CONNECTS Employability Project

Study Cairns CONNECTS Business Project Program (BPP)

The BPP is a 3-week program in which teams of international students work collaboratively to deliver a consulting project for a local Government Agency, Business or Nonprofit. Teams are guided by a structured program, learning content via Practera’s technology platform and receiving support from an appointed professional mentor.

The program aims to provide:

  • Cairns-based students with an opportunity to develop 21st century employability skills and expand their social and professional networks.
  • Clients with real outputs by having culturally diverse, multidisciplinary teams work on key business challenges.


Student applications are now closed. Stay tuned for details of the next availability.

Next cohort: 11 February – 1 March 2019


To contact the Project Coordinator, please email

Practera is a multiple award-winning, recognised tech innovator and education provider that has facilitated high quality work-integrated learning experiences for over 10 000 students.

This project is co-funded with the support of the Queensland Government’s International Education and Training Partnership Fund, managed by Study Queensland within Trade and Investment Queensland.

Information for Students

Information for Employers

Do you want to volunteer?

The Student Hub welcomes students who want to help by volunteering their time and skills to assist other students. We’re also developing an exciting Internship Program!


In association with

Study Queensland Queensland Govt

Trade and Investment Queensland