Medibank Consulting Hackathon

Creating solutions for health, wellbeing and employability.

Delivered in partnership with La Trobe's industry partner, Medibank, during a two-day hackathon you will work in a team to prototype solutions to challenges posed by Medibank. Activities undertaken will enable you to build your enterprise and consulting skills by addressing challenges around employability, health and wellbeing.

The hackathon will conclude with a pitching competition! You will form teams and pitch a solution in front of a judging panel of Medibank and La Trobe leaders, and be in the running to win:

First prize: $200 per team member
People's Choice award: $100 per team member.

Program details

Only 30 spots available – don't miss out!

Why apply?

The Medibank Consulting Hackathon is the perfect opportunity to learn from and network with experienced industry professionals and like-minded students in a fun, supportive and collaborative environment.

The event will increase your employability and entrepreneurial skills, and put learnings into practice. While student attendees do not receive academic credit, they will receive recognition toward their Career Ready Advantage Award.

You will learn to:

  • Develop and prototype solutions to real-world industry challenges
  • Apply entrepreneurial thinking toward your career or your own startup idea
  • Apply an entrepreneurial angle to your CV and job interviews
  • Enhance your professional network
  • Utilise best practice pitching and public speaking techniques.

Must be a La Trobe University student from any campus, discipline or level of study, or an alumni (up to 3 years).

  • Business model development
  • Design thinking
  • Entrepreneurial mindset
  • Ideation
  • Pitching
  • Prototyping
  • Public speaking
  • Storytelling
  • Team building.

Why Medibank?

With a 47-year history as one of Australia’s leading health insurers, Medibank and ahm brands now support millions of customers to manage their health and wellbeing through personalised products and services.

As a company, Medibank operates upon four primary values to guide the way they interact with each other, make decisions and serve customers: Customer Obsessed; Show Heart; Brilliance Together; Break Boundaries.

What better place to set the scene for La Trobe University students and alumni keen to hone their skillsets to become confident and career-ready?

Contact us

Need more information? Reach out to the Innovation & Entrepreneurship team at