Business Internship Program


The VMA is excited to announce a formal partnership with Griffith University in the areas of Education Pathways, Research and the Business Internship Program.

(SE Qld Members)

The Business Internship Program is designed to provide students with industry experience and ensure graduates are work ready. For businesses with current projects or planned future projects, the Internship Program provides you with free access to a high calibre student to work exclusively on your project for 13 weeks (1 – 2 days per week).

Do you have a project where you can utilise the services of a high performing final year student from the Griffith Business School?

Students are available in the following disciplines:

  • Accounting, Finance and Economics
  • Employment Relations and Human Resource Management
  • General / Business Management
  • International Business
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Marketing
  • Tourism, Events, Sport and Hotel Management

Download the Griffith Business School Internship flyer to learn more.

Contact Suzie Crawford to discuss your potential projects and application for an intern.

Dates: Griffith University have three semesters per year and applications for an intern should be in at least 6 weeks before the semester starts.

2018 – 3rd semester starts 29 Oct.

Education – Credit for Prior Learning

Through our partnership with Griffith University, VMA members will be able to receive credits towards a degree program.

For those who complete the Diploma of Venue Management 10569NAT with the VMA, you will have the opportunity to receive credit towards two degrees:

1) Bachelor of Business, majoring in Event Management  (Nathan Campus, Gold Coast Campus)

2) Bachelor of International Tourism and Hotel Management (Nathan Campus, Gold Coast Campus)

VMA Diploma Graduates will be awarded 80 points of credit, which is equivalent to one year of the above listed degrees. If you completed the Diploma of Venues and Events CUE 50403 from 2011 to 2014 with the VMA, you will also be able to receive credits towards these listed degrees.

Discussion is underway to provide an online study option for these degrees, allowing VMA members from around Australia to take advantage of this opportunity.

We expect the education opportunities to continue to expand, as we work with Griffith University developing this area of our partnership.

If you would like to discuss your education pathway options further, please contact Zan Lewarn or call (07) 5501 6000

Research Projects

We’re excited to explore the opportunity with Griffith University to design valuable research projects that provide the venue industry with comprehensive research, informative reports and data that inspire growth and expansion.

This could include benchmarking in key areas across the venue industry. For example, salaries, ticketing, food and beverage costs, client satisfaction, etc. The VMA is also looking at research that demonstrates the economic benefits that venues bring to cities and regions.

We’ll provide you with more information as this area develops.