Live Projects

Live Projects engages teams of diverse University students with the support of consulting mentors, to deliver 3-6 week business projects to clients including Victorian Agencies, Businesses and Community organisations. Live Projects will engage some of the bright young leaders from around the world studying in Victoria, in developing ideas and linkages for the industries of the future that will grow Victoria’s prosperity.

Live Projects in Melbourne

Victorian Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade the Hon. Philip Dalidakis launched the LIVE initiative for international students in Victoria. The Minister said; “Through initiatives like LIVE, we are working to enhance the experience of our international students so Victoria’s education sector keeps its competitive edge, continues to create jobs for our state and supports the international student community”.

How to get involved

Project Providers

Government Agencies, Businesses and Community Organisations engage students to addressable business challenge and act as clients to the student team.

Participation is free for Project Providers.

Benefits; some value add project work (eg; international practice research), connections with diverse students with different perspectives, and an opportunity for mentoring staff to develop their skills in briefing and coaching a consultant team to deliver a valuable output.

To find our how your organisation can get involved please email

Team Mentors

Live Projects is seeking expressions of interest from Volunteer Mentors who would like to support student teams of international students undertaking 3-week business projects. Mentors provide and invaluable industry, coaching and feedback role to students teams.

Interested in Mentoring? Please fill in an expression of interest form here.

Student Participants

Live Projects is aimed at further enhancing the international student experience in Victoria under the Study Melbourne LIVE Initiative. Live Projects works to improve social connectedness, engagement with the wider community and employability skills.

Participation in Live Projects is open to all international students in Victoria with places organised through participating Victorian Universities and TAFEs.

If you’d like to engage in a real-world work experience please contact today to see if your institution is participating.