SLE225 - Global Environmental Placement


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 3: Placement

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125

Must have completed at least 8 credit points of study



Incompatible with:

MIS390, MIS391 and SLE227

Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - online

Professional Experience (placement): Half day online seminar before departure. Minimum of 80 hours of professional experience (placement) with an approved international host organisation.


Entry to this unit is via application (students are required to demonstrate an interest in environmental studies) through the Deakin University Applicant Portal and is subject to availability.  Once the placement has been approved, students will be enrolled into the unit.

Students are required to fund their own travel and accommodation costs and activities undertaken in this 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.

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