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FREE 2-Week Program to gain the experience you need to get the job you want

Next program commences mid-February

Participate in the FREE 2-week project for Queensland university students, Launch U is designed to give learners real work experience, the program is sponsored by the Queensland state government and powered by practera.

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2-week project experience working with real business clients in the industry
Expand your connections with a professional network of contacts
Gain real-life skills and experience from industry experts and mentors
Boost your CV with Australian state government-endorsed certification

How does this Work?

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The program is designed to be accessible to students across disciplines and is suitable for motivated tertiary students at any level. Students from all disciplines, different Australian institutions (on and offshore), and undergraduate and postgraduate  levels are encouraged to apply.

Each student commits to 20 hours of work over the two-week period. They also commit to acting as consultants and catering to the needs and schedules of their clients. Collectively the student team will deliver 120+ hours to the project.

Yes, the program is delivered online via the Practera Platform. Orientation, Client meetings and final presentation will be facilitated via Zoom.

Students will attend a virtual orientation session that includes a client meeting, have access to project learning instructions, content, and collaboration functionality through the Practera platform and work autonomously.  They can also reach out to Practera’s Program helpdesk to resolve any issues, and receive guaranteed feedback on deliverables and a digital Australian Government certificate upon completion of the program.

Please email Practera’s Programs team at with any questions or issues you have.

No, this program has been run twice previously. It was successfully piloted in July 2021 with 219 students from 10 universities. Students gave the program 91% willingness to recommend and clients gave the program 87% willingness to recommend. Fantastic results! There is a cohort running over November/December 2021 with over 620 students from 27 institutions. Results will be updated on the website upon program completion’