in line with your studies and kick start your future career.

JOB TYPE

Internships

LOCATION

Melbourne

VACANCIES

1

ACS Foundation

Closed

The internship will provide the candidate exposure and experience in working within a marketing team responsible for print and digital marketing channels, social media management, and marketing events.

JOB TYPE

Internships

LOCATION

Sydney

VACANCIES

1

ACS Foundation

Closed

The team are looking for an Analyst to join the team to bring knowledge of finance and data & analytics to combine with capability they will develop on the job in relation to Business Analyst work.

JOB TYPE

Internships

LOCATION

Sydney

VACANCIES

1

ACS Foundation

Closed

We are looking for recently graduated or soon to graduate Software Engineers who are motivated and driven team players with up to 2 years' experience.

JOB TYPE

Graduate Jobs

LOCATION

Melbourne

SALARY

$40,000-$55,000

VACANCIES

1

ACS Foundation

Closed

We are looking for a Graduate who can join our consulting team in providing IT solutions and managed services with an SRE approach.

JOB TYPE

Graduate Jobs

LOCATION

Brisbane

VACANCIES

1

accepts international

Yes

ACS Foundation

Closed

We are seeking to appoint a Customer Service Representative with exemplary communication, written, and interpersonal skills to join our team. You will be providing varied duties including phone, email, and remote support to customers worldwide.

JOB TYPE

Graduate Jobs

LOCATION

Melbourne

VACANCIES

1

ACS Foundation

Closed

If you want to work in a truly agile environment with a strong engineering culture and cutting-edge tech stack, look no further.

JOB TYPE

Graduate Jobs

LOCATION

Hobart

VACANCIES

1

ACS Foundation

Closed

If you want to work in a truly agile environment with a strong engineering culture and cutting-edge tech stack, look no further.

JOB TYPE

Graduate Jobs

LOCATION

Melbourne

VACANCIES

1

ACS Foundation

Closed

As a member of the Systems Support team, your core responsibility will be to deliver exceptional customer service and support to our internal staff as part of our Service Desk team.

JOB TYPE

Graduate Jobs

LOCATION

Sydney

VACANCIES

1

ACS Foundation

Closed

As a member of the Systems Support team, your core responsibility will be to deliver exceptional customer service and support to our internal staff as part of our Service Desk team.

JOB TYPE

Graduate Jobs

LOCATION

Melbourne

VACANCIES

1

ACS Foundation

Closed

As a member of the Systems Support team, your core responsibility will be to deliver exceptional customer service and support to our internal staff as part of our Service Desk team.

JOB TYPE

Graduate Jobs

LOCATION

Perth

VACANCIES

1

ACS Foundation

Closed

Assist the Security Analyst to provide Operational Support for the management of the IT security systems, components, and processes which proactively protect the integrity, confidentially and availability of corporate business Information.

JOB TYPE

Graduate Jobs

LOCATION

Melbourne

VACANCIES

1

ACS Foundation

Closed

The successful applicant will be involved in the design, development, implementation and support (24/7) of enterprise application integration and service orientated architecture solutions using java based middleware platforms.

JOB TYPE

Graduate Jobs

LOCATION

Melbourne

VACANCIES

1

ACS Foundation

Closed

The role involves creating and maintaining software as well as analysing, designing, coding, and configuring systems, and communicating with clients.

JOB TYPE

Internships

LOCATION

Perth

VACANCIES

1

ACS Foundation

Closed

You will be working with the Operational Technology and Hosting Services teams. The solutions you work on will provide control systems predominately but not limited to underground mining.

JOB TYPE

Internships

LOCATION

Perth

VACANCIES

1

ACS Foundation

Closed

You will be working with the Operational Technology and Hosting Services teams. The solutions you work on will provide reliable wired and wireless communications for underground mining and machinery.

JOB TYPE

Internships

LOCATION

Perth

VACANCIES

1

ACS Foundation

Closed

You will be providing varied duties including phone, email, and remote support to customers worldwide.

JOB TYPE

Internships

LOCATION

Melbourne

VACANCIES

1

SALARY

$38,000-$42,000

POSITION START DATE

Nov 2021 (approx)

ACS Foundation

Closed

This is a great opportunity for an intern to work and gain knowledge of the highly challenging and rewarding area of Information Security.

JOB TYPE

Internships

LOCATION

Sydney

VACANCIES

1

SALARY

$38,000-$42,000

POSITION START DATE

Nov 2021 (approx)

ACS Foundation

Closed

The successful applicant will be involved in the design, development, implementation and support (24/7) of enterprise application integration and service orientated architecture solutions using java based middleware platforms.

JOB TYPE

Graduate Jobs

LOCATION

Melbourne

ACS Foundation

Closed

We are seeking to appoint a Customer Service Representative with exemplary communication, written, and interpersonal skills to join our team.

JOB TYPE

Graduate Jobs

LOCATION

Melbourne

ACS Foundation

Closed

We are focused on helping the financial services industry deliver personalised customer experiences and transform customer engagement and retention.

JOB TYPE

Graduate Jobs

LOCATION

Sydney

ACS Foundation

Closed

We are focused on helping the financial services industry deliver personalised customer experiences and transform customer engagement and retention.

JOB TYPE

Graduate Jobs

LOCATION

Sydney

ACS Foundation

Closed

As a member of the Systems Support team, your core responsibility will be to deliver exceptional customer service and support to our internal staff as part of our Service Desk team.

JOB TYPE

Graduate Jobs

LOCATION

Melbourne

ACS Foundation

Closed

As a member of the Systems Support team, your core responsibility will be to deliver exceptional customer service and support to our internal staff as part of our Service Desk team.

JOB TYPE

Graduate Jobs

LOCATION

Perth

ACS Foundation

Closed

You will collaborate with technical teams and colleagues across the business to complete service requests and resolve IT issues in a professional and timely manner.

JOB TYPE

Graduate Jobs

LOCATION

Sydney

ACS Foundation

Closed

This company's new flagship Commercial-Off-The-Shelf software has generated much interest with some early adopters already onboard.

JOB TYPE

Graduate Jobs

LOCATION

Melbourne

ACS Foundation

Closed

This is a fantastic intern opportunity to gain real-world industry experience in a company that prides itself in quality, world-leading best practices, and has a strong culture of team engagement and collaboration.

JOB TYPE

Internships

LOCATION

Melbourne

ACS Foundation

Closed

As an Intern, you will apply your 2nd or 3rd year Bachelor of Science or Engineering coursework to a variety of focused hands-on projects. At the same time, you will gain and apply knowledge about Agilent"s industry, infrastructure, and products in your assignment. This is developing real-world expe

JOB TYPE

Internships

LOCATION

Melbourne

ACS Foundation

Closed

Want to broaden your Atomic Spectroscopy skills and gain valuable industry experience? We are seeking a Software Marketing Intern to join the Atomic Spectroscopy Marketing Team.

JOB TYPE

Internships

LOCATION

Melbourne

ACS Foundation

Closed

Want to broaden your Atomic Spectroscopy skills and gain valuable industry experience? We are seeking an Intern Chemist to join the Atomic Spectroscopy Marketing Team.

JOB TYPE

Internships

LOCATION

Melbourne

ACS Foundation

Closed

Agilent is currently seeking an Electrical Engineering intern for 12 months to join Mulgrave"s R&D team is made up of electrical, mechanical, firmware, software, optical engineers, and chemists.

JOB TYPE

Internships

LOCATION

Melbourne

ACS Foundation

Closed

Join the team that"s taking world-leading Agilent products from design to production. You'll learn about specifying components, how to utilize broad engineering concepts and research techniques, while also documenting research and design specifications.

JOB TYPE

Internships

LOCATION

Melbourne

ACS Foundation

Closed

Agilent is currently seeking an intern for 12 months to be part of our Product support Engineering Team.

JOB TYPE

Internships

LOCATION

Melbourne

ACS Foundation

Closed

Agilent is currently seeking an Electrical Engineering intern for 12 months to join the Mulgrave R&D team made up of electrical, mechanical, firmware, software, optical, and chemical engineers.

JOB TYPE

Internships

LOCATION

Melbourne

ACS Foundation

Closed

The purpose of this role is to support the business with appropriate solutions that ensure operational efficiency and allow the business to maximise business opportunities.

JOB TYPE

Graduate Jobs

LOCATION

Melbourne

ACS Foundation

Closed

Working as part of a dynamic and growing business, you will support the public sector practice in Australia and New Zealand.

JOB TYPE

Graduate Jobs

LOCATION

Canberra

ACS Foundation

Closed

Their engineering culture is rooted in agile values and underpinned by supportive management who focus on removing obstacles and providing space for delivery teams to do what they do best.

JOB TYPE

Graduate Jobs

LOCATION

Hobart

ACS Foundation

Closed

Our client is an Australian financial services company which offers a range of products and services including financial advice, superannuation, investment management and trustee services

JOB TYPE

Graduate Jobs

LOCATION

Melbourne

ACS Foundation

Closed

Our environment is one in which high performance is expected, in return, we will provide you with rewards and opportunities tailored to your personal and professional goals.

JOB TYPE

Internships

LOCATION

Sydney

ACS Foundation

Closed

With cross-functional team members from all experiences, the team learns from each other, whilst supporting each other to deliver.

JOB TYPE

Graduate Jobs

LOCATION

Brisbane

ACS Foundation

Closed

This is a great opportunity for an intern to work and gain knowledge of the highly challenging and rewarding area of Information Security.

JOB TYPE

Internships

LOCATION

Sydney

ACS Foundation

Closed

mpired’s team of experts specialise in the design, development, and integration of business knowledge, information technology and creativity to help forward-thinking organisations do better business, create the best experiences for their customers and their people.

JOB TYPE

Internships

LOCATION

Melbourne

ACS Foundation

Closed

You will be supporting the team through undertaking gap analysis, requirements gathering and preparing data for migration for SharePoint Online.

JOB TYPE

Internships

LOCATION

Sydney

ACS Foundation

Closed

The successful candidate will be provided with appropriate mentoring and training to be

JOB TYPE

Internships

LOCATION

Sydney

ACS Foundation

Closed

The successful candidate will be responsible in providing quality functional support for MBS and associated systems and will gain experience and expertise in the Western Power residential and industrial metering systems.

JOB TYPE

Internships

LOCATION

Perth

ACS Foundation

Closed

Bankwest Technology division currently has a number of exciting opportunities for enthusiastic undergraduates/postgraduates who have an autism spectrum and related condition.

JOB TYPE

Internships

LOCATION

Perth

ACS Foundation

Closed

You"ll play an important part in ensuring the projects we deliver to our enterprise customers are high quality and successful.

JOB TYPE

Internships

LOCATION

Sydney

ACS Foundation

Closed

The Empired six-month Internship Program is designed to give you real-world experience in line with your studies and kick start your future career.

JOB TYPE

Internships

LOCATION

Sydney

ACS Foundation

Closed

Empired’s team of experts specialise in the design, development, and integration of business knowledge, information technology and creativity to help forward-thinking organisations do better business

JOB TYPE

Internships

LOCATION

Melbourne

ACS Foundation

Closed

This company's new flagship Commercial-Off-The-Shelf software has generated much interest with some early adopters already onboard.

JOB TYPE

Graduate Jobs

LOCATION

Melbourne

ACS Foundation

Closed

We are seeking an exceptional entry-level Analyst or Graduate with strong business acumen to work within our fantastic team in Canberra.

JOB TYPE

Graduate Jobs

LOCATION

Canberra

ACS Foundation

Closed

We are one of the largest retail suppliers in Australia.

JOB TYPE

Graduate Jobs

LOCATION

Melbourne

ACS Foundation

Closed

We are an international company seeking an E-Commerce coordinator

JOB TYPE

Graduate Jobs

LOCATION

Sydney

ACS Foundation

Closed

As one of the world’s leading law firms, we advise many of the largest and most ambitious organisations across all major regions of the globe.

JOB TYPE

Internships

LOCATION

Sydney

ACS Foundation

Closed

Herbert Smith Freehills is at the heart of the new global business landscape providing premium quality, full-service legal advice.

JOB TYPE

Graduate Jobs

LOCATION

Melbourne

ACS Foundation

Closed

A leading Australian I.T. Solutions provider is seeking a self-starter to work with our consulting team and clients.

JOB TYPE

Graduate Jobs

LOCATION

Sydney and 2 other locations

ACS Foundation

Closed

The successful candidate will be working on projects across the ITSM and ITOM spaces and be working with a team of like-minded IT professionals who are excited about new technologies and receive ongoing mentorship and training advancing your professional development.

JOB TYPE

Graduate Jobs

LOCATION

Sydney and 2 other locations

ACS Foundation

Closed

We have an exciting offer for a Technical Consultant to join the client’s fast-growing team across Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane!

JOB TYPE

Graduate Jobs

LOCATION

Sydney and 2 other locations

ACS Foundation

Closed

The successful candidate will be working with a team of like-minded IT professionals who are excited about new technologies and receive ongoing mentorship and training advancing your professional development.

JOB TYPE

Graduate Jobs

LOCATION

Sydney and 2 other locations

ACS Foundation

Closed

Great opportunity to be part of one of Australia"s largest associations which are going through an exciting transformation program.

JOB TYPE

Internships

LOCATION

Sydney

ACS Foundation

Closed

Our client is a major company that employs people internationally with annual sales of over $2BN.

JOB TYPE

Internships

LOCATION

Sydney

ACS Foundation

Closed

An international company has an exciting opportunity for an Assistant Category Manager to join their busy and fast paced head office in the Sydney CBD.

JOB TYPE

Graduate Jobs

LOCATION

Sydney

ACS Foundation

Closed

Our IT Support team assists in the development of our technologies as well as supporting our business systems. The successful candidate will be provided with appropriate mentoring and training to be part of an innovative business, offering career progression within several areas of the business.

JOB TYPE

Internships

LOCATION

Sydney

ACS Foundation

Closed

We are looking for proactive, inquisitive and driven team members to join our Internship Program.

JOB TYPE

Internships

LOCATION

Sydney

ACS Foundation

Closed

To provide ongoing phone support, remote troubleshooting, and training on all system applications running at stores and Support Group.

JOB TYPE

Internships

LOCATION

Melbourne

ACS Foundation

Closed

As one of the world’s leading law firms, we advise many of the largest and most ambitious organisations across all major regions of the globe.

JOB TYPE

Entry Level Jobs

LOCATION

Sydney

ACS Foundation

Closed

As one of the world’s leading law firms, we advise many of the largest and most ambitious organisations across all major regions of the globe.

JOB TYPE

Entry Level Jobs

LOCATION

Melbourne

ACS Foundation

Closed

A leading Australian I.T. Solutions provider is seeking a self-starter to work with our consulting team and clients.

JOB TYPE

Entry Level Jobs

LOCATION

Brisbane

ACS Foundation

Closed

We have an exciting offer for a ServiceNow Technical Consultant to join the client’s fast-growing team across Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane!

JOB TYPE

Entry Level Jobs

LOCATION

Sydney and 2 other locations

ACS Foundation

Closed

We have an exciting offer for a Technical Consultant to join the client’s fast-growing team across Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane!

JOB TYPE

Entry Level Jobs

LOCATION

Sydney and 2 other locations

ACS Foundation

Closed

We have an exciting opportunity for a Splunk Consultant to join our client’s fast-growing Splunk Practice in their teams across Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane!

JOB TYPE

Entry Level Jobs

LOCATION

Sydney and 2 other locations

ACS Foundation

Closed

Whether you are an expert or a beginner, if you are interested in IT, then we should get to  know each other.

JOB TYPE

Entry Level Jobs

LOCATION

Sydney

ACS Foundation

Closed

You will fill an important role in supporting the delivery of a variety of projects and have an opportunity to frequently engage with clients and internal stakeholders.

JOB TYPE

Entry Level Jobs

LOCATION

Brisbane

ACS Foundation

Closed

You will fill an important role in supporting the delivery of a variety of projects and have an opportunity to frequently engage with clients and internal stakeholders.

JOB TYPE

Entry Level Jobs

LOCATION

Canberra

ACS Foundation

Closed

To provide technical consulting services to clients, and/or internal clients as directed

JOB TYPE

Entry Level Jobs

LOCATION

Sydney

ACS Foundation

Closed

The successful applicant will be involved in the design, development, implementation and support (24/7) of enterprise application integration and service orientated architecture solutions using java based middleware platforms.

JOB TYPE

Entry Level Jobs

LOCATION

Melbourne

ACS Foundation

Closed

An international company has an exciting opportunity for an Assistant Category Manager to join their busy and fast paced head office in the Sydney CBD.

JOB TYPE

Entry Level Jobs

LOCATION

Sydney

ACS Foundation

Closed

You will fill an important role in supporting the delivery of a variety of projects and have an opportunity to frequently engage with clients and internal stakeholders. Together with our team members, you will work under the support and guidance of our management team to shape your career

JOB TYPE

Graduate Jobs

LOCATION

Brisbane

ACS Foundation

Closed

You will fill an important role in supporting the delivery of a variety of projects and have an opportunity to frequently engage with clients and internal stakeholders. Together with our team members, you will work under the support and guidance of our management team to shape your career

JOB TYPE

Graduate Jobs

LOCATION

Canberra

ACS Foundation

Closed

The successful candidate will be provided with appropriate mentoring and training to be part of an innovative business who provide cloud based and datacentre hosting to large commercial organisations.

JOB TYPE

Graduate Jobs

LOCATION

Brisbane

About the ACS Foundation

ACS Foundation


The ACS Foundation organises paid university work experience hosted in Australia's technology sector. We bring together employers, universities, and students to create work placement scholarships, internships and graduate jobs. Students receive fortnightly payments for the duration of their placement while building the foundation of a technology career. The ACS Foundation works in partnership with over 200 Australian companies and 35 universities nationally to provide around 300 placements annually. 79% of our students accept further graduate roles with our partner companies after their initial placement.

The Foundation History

An initiative of the Australian Computer Society, the ACS Foundation was established in August 2001 to increase Australia's work-ready graduate pipeline. In the last 19 years, we have:

  • Awarded over 6,500 scholarships collectively valued at over $60 million..
  • Created integrated technology career pathways from primary to secondary schools through to university and industry.

The ACS Foundation's four broad programs include:

  • Work Integrated Learning (WIL) Scholarships and Internships for university students: Host organisation provides a scholarship for an undergraduate student to experience the real workplace on a part-time or full time basis over an extended period, up to 48 weeks.
  • Foundation Jobs for new IT professionals: Employment arrangements for entry-level ICT jobs.
  • The Big Day In for primary and high school students: Articulate tech-savvy speakers meet passionate school students to forge exciting pre-career connections.

  • Careers Foundation: Visually plotting the technology landscape for high school students (years 8-12) and celebrating technology careers as they progress 
 
 

Hear from Students

ACS Foundation


Shaun - Web Developer

Harry - Solutions Architect

Alex - Entrepreneur 

Kate - Graphic Designer

New Student quotes/experience from this year.

Deveet"My experience with ACS foundation has been so amazing. They are really prompt in replying and putting you on the right track. ACS foundation helped me get a job at a position I was interested in. They have been really professional and accountable. Would highly recommend ACS to all the job seekers. Thank you ACS foundation!!"

- Devneet Virdi 

Chad


Rated the recruitment experience as 10/10 - Chaz Lambrechtsen, IT Intern at Holmann Webb 

 

 

 

 
 

Frequently Asked Questions

ACS Foundation


Do I need to be enrolled with an Australian University to apply for a WIL (Work Integrated Learning) Scholarship?

Yes. You should be enrolled with an Australian University in either a technical or business related degree program. You should have completed at least one full semester with a minimum of a credit average on your academic transcript.

Can I apply for a WIL Scholarship if I have graduated?

If you are intending to enrol in a post-graduate study program with an Australian university, then you can apply for a WIL scholarship. If you do not wish to enrol in post-graduate study, then you can apply for an entry level technology role through our Foundation Jobs Program.

What happens at the end of the WIL scholarship?

Most host organisations have robust graduate programs. Their graduate programs are designed to select students from their WIL placements. A 2011 ACS Foundation survey found that 79% of WIL placement students received graduate employment offers from their host organisation.

Should I wait until I graduate to look for work?

As soon as you start tertiary studies, your career has already started. Employees are increasingly selecting their graduates from those have completed internships with them. To give yourself the best chance at the best jobs, you should ensure you complete an internship or scholarship placement while you are at university.

What is the difference between an internship and a WIL scholarship?

An internship is a general term for a work-based experience while a student is studying at university. An internship placement is often completed during a university's vacation period. A WIL scholarship is similar to an internship, but it often runs in parallel with the university semester. A WIL scholarship may span both the university vacation and also run concurrently with a university semester.

Do I need to defer my studies to accept a WIL scholarship?

It depends on the scholarship you are applying for. Some WIL scholarship placements are longer than others. It is your choice if you want to take a full study load, part-time study load or defer your studies for the semester in which you complete your WIL scholarship.

How do I use your application portal?

 
 
 
 

Internships

ACS Foundation


Because of the large volume of internships we facilitate, we have applications intakes that are open year round. However peak intake periods are February and August each year. Students should contact the ACS Foundation regarding an internship 6 months prior to intending to start an internship. Our placement roles vary from Data Analyst to Software Developer to Marketing Support. Host companies are looking for students who show dedication teamwork and good communication skills.

Specific criteria apply for each role on our website. Some roles are limited to those that have permanent residency and some are open to student and graduate visa holders. Regardless, you should have a minimum of a credit average and applicants can expect an initial phone interview with the ACS Foundation, with the possibility of a face to face interview with the host company.

Placements vary from part time to full time and from 3 months to 12 months in duration. Placements are located around Australia – especially in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. The nature of the work experience is designed to will be relevant to technology and business related studies and provide as much academic credit as possible.

The Information Communication and Technology (ICT) Industry is broad. No matter where you want to take your career, an internship is the perfect starting point to explore your options. The ACS Foundation is well positioned to help introduce you to a variety of tech-related career opportunities.

 
 
 
 

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