Industry Connections

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NIET maintains close ties to a network of industry employers, helping our students gain employment faster upon completion of their course. 

Our priority is to provide a smooth transition from study to work and give students the knowledge and skills to succeed in the real world. NIET’s strong relationships with industry leaders mean our courses teach what employers need and ensure our students are highly sought after in the job market.

Watch the videos to learn why employers love NIET students and why a NIET qualification will give you the edge in your new career.

Practical placement is the first step to employment success for students studying aged care, disability services and early childhood. NIET is ideally positioned to match students with the right employer and have a range of placement opportunities to help you gain hands-on experience in your chosen profession.

Little Grasshoppers Early Learning Centre

Little Grasshoppers is a family owned business, that is committed to making every child’s experience a positive one.

They have a number of custom designed facilities across the Mornington Peninsula, that include modern play areas specifically designed for the age, abilities and maturity of each child.

NIET students undertake Practical Placement at Little Grasshoppers and gain valuable skills, knowledge and mentoring from the Little Grasshoppers staff.


Focus Life fully embraces person centred support, as they have a commitment to empowering people to experience independence, dignity, and the right to live the life they choose.

NIET students who complete placement with Focus Life gain hands on experience with empowering people to make independent choices, whilst being fully supported by Focus Life staff.

Autumn Aged Care

Autumn Aged Care is a family operated service, that provides high quality care to residents. They have a team of highly qualified staff that provide a range of services including: dementia care, respite care, wound care, palliative care, sight and hearing impaired care and medication management.

NIET students who complete Practical Placement with Autumn Care have a high- quality experience, as staff provide ongoing assistance and students have the chance to experience all aspects of aged care.

Interested in becoming a NIET industry connection and a NIET practice placement provider? Contact our team here.