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.
How can I find out more about student placements?
All of our student placement opportunities are available to review on our Tennis Careers page, as well as our LinkedIn page. We would encourage you to review the advertisement and position description to ensure the opportunity is the right fit for you and that it fulfils your course requirements.
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.
Student placement testimonials:
Completing a student placement at Tennis Australia has truly been one of the most rewarding experiences. Completing an internship provides you with the opportunity to gain valuable work experience, in which the team at Tennis Australia provide so well. They really look after you and ensure that you feel a part of the organisation. The work I have been involved in, particularly in the Australian Open has been a fun and engaging learning experience, where I have gained valuable insight in the areas of HR administration, recruitment, health and wellbeing of employees. In today’s competitive and dynamic work environment, I would highly recommend completing a student placement internship with Tennis Australia. Not only does it give you a competitive edge, it also provides you with the opportunity to build your skills and a chance to apply your learning to real work experiences.
Ha Ly – Human Resources Intern, Swinburne University of Technology
Completing a student placement at Tennis Australia within the Cardio Tennis department allowed me to further the skills and knowledge that I had obtained through my university studies. I had the pleasure of working alongside a great team that were very supportive, giving me a valuable placement, where I assisted on a diverse range of projects. I was given the opportunity to attend off-site Tennis Australia events and meetings, which was thoroughly enjoyable and worthwhile. I would highly recommend a Tennis Australia student placement to any student as it is a great foundation for any aspiring professional.
Kayla Goodman-McNamara – Cardio Tennis, Victoria University
Undertaking a student placement in the Athlete Development department at Tennis Australia was the most valuable and rewarding experience in my professional life. I learnt and had the opportunity to apply many new analytical, research, communication, and networking skills. I also gained a clear understanding of the scope and strength of Tennis Australia in developing and enhancing tennis in this country. My placement opened up many professional opportunities and played a significant role in me obtaining my first fulltime role as Sport Science and Athlete Development Analyst. I would definitely recommend undertaking a student placement at Tennis Australia as you will be provided with a wealth of knowledge through interacting and working with industry leaders in a high performance environment.
Danielle Gescheit – Athlete Development, Deakin University