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Benefits to companies / clients

CEED projects provide a tangible benefit to companies of all sizes, as well as Local and State Government.  Hundreds of companies have benefited from hosting/mentoring a CEED student.  These benefits include:

  • Access extra resources for an important / useful, short-term project - fresh viewpoint and ideas
  • Train and mentor a young professional – invest in your company / industry’s future
  • Wide range of talented students available from four Universities via CEED - saves your time
  • High quality, managed, structured, and monitored for quality – good ROI and low risk for companies; meaningful industry and project experience for students - integrated with their studies
  • Operating since 1992 – solid track record. Over 1,000 projects completed
  • Companies retain Intellectual Property (IP) ownership; and confidentiality
  • Insurances are provided
  • Find potential graduate employees, trial on a real project - lower your recruitment risk
  • CEED can link with your graduate program or succession plan
  • Clients choose the student – application and interview process is co-ordinated by CEED
  • Clients are encouraged to offer projects that will add value / provide an ROI to their company, as well as a training opportunity for a student.  Projects can be either 'practical' or research-based.
  • Companies can afford to regularly update research, development and processes - remain competitive
  • CEED students continue to achieve excellent academic results for their projects – over 80% receive Distinctions and High Distinctions (assessed by the universities)
  • Expenditure may be claimable under AusIndustry’s R&D tax concession scheme, designed to encourage industry R&D programs (eg. project fee, supervisor's time, software / materials purchased for project, etc) - projects can pay for themselves

Fast facts:

  • Wide range of students available via CEED (final year undergraduate and Masters level) – project-based, assessed, supervised
  • Four partner Universities:  QUT, Uni of Qld, Uni of Southern Qld, Uni of Sydney
  • Student availability for company projects:  November/December, February, and July each year
  • Project duration:  usually one semester (~15 weeks) @ 3 days/week.  Projects can also incorporate Summer vacation (ie. summer vacation + 1st semester = end-Nov/early Dec to June = ~26 weeks).  Students can work 5 days/week over summer vacation.  Depending on their course structure, some students are also available whole-year (ie. 1st + 2nd semester = February to November)
  • Project fee payable by clients:  $10,250+GST (one semester) or $13,250+GST for 'extended' timeframe projects (eg. summer vacation + 1st semester or 1st + 2nd semester).  The student receives an extra $3,000 scholarship for working on 'extended' projects
  • Included in fee:  Student scholarship, Insurances, Intellectual Property ownership (and confidentiality if needed), hands-on recruitment and quality management services, troubleshooting if needed (for clients and students), academic supervision
  • Regular clients include: Oracle, Carlton & United Breweries, Airbus Group, Downer Mining, Hastings Deering, Amcor, to name a few – plus local and state government departments