The Graduate School Career Development Framework facilitates industry experiences, as Placements, to allow you to experience current practice and develop networks while demonstrating and strengthening your transferable, professional and research skills.

3. List of Host Organisations with Overarching Placement Agreements in place

Below is a selection of organisations who have successfully partnered with our candidates and is not an exhaustive list.

You do not have to choose an organisation from this list. It is merely to give you an idea of the options that may be available to you.

Organisations where placement IP sits with the host organisation

** International Host Organizations

Host organisations

Host Organisation / Provider



AbacusBio is a private company based in Scotland and New Zealand. It is an international leader in genetic improvement programs and strategy + value chain consulting for agriculture, aquaculture, forestry + horticulture.

Access Art

Access Arts is Queensland’s leading organisation creating opportunities in the performing and visual arts for people with disability or disadvantage.


Is an NGO community organization based in NSW specialising in HIV prevention, HIV support and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) health.

ADP Consulting

Is a multiservice engineering and sustainability consultancy providing building services engineering, structures, sustainability, ICT, acoustics, audio visual, security, vertical transportation, and specialist lighting design to the property and construction industry.

Advanced Mobility Analytics Group (AMAG)

AMAG is a solution provider of analytics and insights for road safety, transportation planning, and transportation network management.

Advancell Isotopes

Is a clinical stage radiopharmaceutical company developing treatments to significantly improve survival and quality of life for patients with cancer.

Adventure Out Loud

Is dedicated to motivating Australians to bring about positive change in Africa through adventure travel.

AECOM Australia

Is an infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management.


Is focused on the development of blood fractionation-based products utilizing their HaemaFrac technology.

Agrarna Strank (Agrarian Party - Movement for Croatian Agriculture)** (No website)

Agrarna Stranka is a new Croatian political party that politically articulates and represent the interests of the Croatian countryside and, above all, the interests of family farms, based on the social and natural wealth of diversity that the Republic of Croatia possesses.

Alliance Link

Construction hardware & technology supply company focused on automation and renewable energy innovations.


Is a startup incubated by the European Space Agency (ESA) with the specific aim of developing of developing foodstuffs and food systems for long-duration deep space missions.


Aurecon is a design, engineering and advisory company.


AusCycling is the national sporting organisation responsible for the development, facilitation, and growth of all forms of cycling in Australia.

Australia Agricultural Company

AAco is an Australia-based integrated cattle and beef producer

Australian Council for Educational Research

ACIAR is a Not-for-profit research organisation where creates and promote research-based knowledge, products and services that can be used to improve learning across the lifespan.

Australian Earth Laws Alliance

AELA is a national not-for-profit organisation whose mission is to increase the understanding and practical implementation of Earth centred governance in Australia, with a focus on law, economics, education, ethics and the arts.

Australian Genome Research Facility (AGRF)

AGRF  is Australia’s largest supplier of premium genomics services including DNA/RNA extractions, genotyping, short-read high throughput sequencing, long-read high throughput sequencing, Sanger sequencing, and bioinformatics analyses.

Australia Institute of Police Management

AIPM is an educational organization with an extensive history in educating public safety leaders.

Australian Marine Conservation Society

Australia’s national charity dedicated solely to protecting ocean wildlife.

Australian National Botanic Gardens (ANBG_Parks Australia)

The Australian National Botanic Gardens (ANBG) is the nation’s largest living collection of Australian native plants. The ANBG mission is the conservation and management of living and non-living plant collections, and promoting research, training and education of plant species diversity.

Australian Red Cross Lifeblood

The Australian Red Cross Lifeblood (Lifeblood) is a branch of the Australian Red Cross responsible for the collection and distribution of blood and related products in Australia.

Australian Wildlife Conservancy

AWC is one of the world’s largest conservation organizations, delivering and influencing effective conservation across more than 12.9 million hectares in Australia.

Australian Wood Fibre

Family-owned business, repurposing sustainably harvested timber into products that protect, restore and grow our environment.

Australia's Academic and Research Network

AARNet provides telecommunication services, along with an expanding range of cyber security.

Bell Shakespeare

Bell Shakespeare is Australia’s national theatre company specialising in the works of Shakespeare and his contemporaries.

Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften**

The Corpus Inscription Latinarum (CIL) is a long-term, on-going research project that is part of the Research Centre for Primary Sources of the Ancient World at the Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften, which is the largest non-university research institute for the humanities in the Berlin-Brandenburg region.

BGI Australia (MGI)

Is a subsidiary of the BGI Group, the world's largest genomic organisation with leading gene sequencing platform and superb genome sequencing and bioinformatics analysis capability, BGI Australia is devoted to facilitating cutting-edge research in the areas of healthcare, agriculture, and environment.


BHP produces essential commodities through its assets, including iron ore, copper, nickel, potash and metallurgical coal.

BHP Coal

Is the integrated remote operations centre for BMA coal within BHP. Mine and fixed plant control are undertaken here, alongside improvement work, logistics and integrated planning.

BJP Laboratories

Is an Australian manufacturer of probiotic products, listed medicines, food and dietary supplements.


Is a maritime-orientated high-end design house and technical engineering consulting firm

Boeing Australia

Aerospace company providing support on advanced manufacturing of commercial aircraft composite components, defence systems design and development, modelling and simulation, research and development, support and training, and unmanned systems.

Brisbane Catholic Education

Is a learning community of all involved in diocesan Catholic schools and the staff of the Brisbane Catholic Education Office.

Build Apps

Provides application solutions for the built environment within the 365 Microsoft environment.

Bush Heritage Australia

Bush Heritage Australia is an independent not-for-profit that buys and manages land, and partners with Aboriginal people to protect our irreplaceable landscapes and our magnificent native species forever.

Cancer Council QLD

CCQ was established in 1961 in response to an increasing need for cancer-related services across the state. They support all Queenslanders affected by cancer by reducing cancer risk, improving early detection and improving the quality of life for Queenslanders impacted by a cancer diagnosis.

Cancer Council Victoria

The Centre of Behavioural Research in Cancer (CBRC) is a research division within Cancer Council Victoria, a leading non-profit organization (NPO) in Australia dedicated to cancer control and prevention.

Cancer Screening Unit (QLD Health)

Provides free breast cancer screening and assessment services for eligible Queensland women.

Capricornia Contact Lens

Is a prescription, contact lens manufacturing and distribution company situated in the southern suburbs of Brisbane.

Cartledge Mining and Geotechnics

Provides geotechnical solutions for projects life cycle from advisory services through to construction support. Specialises in geotechnical advisory and risk management, tailings dam and ground infrastructure engineering, operational support, knowledge advancement, R&D and Innovation, and mine closure geotechnics.

China Fortune Securities**

Provides securities brokerage, investment consulting, asset management, financing, underwriting, and fund consignment services.

City of Gold Coast

City of Gold Coast is the second largest local government in Australia responsible for providing a range of services, programs, activities and facilities for the city of Gold Coast.

CreaTec Fisher*

Is an established manufacturer of customized and application-oriented components and systems for ultra-high vacuum (UHV), evaporation, manipulation and instruments.


CSIRO is Australia's national science research agency. Please note for this host is required an extra placement schedule to be completed for each new HDR candidate.

CSL Innovation Pty Ltd

Is one of the largest and fastest-growing protein-based biotechnology businesses and a leading provider of in-licensed vaccines, focus on rare and serious diseases and influenza vaccines.

Darling Downs and Western Moreton PHN

Is one of 31 primary health networks across Australia funded by the Commonwealth of health to improve primary health care (health care delivered outside of a hospital setting)


DataGene is an independent and industry-owned organisation that is responsible for developing modern tools and resources to drive genetic gain and herd improvement in the Australian dairy industry, through research, development and extension activities

Deep Ocean Offshore**

Is a leading company specializing in consultancy and project management services within the field of marine engineering.

Deicke Richards Architects

Is a multidisciplinary design practice (Architecture, urban design & interior design) based in Brisbane.

Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, QLD Government

DAF is a section of the QLD government in charge of the agriculture, fisheries and forestry sectors.  Please note for this host is required an extra placement schedule to be completed for each new HDR candidate.

Department of Child Safety, Seniors and Disability Services

The department of QLD GOV supports children, seniors and people with disability to be safe and to thrive in culture and communities.

Department of Climate Change, Energy, The Environment and Water

The Supervising Scientist Branch (SSB) ensures the protection of the Alligator Rivers Region, including Kakadu National Park, and the local communities from the effects of uranium mining by undertaking environmental research and monitoring, participating in and overseeing the regulatory process and developing standards and practices for environmental protection.

Department of Education

The Department of Education delivers world-class education services for Queenslanders at every stage of their personal and professional development.

Department of Environment and Science

DES is the state government department responsible for the protection and management of QLD's natural environment.

Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions (VIC GOV)

Victoria government agency working in partnership with farmers, industries, communities, and other government agencies to grow and secure agriculture.

Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (WA GOV)

DPIRD aims to protect the sustainability of natural resources and accelerate continuous economic growth, job creation and regional development in western Australia.

Department of Tourism and Sport

GOV department who invests in the QLD Tourism sector to drive economic growth in the regions. Through the QLD Academy of Sport supports QLD state’s elite athletes.

Department of Transport and Main Roads

TMR moves and connects people, places, goods and services safely, efficiently and effectively across Queensland.

Direccion del Parque Nacional Galapagos**

The “Dirección del Parque Nacional Galápagos (DPNG)” is a governmental entity under the Ministry of Environment, Water and Ecological Transition of Ecuador.


DoseMe combines smart technology with science, leveraging clinically validated PK/PD models, patient characteristics, drug concentrations and genotype to accurately individualise a dose in seconds.


Is a cardiac drug discovery and development company, advancing precision cardiac therapeutics that target heart function. 

Enable Health Consulting

EHC is a consultancy firm that delivers services to clients across the public health sector in strategic planning and evaluation.


Is a cardiac drug discovery and development company, advancing precision cardiac therapeutics that target heart function.

Enable Health Consulting

EHC is a consultancy firm that delivers services to clients across the public health sector in strategic planning and evaluation.

Energy Storage Industries (ESI)

They manufacture, install, maintain and finance energy storage battery solutions.

Ernst & Young

EY Is a professional services company and provides services across four main services lines: assurance, tax, consulting, and strategy.

Ethnic Communities Council of Brisbane

ECCQ has been the independent, member-based peak body representing multicultural communities across Queensland. They support, advocate and amplify the contributions and needs of multicultural communities across the state.

Fairweather Homes

Fairweather Homes Pty Ltd is a private company delivering architect designed prefabricated timer buildings through associated manufacturing facility and aligned architectural practice.

Farmers for Climate Action

Is a movement of farmers, agricultural leaders and rural Australians working to influence Australia to adopt strong climate policies by growing the number of farmers, farming communities and elected representatives championing ambitious action.

Fonterra Research and Development Centre

Is dedicated to producing research that creates the world's best dairy.

Fortune Forward

They provide professional and advisory investment solutions across a broad array of asset classes including cash funds, tax, superannuation, customised construction development, property investment, property management, and a wide range of other financial services.

Fredrick Innovative Technology Center**

FITCI is a non-profit incubator based in Fredrick, USA and has helped tens of founders and startups during the last almost 20 years.

French Consulate Brisbane

The Honorary French Consulate is tasked with defending and protecting the interest of French nationals, also assist French people whether they are residents or passing through.


Gelomics offers solutions related to 3D cell culture techniques; specifically deals with developing biomaterials and related matrices that support the growth of cells and organoids in a three-dimensional microenvironment that closely resembles native tissues.

Gilmour Spaces Technologies

Is a venture-capital-backed Australian launch services company that is developing new capabilities for launching satellites to space.

Graphene Manufacturing Group

GMG is a clean-technology focused company which aims to offer energy-saving products and solutions and energy storage products, enabled by Graphene manufactured in-house via a proprietary production process.

Hebei Ruihe Medical Device**

Chinese high-tech enterprise dedicated to the development, production, and sales of multi-series medical devices, focusing on artificial intelligence, 3D printing, biomaterials and other directions in the medical industry.

Hello Axis

Axis provides occupational physiotherapy and psychology services to industry.  Our service offerings include onsite physiotherapy and psychology services and consulting injury prevention and injury management services.

Herston Biofabrication Institute (HBI)

Part of QLD Health, Institute dedicated to advancing knowledge and technology in 3D scanning, 3D modelling and 3D printing of medical devices, bone, cartilage, and human tissue.  Please note for this host is required an extra placement schedule to be completed for each new HDR candidate.

Inspiring Brighter Futures

Inspiring Brighter Futures Foundation (IBFF) (previously known as Fair Go Australia Foundation) is a non-profit organization offering well-being mentoring programs to disadvantaged people.

Institute for Peace **

IPP is an association whose purpose is the introduction and promotion of Peace studies in the French-speaking, European and international space.

Institute for Urban Indigenous Health

IUIH is a regional not-for-profit Community Controlled Health Service (CCHS) that leads the planning, development and delivery of health and family wellbeing services and employment pathways to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population of Southeast


Interlate is a data business which transforms the mining sector by creating predictable outcomes, reducing operating risk and increasing competitiveness.


Is a research institute located in Villerbanne, France.

It’s Raining Raincoats**

IRR is a non-governmental organization in Singapore who aims to build bridges of integration between migrant workers and residents of Singapore.


Australian branch of the global network of professional services companies in audit and assurance, tax and advisory.


Is a subsidiary of Veolia located in Denmark, specialises within the field of drinking water, process water, municipal and industrial wastewater, sludge treatment, sewage, soil remediation, groundwater as well as the optimization, regulation and supervision of wastewater treatment plants.


Australian Lab simulation software - Virtual Lab Solutions provider

Life Science Queensland

LSQ is a peak industry group, working to assist the growth of individual firms and organisations, to build the profile, capacity and capability of the sector to ensure long term economic, social and environmental benefits to Queensland.

Logan City Council

Logan City Council is a local government within Queensland and is one of the largest and fastest growing cities in Australia offering community services and facilities to residents.

Mater Health

Provides healthcare services in hospitals in Southeast, Central and North QLD

Miao Miao Chinese School

It is a non-for-profit Chinese school which is officially recorded by the Ministry of Education in Australia. Serving the overseas Chinese community by organising the teaching of Chinese courses from Preschool to Grade Twelve, Chinese culture and traditional education, folk songs and dances, traditional painting and abacus.


Is an Australian biotechnology startup that aims to revolutionise pathogen detection with unique, specific, sensitive and fast pathogen identification test. Novel diagnostic method combines the latest advances in bioinformatics, genomics and molecular microbiology.

Ministry of Health (NSW Gov)

InforMH manages data development, collection, analysis and reporting for NSW government funded mental health services, and manages the NSW Suicide Monitoring System.


Biotechnology company programming plants to produce next generation food ingredients.

Mosaic Insights

Environmental consultant with a unique, evidence-based approach to creating healthy social landscapes.

Multicultural Australia

Non-profit organization helping refugee, international students and migrants find their place in communities and workplaces across QLD.

Multicural Mailer (No Website)

Newly formed non-profit organisation dedicated to addressing the diverse needs of Australian multicultural communities

National Transport Research Organization (NTRO)

The NTRO offers all levels of government and industry great outcomes across all modes of transport. It provides innovative research and practical solutions to challenges across road, rail, ports and airports, developing new knowledge, innovation, standards and specifications to shape our transport future.

Native Beings

Australian Native Beekeeping company producing products from propolis extract for local sales and export contracts to Singapore, Korea, Switzerland

Noja Power

Is a world leading manufacturer in Medium Voltage Electrical Equipment.

Nokia Bell Labs**

Nokia Bell Laboratories is a research organization that focuses on developing cutting-edge technology and innovation in various fields such as telecommunications, computing, and information theory.

Novapharm Research

A commercial research and sales organisation focused on infection prevention in professional healthcare.

Novus Energy

Novus is involved with gas pre-drainage for mining and beneficial use of methane in mine truck utilisation.

Nuffield Family Justice Observatory**

FJO seeks to improve the lives of children and families by putting data and research evidence at the heart of the family justice system in England and Wales.

OmiPay Global

Is a professional aggregated payment financial platform. As the official strategic partner of Ant Financial Alipay in Australia, Omi Pay provides merchants with online and offline integrated cross-border payment solutions to enable customers to pay in RMB.

Origin Energy

Is a major integrated electricity generator, and electricity and natural gas retailer.

Outside the Locker Room

OTLR focuses on providing critical education for mental health and other social issues, while also providing education for communities to build mental health literacy skills to increase and maintain their positive mental wellbeing. provides education to sporting clubs, schools and businesses across Australia to change the game for mental health in all communities.

Pacific Seeds (Advanta Australia)

Is a Queensland based seed company with over 50 years’ experience in breeding improved hybrids for Australian farmers. Pacific Seeds has breeding programs for canola, sorghum, wheat and corn.

Paralympics Australia

Help Australians with disabilities participate in sport and compete at the Paralympic Games through partnerships with governments, business, sporting bodies and the community.

Perth USAsia Centre

The Perth USAsia Centre fosters stronger connections, educates and empowers the government, business, academic and civil community to better understand the critical issues facing our region.

Plant & Food Research**

Is a New Zealand Crown Research Institute. Its purpose is to enhance the value and productivity of New Zealand's horticultural, arable, seafood and food & beverage industries.

Princess Alexandra Hospital

Is a tertiary health care centre, providing care in most major adult specialties.


Is an intelligence capability provider for Government (including Defence) and the commercial sector. Offers deep Defence, national security, emergency services, law enforcement intelligence and security expertise, aligned with business operations experience.

Prudentia Process Consulting

Prudentia is a process engineering consulting business working in minerals processing, energy, fertilisers and hydrocarbons industry.

QBE Insurance

QBE Insurance provides a broad range of insurance products to personal, business, corporate and institutional customers. From car and home insurance, to tailored business packages and specialist cover for industries such as aviation and farming.

QIMR Berghofer

QIMR Berghofer is a world-leading medical research institute renowned for its efforts in both discovery and translational research.

Queensland Academy of Sport

Is the Queensland Governments’ high-performance sports agency that provides and delivers world-leading Performance Support services for elite athletes to achieve podium success on the world stage

Queensland Ballet

It is the state's premier dance company, which connects people and dance across Queensland. Is one of only three full-time professional ballet companies in Australia.

Queensland Cricket

Queensland Cricket’s purpose is to unite and inspire communities across Queensland through cricket.

Queensland Cyber Infrastructure Foundation

QCIF provides the high-performance services, infrastructure and support required to achieve excellence in computation and data-driven collaborative research and its application in industry

Queensland Family and Child Commission

QFCC works collaboratively with government and non-government partners, including families and communities themselves, to help ensure young Queenslanders grow up in safe and inclusive environments where they are valued and supported to reach their full potential.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Systems

QFES is the primary provider of fire and rescue, emergency management, and disaster mitigation programs and services throughout Queensland.

QLD Government Hydraulics Laboratory

QGHL provides technical expertise in coastal engineering and monitoring to support policy, research, planning, and disaster management.

Queensland Health Forensic and Scientific Services

Forensic and Scientific Services is Australia’s most comprehensive forensic and public and environmental health facility. Provides specialist scientific and medical analysis and independent expert advice to private and public sector clients locally, nationally, and internationally. Please note for this host is required an extra placement schedule to be completed for each new HDR candidate.

Queensland Herbarium and Biodiversity Science

Is the centre for science, research, and information on QLD's ecosystems and species for plants, fungi, algae and animals.

Queensland Museum

Queensland Museum is the network’s flagship campus and is a museum of natural history, cultural heritage, science and human achievement that tells the changing story of Queensland.

Queensland Police Service

Queensland Police Service (QPS) provides services to ensure the safety and security of the community.

Queensland Symphony Orchestra

QSO is a renowned musical institution based in Queensland.

Queensland Treasury

Treasury manages the state’s balance sheet to ensure it works effectively in support of the government’s priorities. We assess and implement budget strategies to improve outcomes, agency and corporation performance, deliver fiscal sustainability, and proactively plan for the future. They also support the development of, and leverage, the government’s capital program to support economic recovery and productivity.

Queensland Urban Utilities

Urban Utilities is responsible for the delivery of retail water supply and wastewater services in Southeast Queensland

Queensland Writers Centre

Queensland Writers Centre (QWC) is a not-for-profit membership organisation that supports, celebrates and showcases Queensland writers and writing in all its forms.

Rare Voices Australia

RVA is the national peak body for Australians living with a rare disease.

Reef Check Foundation

RCA is an inclusive citizen science organisation. Our primary purpose is to empower communities to support healthy reefs through hands-on reef research, education and practical conservation.

Resolian Bioanalytics (Alliance Pharma)

Is a contract research organization specialized in advanced research services for all drug molecules, cell and gene therapies, and drug metabolism studies to support pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies’ drug discovery and development programs.

Resources Consulting Services

Is Australia's leading provider of education, training and advice in regenerative agriculture.

Rich in Beauty Films

Is a company that specializes in wedding videography, offering a unique blend of arts and cinema inspiration.

Rio Tinto

Is a leading global mining group that focuses on finding, mining and processing the Earth's mineral resources.

Rixon Capital

Rixon Capital is the Investment Manager of the Rixon Income Fund (“Fund”). Our investment team has executed over $200 million in secured high-yield SME private credit lends since 2018, and over $10 billion in public & private market M&A.

Royal College of Occupational Therapists**

RCOT is the professional body for occupational therapists in the United Kingdom.


Multinational pharmaceutical and healthcare company engages in the research and development, manufacturing, and marketing of pharmacological products, principally in the prescription market, but the firm also develops over-the-counter medications. The corporation covers seven major therapeutic areas: cardiovascular, central nervous system, diabetes, internal medicine, oncology, thrombosis, and vaccines.

Satok Bridge Digital Sfn Bhd**

Is a digital solutions company that specialises in leveraging technology to solve problem, optimising processes and enhancing overall operations.

Schnell Energy

Is an initiative towards the sustainable future technologies and their commercialization in the industry.

Science Write Now

Science Write Now is a free online magazine dedicated to creative writing and art inspired by science.

Shandong Analysis and Test Center

Is a social public institution focusing on analytic services in chemistry, pharmacy, environment, food, biology and material science.

Shandong Shunfeng Biotechnology (Bellagen)

Research organization dedicated to the discovery and development of essential gene editing tools, the implementation of efficient gene editing tool delivery systems, and the application of these cutting-edge technologies to produce enhanced and healthier products.

Share the Dignity

Share the Dignity works to make a difference to the lives of women, girls and those who menstruate who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness, domestic violence or poverty distributing period products to those in need and work to achieve menstrual equity here in Australia.


Is an Australian owned data provision and analytics company which combines beach cameras, aerial and satellite imagery, computer vision algorithms and coastal engineering knowledge to produce insightful data.

SM Smart City Infrastructure and Development Corporation*

SM Prime is the largest Philippine real estate developer by market capitalization and customer reach.


SMEC is a global engineering, management and development consultancy that delivers solutions Infrastructure, Urban Development, Managed Services, and Energy Markets, working through all parts of project lifecycle from planning, design, delivery, management and decommissioning.

Sodium-ion Batteries

Australian company providing Na-ion battery technology to commercial, residential, and industrial ventures across Oceania and SE Asia.

Southern RNA

Contract development and manufacturing organisation (CDMO) specialising in the production of nucleic acid products.

Spaceframe Building

Construction company that has been delivering advanced design and construct solutions for over 40 years.

Spinlock Security

Innovative Cyber Security solutions for Australian Industry and Government.

SunPork Consolidated

Is Australia’s largest pork producer.

Symbio Laboratories

Is dedicated to continual development to provide the most innovative solutions across our Microbiology, Residue, and Chemistry capabilities on food, agricultural and environmental testing.


Cleantech company that creates sustainable solutions to real-world environmental problems.

Tea Research Institute **

Is a government funded comprehensive tea research institute at national level in China. It aims to give support to the development of the tea industry and promote the development of the tea technology, conduct research on basic knowledge and pioneering technology.

Technoserve Tanzania

Nonprofit organization that provides solutions for poverty by harnessing the power of the private sector. Works with hardworking women and men in low income communities to ensure they gain the skills, confidence, and connections to build competitive farms, businesses, and industries.

Telstra Foundation

Telstra Foundation Ltd is the philanthropic arm of Telstra. invest in impactful, tech-enabled projects led by non-profits that benefit under-served communities. We invest in innovative projects that build digital skills for young people and community-led climate action enabled by tech.

The Advisory Board Centre

Is the global professional body for the advisory board sector.  Operating from Brisbane, it is the leading best practice authority for the sector, with members in over 27 Countries.  With captains of industry as members, its key role is the creation and deployment of contemporary living research, professional development in Executive Education and advocacy.

The Biodiversity Consultancy**

Group of biodiversity specialists, environmental data scientists, systems architects and sustainability practitioners working with business, civil society and government to create solutions to the world’s most pressing sustainability.

The Commons Social Change Library

Is a public library for the benefit of the Australian public, informing and equipping people to influence public policy and engage in political structures.

The Minderoo Foundation

Is a philanthropic organization working on a range of environmental and social initiatives.  The Sustainable Fisheries program focuses on development of new information, advocacy for effective policies, and on-ground investment to drive increases in fisheries sustainability.

The Royal Brisbane Hospital Nurse's Association

The Royal Brisbane Hospital Nurses’ Association established around the 1950’s and with the motivation of members has continued to evolve

Thermo Fisher Scientific (Patheon)

Contract Manufacturer of Biological drug and Drug products

ThinkPlace Global

Is a global team of consultants who use design and storytelling-based systems to help leaders from the public, private and NGO sectors change things for the better.

Thriving Queensland Kids Partnership

TQKP is a coalition and intermediary of from Queensland and beyond, instigated by ARACY – the Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth.  TQKP’s purpose is to ‘catalyse systems to change the odds for Queensland children and young people to thrive.

Treadwell Therapeutics**

Is a science-first organization leveraging deep mechanistic insights and cutting-edge tools to uncover novel targets and to translate those insights into clinical candidates.

United Nations Association (QLD)

The United Nations Association of Australia is the official non-profit, non-government, membership-based, organisation in Australia working on behalf of the United Nations core body to promote its overall aims and ideals, and equally seeking to build support for the UN's programs, activities, and agencies.

VALD Limited

Company dedicated to developing systems and technology for human movement, performance, injury risk and rehabilitation.

Vale Life Science

Company dedicated to providing unique and innovative technologies for use in medical and drug discovery research.

Virtus Performance Group

Is an organization that takes a holistic approach to provide top-quality training for individuals aiming to improve their performance. Virtus offers a wide range of services in sports performance training and health & fitness training.

Vively Health

Vively helps people embrace healthier eating and living habits by turning detailed health and lifestyle data into personalized, medical-quality advice that encourages and supports better health.

Voconiq (Reflexivity)

Voconiq is a data science and community engagement company

Walk With Path **

WWP operates within the ‘assistive technologies’ offering expertise in life science, engineering, data science, health economics, digital marketing, and corporate development.

Wesley Mission Queensland

Not-for-profit community service provider, working collaboratively with other Uniting Church congregations, community organisations, and government bodies to provide accessible and flexible services to older people, those living with a disability or mental illness, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, refugees and vulnerable children and families. 

Wesley Research Institute

Is the official research organization for UnitingCare QLD, which covers greater than 1000 hospital beds at The Wesley Hospital, St. Andrew's War Memorial Hospital, Buderim Hospital and St. Stephen's Hospital as well as Blue Care, Lifeline and Family and Disability Services.

West Moreton Health - Ipswich Hospital

West Moreton Health provides preventative and primary healthcare services, ambulatory services, acute care, sub-acute care, and oral health, mental health and other specialised services (including prison health services and alcohol and other drugs services) to  more than 320,000 people across the Somerset, Scenic Rim, Lockyer Valley and Ipswich communities.

Wildlife Conservation Society**

(Fiji Office) The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is a US non-profit, tax-exempt, private organisation established in 1895 that saves wildlife and wild places by understanding critical issues, crafting science-based solutions, and taking conservation actions that benefit nature and humanity.

Women In International Security

(WIIS-A) is an affiliate of Women in International Security (WIIS). Is dedicated to advancing the leadership and professional development of women in the field of international peace and security within Australia.

Worley (Advisian)

Is a global community of consultants, scientists, engineers, and digital experts dedicated to solving the world's critical infrastructure, environmental, energy, and resource challenges.

WSP Australia

WSP provides services such as structural, civil, building services, fire protection, transport and defence as well as a range of specialist disciplines such as acoustics, lighting and sustainability.

Wuxxi Apptec**

Global company with operations across Asia, Europe, and North America, WuXi AppTec provides a broad portfolio of R&D and manufacturing services that enable the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry around the world to advance discoveries and deliver groundbreaking treatments to patients.


WWF partners with governments, businesses, communities and individuals to address a range of pressing environmental issues. Our work is founded on science, our reach is international, and our mission is exact – to create a world where people live and prosper in harmony with nature.


Provides journey planning information for events, with a focus on customization for the first and last mile, along with bespoke planning information that is customized on a per event basis. Also provides a dashboard to allow businesses to allow event organisers to visualize traveller behaviour and selections to and from events.

Young People Ahead Youth & Community Services

YPA is a non-profit organisation working for the betterment of aboriginal and indigenous youth residing in Northwest Queensland since 1983.

Organisations where placement IP sits with the student

** International Host Organizations

Host organisations

Host Organisation / Provider



Is an independent engineering consultant working across every aspect of today's built environment.

Australasian Groundwater and Environmental Consultants (AGE) 

Dedicated to deliver end-to-end groundwater services and environmental advisory 

Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)

Not-for-profit research organisation where creates and promote research-based knowledge, products and services that can be used to improve learning across the lifespan. 

Brisbane City Council - Gabba Ward Office 

The Gabba Ward Office is the office of the Councillor for the Gabba Ward, Jonathan Sri. The Gabba Ward comprises the suburbs of Kangaroo Point, Dutton Park, West End, Highgate Hill, South Brisbane and the western side of Woolloongabba. 

Carbon Friendly

Carbon-Friendly supports farmers on their sustainability journey – measuring how much they reduce their impact on the environment and help communicate their story to the concerned consume.

Children’s Health Queensland (CHQ)   

The Arts in Health Program at the Queensland Children’s Hospital (QCH) provides access to visual arts, interactive creative events, and performances in music, theatre and dance for children and their families during their stay and visits to the hospital and for staff. 

Department of Defence, Defence Science & Technology Group

DSTG brings together interdisciplinary expertise from across Australia and around the world to address Defence and national security challenges. Works closely with the Australian science, technology and innovation eco-system to deliver scientific advice and solutions that provide capability enhancement for Defence and the national security community. Please note for this host is required an extra placement schedule to be completed for each new HDR candidate.

Department of Justice and Attorney General

Is a department of the QLD Government with responsibilities for the administration of justice, support to Queensland courts, regulatory policy and consumer protection, legal aid, youth justice, corrective services, and other community and legal services.

Department of Resources (Geological Survey of Queensland) 

GSQ collects and provides geoscience data, information and advice about Queensland's mineral and energy resources and resource potential. GSQ does this through a range of geoscience projects and initiatives, including mandatory industry reporting. 

Dugald River Mine 

Is one of the world’s top 10 zinc operations located in Northern Queensland. 

FRC Environmental 

FRC Environmental is a consultancy specialising in the ecology of aquatic environments: freshwater, estuarine and marine. 

Frontline Yoga Incorporated 

Is a non-governmental organisation that provides yoga programs specifically for first responders, emergency service members and military veterans. Classes provided are trauma aware and culturally informed to assist with maintaining resilience, strength and connection. 


GenomiQa offers whole genome analysis and clinical reports that aim to provide genetic knowledge to clinicians to better predict disease development and tailor treatment to patients. 

Graphics et al 

Graphics et al. is a visual communication tool for STEM, it allows users to easily create scientifically accurate images and animations in minutes. 

Health and Wellbeing Queensland 

Health and Wellbeing Queensland was established in July 2019 to improve the health and wellbeing of all Queenslanders and reduce health inequities. 


Is an ethical, socially conscious and environmentally focused property developer, sustainability consulting practice and work share provider. 

Hopkins Centre 

The Centre focuses on interdisciplinary applied research that examines rehabilitation practices, disability services and social support systems. 

Incitec Pivot Limited 

Is an Australian multinational corporation that produce and export a wide range of explosives, industrial chemicals and fertilisers to service the resources and agriculture sectors. 

Integria Healthcare 

Is a natural healthcare provider in Australia providing nutritional and complementary healthcare products supported by scientific and traditional evidence. 

Microba Life Sciences 

Microba is making new advancements using the gut microbiome through precision microbiome science. 

Monty Compost Co 

Is a Brisbane-based technology start-up dedicated to enabling sustainability through recycling organic and food waste back into the environment. 

Office of the Queensland Chief Entrepreneur 

The Chief Entrepreneur is the flag-bearer for innovation and entrepreneurship in Queensland. From helping founders take their first steps to get their business off the ground, to working with government and industry to identify valuable problems that can be solved with innovation, to connecting talent to companies and creating a supportive environment. 


Seqwater is the Queensland Bulk Water Supply Authority responsible for delivering safe, secure and cost-effective bulk water supply for more than three million people across South East Queensland.

Science Under Sail Australia

Is an organization that combines sailing expeditions with scientific research, consulting, education, and environmental awareness.

Suncorp Bank (Suncorp Metway) 

Suncorp bank is part of the Suncorp Group offering financial services for over 100 years 

The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney 

The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney is Australia’s oldest living scientific institution, encompasses 30 hectares and is the oldest botanic garden in Australia, home to an outstanding collection of more than 27,000 plants from around the world. The Australian Institute of Botanical Science will focus on providing solutions to issues such as food security and climate change, as well as providing jobs and educational opportunities. 


Umwelt has nearly 30 years of experience in environmental and social consulting, completing a range of public and private sector projects across Australia in diverse sectors including infrastructure, mining, industrial. 


Is a Biotechnology company who is developing needle-free patches vaccines