Tertiary Student Placements​

At Tennis we believe that getting in and amongst the action is one of the best ways to learn, which is why we offer university placement opportunities to eligible students across Australia!

Whether you want to get involved in grassroots tennis participation, learn more about what it takes to deliver a world class event, or flex your business capabilities – we’re sure we have the right opportunity for you.

Who do we want to join our team?

We want people who are passionate, hard-working and committed to making every experience with tennis playful and inclusive. Selection decisions are based on the role’s key requirements, previous experience and skills, as well as team, organisational and cultural add.

We embrace differences in gender, age, ethnicity, race, cultural background, disability, religion and sexual orientation. To find out more, visit our Diversity & Inclusion page.

If imagination, collaboration, humility and excellence are principles you live by, we want to hear from you.

What type of opportunities are available?

Together with our state Member Associations, Tennis Australia offers a wide range of career opportunities.

From growing grassroots participation, developing our next Grand Slam champions, delivering world-class events or supporting those who do, there is bound to be a role that matches your skills, interests and talents!

Areas of our business where you can launch your career include:

How can I find out more about student placements?

Our student placement opportunities come up at various times throughout the year. To be sure you don’t miss out, login to our search portal and sign up to our job alerts, or follow us on LinkedIn.

Please review the advertisement and position description to ensure the opportunity is the right fit for you and that it fulfils your course requirements.

Read our Intern and Career Opportunities brochure to learn more.

Who’s eligible to apply for university placements?

Students from Australian Universities or TAFE institutions who are required to complete a placement as part of their tertiary course are eligible to apply. All students must be able to provide two reference checks, and be willing to obtain a Working with Children’s Check (or state equivalent) and a National Police Check in order to be considered.

Can I do high school work experience with Tennis Australia?​

Unfortunately, we do not presently accept work experience requests from secondary school students.

Where are our students now?

Dani Gescheit started her career at Tennis with a student placement, and 12 years later she’s our Head of Players with a Disability. Take a look at the career journey she’s been on.

Kara Binka interned with Tennis SA and now has a permanent role as Tennis SA Tournaments & Competitions Coordinator – North/East.

Even though I had never been involved in any level of tennis previously, the team at Tennis SA made the environment a safe space and provided many opportunities to explore the different areas within the organisation.

I completed a large portion of my placement in the school’s team which involved creating a fun, positive environment for young students through tennis. I also had the chance to see how Court Services operated at the 2022 City of Playford Tennis International. It was great to see the pathway from grassroots to high performance.

My advice to students looking for a placement is not to be afraid to apply. If you have a willingness to learn, make mistakes and continue to learn from those challenges, opportunities can come from situations where you are outside of your comfort zone.

Jamie Camilleri interned with Tennis Australia’s Data and Insights team, as part of his Swinburne University of Technology placement, and has now secured a permanent role as a Data Analyst.

Throughout my placement, I had the opportunity to apply skills I had acquired from my Computer Science studies to real-world challenges. I was entrusted with leading projects that made a real impact for both fans of the Australian Open and for those who play at their local club.

I was mentored and supported throughout the placement, allowing me to develop skills you just can’t learn at university. I would absolutely recommend a placement at Tennis Australia. Seeing your work enhance the experience of one of the world’s largest sporting events is incredibly rewarding.