1 x 1-day industry placement weekly
1 Admission into GCGH-Graduate Certificate in Science (Groundwater Hydrology)
1a Admission into GDPGH-Graduate Diploma in Science (Groundwater Hydrology)
1b Admission into MSCGH-Master of Science (Groundwater Hydrology)
1c Admission into MEMG-Master of Environmental Management
1d Admission into MEMS-Master of Environmental Management and Sustainability
Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a or 1b or 1c or 1d))
Enrolment not permitted
1 of EASC8766, ENVS3760 has been successfully completed
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. Discuss the breadth of issues and topic areas relevant to work and careers in the environmental arena
  2. Understand 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. Apply their knowledge to the ethical issues that relate to selected workplaces
  5. Engage professionally with host institutions including national, state and local government agencies, non-government organisations and private enterprise