The BE degree at the ANU is accredited by the Engineers Australia. A requirement of Engineers Australia, as part of the degree accreditation, is that ALL students MUST complete the equivalent of 12 weeks of full-time work experience outside the University during their studies. This is implemented in the BE degree at the ANU as the ENGN3100 course. Besides accreditation, the work experience has the following two purposes:
- to expose the student to the workplace and workplace issues (such as human and industrial relations, job organisation, maintenance, safety and environmental issues).
- to provide direct insight into professional engineering practice.
Students have the option to complete their Work Experience requirements in a number of ways -for example, by completing a 12 week block over the Summer Holiday period, weekly shifts with an organisation over the course of your degree, multiple short blocks of full time work, etc.
In order to satisfy the ENGN3100 requirements, students must submit a written report via WATTLE once they have completed their 12 weeks of Work Experience. This can sometimes cause problems for students who wish to commence their Work Experience in a particular semester and would therefore like access to the course information and report templates so they have some guidance in terms of the information they're required to present, but have no intention of completing the requirements that semester.
As such, we've collated the some important information (including the report template) and attached it here for your reference. We have also attached a flowchart of key steps in the process to securing a work experience placement, and meeting the requirements of ENGN3100.
Note: If your placement is unpaid and need ANU Insurance Cover, please complete the ANU Approval of Activities for Insurance Form and submit the completed form to the CECS Student Employability team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Together with your completed ANU Approval of Activities for Insurance Form, you must also provide the following supporting documents as part of your insurance approval process:
- Host Organisation’s Workplace Health & Safety and Critical Incident Policy and Procedure
- Host Organisation’s Covid 19 Response Guide
- Host Organisation’s WHS Risk Assessment and Covid 19 Risk Assessment (if the Organisation has their own risk assessment templates)
- WHS and Safety Induction Training the Host will provide for the placement
- Position Description (a brief summary of the main tasks) and type of placement such as on-site/ Remote/ Hybrid (some on-site and some remote)
- If the placement is a remote placement, Host Organisation’s Remote work WHS Policy
CECS Student Placement Risk Assessment Form is no longer used for the Insurance application.