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Industry engagement

The Industry Engagement Office has responsibility for strategic leadership and direction in industry engagement activities, driving the development of the university’s capabilities and commitment and propelling key relationships with strategic partners.

Our portfolio focuses on maintaining mutually beneficial relationships with strategic partners that deliver on the areas of improved student success, growth in research activity and increased collaboration that benefits industry growth within the regions.

UniSC partners with a range of industries and companies globally to provide collaborative opportunities for our students to gain hands-on industry experience through Work Integrated Learning (WIL). This takes place through student placements, projects and industry certification courses.

These industry collaborations provide companies with an opportunity to access our skilled students and graduate talent for current and future workforce. You gain access to our unique facilities and equipment, and the ability to collaboratively work with the university on research and development priorities and industry specific challenges.



‘Huge regional opportunities’: UniSC partners with Comlink Australia on future of aged care

A new partnership between community care provider Comlink Australia and UniSC allows more university students to stay in their home regions and earn while they learn, and will also help tackle critical workforce shortages in aged care.

Free workforce planning course for Queensland small businesses

Businesses seeking skilled staff will benefit from a new free short course developed by the University of the Sunshine Coast in partnership with the Queensland Government.

Nicholas Hill has already secured employment with KPMG after he graduates with a Bachelor of Commerce (accounting)
On the fast track from UniSC to KPMG

After thinking he may not make it through his first semester, Nick is ticking off a list of successes including completing an internship and securing a job with KPMG.

In our region

The Sunshine Coast Regional Economic Development Strategy (REDS) 2013 – 2033 was developed via a partnership between Sunshine Coast Council, State Government and local business and industry partners to guide and facilitate economic development in the region. After a period of significant growth and change within the region, a review of the REDS is currently underway. Michael Campbell from Lucid Economics facilitated consultations with local business and industry leaders that will help to inform the direction of the REDS. In this video, hear from Taksil Dias, UniSC.


Taksil Dias
Taksil Dias

General Manager | Industry Engagement

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