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Learning on the job!


Since 2011 the University of Tasmania has enabled over 1050 students to undertake and participate in initiatives that deliver operational sustainability outcomes for the University while earning academic course credits or via paid competitive internships. A number of awards have been won for the initiatives.

Contact: University of Tasmania, Corey Peterson,
Education for Sustainability Tasmania endorsement ranking: Highly commended
Status: Ongoing beyond 2016
Awards won for the initiative: Green Gown Awards 2016 and Commonwealth Office of Learning and Teaching (OLT) – Award for Programs that Enhance Learning 2015.
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The Sustainability Integration Program for Students (SIPS) was set up by the University of Tasmania to not only deliver on the University’s sustainability goals but also to deliver on the education, teaching and research goals. In addition to hands on, real world experience, students involved in SIPS projects can get academic credit or paid through the internship program for the work they do.

Since inception, students of engineering, architecture, geography and environmental studies, design, arts, journalism and range of other subjects have participated in over 65 different projects. These projects have looked at sustainable transport, waste management, building design, bushland management and more.

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