Year
2020
Units
4.5
Contact
1 x 50-minute lecture fortnightly
1 x 1-day workshop per semester
2 x 1-day industry placements weekly
Prerequisites
1 2 of GEOG1003, COMP1102, STEM1002
2 1 of GEOG1004, STEM1003
3 Admission into BAGIS-Bachelor of Applied Geographical Information Systems
4 STAT1412 - Data Analysis Laboratory
4a STAT1121 - Data Science
4b STAT1122 - Biostatistics
5 Admission into BENV-Bachelor of Environment
6 72 units of topics
Must Satisfy: ((1 and 2 and 3 and (4 or 4a or 4b)) or (5 and 6))
Enrolment not permitted
1 of ENVS9780, GEOG2703 has been successfully completed
Assumed knowledge
Completion of Year 1 and Year 2 core topics.
Topic description
This topic provides students with opportunities for work experience within government and non-government agencies, businesses and other workplaces with a focus on some aspect relevant to the environment. The scope of ‘environment’ in these placements is broadly defined. Students will engage with their assigned local and/or interstate hosts to varying extents, including observation and shadowing, performing authentic workplace tasks under supervision, and preparing reports and presentations, depending on the agency.
Educational aims
The aims for this topic are to:

  1. Provide students with the principles of good professional practice within a workplace context
  2. Offer students opportunities for work experience within agencies and other organisations relevant to their environmental discipline
  3. Broaden student perspectives on the nature of work opportunities within environmental disciplines
Expected learning outcomes
At the completion of this topic, students are expected to be able to:

  1. Understand the breadth of issues and topic areas relevant to work and careers in the environmental arena
  2. Appreciate the policy, fiscal and/or commercial contexts in which environmental matters arise or are dealt with
  3. Apply professional skills gained elsewhere in the program to a workplace context
  4. Understand the ethical issues that relate to selected workplaces
  5. Work effectively within host institutions including national, state and local government agencies, non-government organisations and private enterprise