The West Australia branch of 180 Degrees Consulting was founded in March 2016.

Founded as the 180 Degrees Consulting of the University of Western Australia, the branch brings together the most enthusiastic and socially-conscious students to create ideas, take practical action and make lasting change. The WA branch works with not-for-profit organisations and strengthens their ability to achieve their social impact goals through the development of innovative, practical and sustainable solutions. Our student consultants are given the opportunity to gain real-world consulting experience whilst having a lasting social impact in the community. 180DC WA is supported by a network of professional industry mentors who provide hands-on coaching to project teams.

Outside of projects, 180DC runs networking and training events open to all WA students, enabling students to interact with industry professionals and gain insight into the world of management consulting.

In 2018, the branch regionalised to 180 Degrees Consulting of Western Australia and caters to students from all West Australian Universities.

Why Become a WA 180 Degrees Consultant?

As a consultant, you will be given the opportunity to gain real-world consulting experience whilst having a lasting social impact in our community. You will also receive hands-on coaching from some of Perth’s best consultancies throughout the academic year, providing you with an opportunity to build your consulting skills and network within the industry. You will also be supported by our network of professional industry mentors and team leaders and be granted access to our extensive 180DC resources.

Team Positions:


  • one semester-long project
  • mentoring and training – building your consulting toolkit
  • access to all WA 180DC events, resources and networks

Project Lead*:

  • work directly with clients to establish projects
  • responsible for client contact and team performance
  • access to all WA and International 180DC events, resources and networks

*Consulting/professional experience required.

The application process for a position on our consulting team will be highly competitive. We encourage you to apply early before roles are filled.

Who Are We Looking For?

We are constantly looking for highly motivated and high-achieving students from Western Australia. To be a successful applicant, you should be able to:

  • engage and communicate in a professional and client-friendly manner
  • critically evaluate problems to find potential solutions
  • work effectively in a dynamic team environment
  • have a demonstrated interest in positive social impact

180DC actively seeks students from a diverse range of disciplines. This ensures that we have thoughtful solutions for our clients regardless of the problem. We encourage all students (irrespective of background) who meet the above criteria to apply.

How Do I Join?

Applications for Semester 2 2022 Consultants are now closed. For more updates on our recruitment (or to find out more about 180DC WA), please follow us on our Facebook or send an email to [email protected].

Recruitment will open in May 2022.

Working with 180 Degrees Consulting WA

180 Degrees Consulting WA works alongside not-for-profits to generate innovative ideas and solutions to increase their ability to reach their social impact goals.

If you have any other questions, please contact us at [email protected].


35 Stirling Highway, Nedlands, Western Australia, Australia

Western Australia


Sample of Consulting Projects

  • Financial Counselling Network

    Area: Not-for-profit
    Year: 2020

    180DC assisted The Financial Counselling Network (FCN) to create a prioritisation framework for their financial counselling clients and assisted in centralising their availability booking systems.

    We would like to give many thanks for not only the amazing work completed by the team but also for the professional presentations they gave. We would like to thank them particularly for meeting the project brief you were provided to high standard. We will certainly use your findings to support the progression of of FCN's goals going forward."
  • The Difference

    Area: Not-for-profit
    Year: 2020

    180DC assisted The Difference achieve growth in the wake of their market launch by developing a Google Advertising fund allocation strategy and a bespoke pitch framework for the attainment of more sustainable financing.

    "I was honestly so impressed by the amount of work that has gone into 180DC's final presentation.
    We would like to sincerely thank the team for the invaluable insights that they have offered.
    We are so grateful to you all!"
  • Plant Energy Biology

    Area: Not-for-profit
    Year: 2017

    The 180DC team at UWA was engaged to assist Plant Energy Biology to devise a market entry strategy for its new Virtual Plant Cell. The team explored a number of market entry options and made recommendations that ensured the success of the Virtual Plant Cell and its future sustainability

    "I was truly impressed by 180 Degrees Consulting, the capacity of the team to grasp the scope of the project quickly and comprehensively, distil out the needs of our Organisation and provide, in a professional manner, all of the deliverables that they had set out in the original proposal."
  • Stopping Family Violence

    Area: Not-for-profit
    Year: 2020

    180DC helped Stopping Family Violence (SFV) evaluate the wider social impact of their Mens Behaviour Change Programs and provided marketing recommendations which allowed SFV to grow their event attendance.

    "We were so impressed by the depth of knowledge, passion and the collaboration within the team."
  • UN Youth Australia

    Area: Not-for-profit
    Year: 2017

    The UWA 180DC team worked alongside UN Youth to devise a financial strategy and a scholarship dispersion strategy. This project aimed to increase the ability of UN Youth to provide opportunities to young people in Australia and to increase representation at their national events.

    "It was fantastic to see how quickly the team was able to familiarise themselves with the operations of our organisation which is quite complex. They were able to recognise and incorporate our values and priorities into their thinking process, which allowed them to propose solutions that closely aligned to our overall strategic objectives."

Branch Leadership Team