SLE225 - Global Environmental Placement

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 3: Placement

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Raylene Cooke


STP010 and must have completed at least 8 credit points of study with a minimum average of 65%



Incompatible with:

MIS390, MIS391, SLE227

Contact hours:

Placement: Half day seminar before departure.  Minimum of 80 hours of placement with an approved international host organization.


Entry to this unit is via application (students are required to demonstrate previous environmental studies) through the Deakin University study abroad website (three months prior to commencement of Trimester 3) and is subject to availability.  Once the placement has been approved, students will be enrolled into the unit.


Environmental Science is an increasingly global discipline, and as such it is desirable for students to engage in their discipline in a more globally relevant fashion.  This unit, Global Environmental Placement, requires students to locate a course-related international organisation in which they secure and satisfactorily complete a placement. The international environmental placement is a situated learning activity that provides students with the opportunity to apply and develop their learning about globalization, international cultural issues and the role of cultural diversity in how environmental solutions are approached. The integration of the placement with academic learning will allow students to help solve authentic environmental problems or address real issues faced by organisations operating in the international environmental sphere.  Placements are for a minimum two-weeks or for a negotiated period to a minimum of 80 working hours.


Host organisation evaluation 30%, reflective learning report 40%, placement symposium presentation 30%

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Unit fee information available soon

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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