Gain the practical experience that employers value

Our multi-award-winning Professional and Community Engagement (PACE) program engages you in real-world learning activities with organisations across Australia and around the globe.

You'll learn from industry leaders in your chosen field, gain vital contacts and develop the employability skills you'll need to jump-start your career.

What you'll achieve

This program will enable you to:

  • build new knowledge and skills
  • contribute to positive social change
  • demonstrate your ability to adapt to new environments
  • explore future career options
  • form professional connections
  • gain on-the-job experience
  • get exposed to new and diverse experiences
  • learn from sector-leading professionals.

Integrated with your studies

All of our bachelor degrees include at least one PACE unit. In this unit, you will engage in a practical learning activity where you will explore key economic, social and ethical challenges and how contemporary organisations address them.

Kate's PACE experience

For recent Macquarie Bachelor of Education (Primary) graduate Kate Buchanan, the combination of real teaching experiences alongside theory throughout her course was her ticket to landing a great full-time teaching job before she’d even graduated.

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PACE partners

The scope, scale and diversity of our PACE partners are unmatched in the Australian higher education sector. We have a vast network of more than 3000 host organisations within Australia and in more than 25 countries worldwide.

Our key partners

Georgie's PACE experience

An internship with Sky News in her first year of university was Georgie Dickerson's foot in the door to what has now become her full-time job as a news producer at the TV station.

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Last updated: 19 Oct 2022