Course Title: Vacation Employment

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Vacation Employment

Credit Points: 0

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


120H Civil, Environ & Chemical Eng


Sem 1 2006,
Sem 2 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 2 2010

Course Coordinator: Dr Greg Griffin

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2200

Course Coordinator

Course Coordinator Location: Room 7:02:03

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course addresses the requirement for accreditation of the chemical engineering program and double degrees with chemical engineering by Engineers Australia that students have practical experiences equivalent in terms of learning outcomes to 12 weeks of full time exposure to professional practice.

You are required to demonstrate the 12 weeks equivalence by documenting the attributes that you have developed by the various work experiences and major project work through RMIT Univeristy. 

Employment may be spread over more than one period, and may be with more than one employer.  Accumulated part-time work in an engineering environment equivalent to 12 weeks full-time is also acceptable.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

The object of this course is to give you experience in the professional practice of chemical engineering in preparation for transition to the workforce on completion of your program.

This course requires you to exhibit / develop a proactive approach to seeking work as it relies on you finding your own vacation job. Assistance is provided by distributing job positions by student email, posting them on the noticeboards adjacent to the chemical engineering office, and in-class notification.

Overview of Learning Activities

Experience in applying for professional work placements, and work experience relevant to the professional practice of engineering.

Overview of Learning Resources

The course learning hub ((under myRMIT) contains postings of job positions as well as brief descriptions of the experiences of previous students.

The SCENIC website provides links to articles on work experience.

Overview of Assessment

There are two aspects to proving satisfactory completion of Vacation Employment:

  • A letter from each employer stating the period and conditions of employment.
  • You are required to prepare a short report (template is provided) describing your work experience, and reflecting on the professional experience you thereby gained.