1 x 50-minute lecture fortnightly
1 x 1-day workshop per semester
2 x 1-day industry placements weekly
1 2 of GEOG1003, COMP1102, STEM1002, COMP1201
2 1 of GEOG1004, STEM1003
3 Admission into BAGIS-Bachelor of Applied Geographical Information Systems
4 1 of STAT1412, STAT1121, STAT1122
5 Admission into BENV-Bachelor of Environment
6 72 units of topics
Must Satisfy: ((1 and 2 and 3 and 4) 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

This topic aims to:

  • Provide students with the principles of good professional practice within a workplace context
  • Offer students opportunities for work experience within agencies and other organisations relevant to their environmental discipline
  • Broaden student perspectives on the nature of work opportunities within environmental disciplines
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be 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