Who are Practera?

Practera is an education technology and services company, connecting the world of work and learning through technology. Our mission is to build the world’s leading system to help educators deliver scalable experiential learning programs. We have offices and staff across six countries and a global technology-led vision.

What we do:

  • Licensing for our world-leading experiential learning platform
  • Experiential learning design and advisory for our platform
  • Full-service program delivery by our award-winning Programs team.

Employers are continually seeking graduates with more work-ready skills. Practera works to meet this demand by delivering excellent experiential programs, cost effectively, and at scale to students. Our business model is supported by proprietary technology which we have developed specifically for work integrated learning.

What can I participate in?

UQ in conjunction with Practera, are offering students the opportunity to work on a 2-week real-world business experience, via virtual collaboration with your student team, and client. This program is open to UQ students from all faculties and levels of study, however, eligibility criteria will apply. There are two nano programs available for students to participate in, only one program can be completed within a round. Please find further details on the programs below.

Shared Value

Shared Value is an experiential learning project that develops key 21st-century capabilities as students conduct research and provide recommendations in response to a client brief. Students will research, identify and present practical initiatives aligned to a UN Sustainability Goal to increase the positive social, environmental and economic impact the client has in the world.

All organisations, large and small, Government, private and not-for profits, have a role to play in creating a more sustainable economy and a more just society. However, this responsibility does not need to be separate to business opportunities; shared value initiatives should simultaneously increase competitive advantage and be in the pursuit of core business strategy & profits. Students will be required to commit 25 hours in total over the 2-week experience. Student teams can meet in person or collaborate completely online to complete the project.

Business Opportunity Accelerator (BOA)

The BOA program is a two-week virtual work-integrated learning program aimed at supporting a real Australian organisation to adapt their business and so emerge strongly from COVID-19. Students will scan market changes for a client due to COVID-1, identify current and potential problems the industry/organisation and its customers may face, analyse opportunities to innovate the clients’ business models amid/post-COVID-19 and recommend a range of potential adaptations in order for the business to emerge strongly from this global crisis.

Social Marketing Strategy

The Social Marketing Strategy program is a two-week virtual team based work integrated learning experience. Social Marketing Strategy is a business strategy that aims to improve your business' media reach. Teams of students will complete a research project for an Australian-based organisation, with an aim to increased competitiveness and economic growth for the company and opportunities to increase social media reach across platforms.

Information Session will include:

In this information session you will hear directly from Practera on:

  • The value of completing a Nano internship program, 
  • the types of opportunities on offer,
  • how they are run and what is required to participate,
  • the program cost (free to UQ students) and what support and development you will receive, and
  • what are the benefits to participating in a Nano internship program.


A link to attend this session and password will be emailed to registered students in the morning of the session.

Please ensure you register before 11am on Tuesday 13 October to participate.