RMIT and the Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning have signed an agreement to increase collaboration.
The memorandum of understanding should mean more opportunities for RMIT students as well as greater openings for RMIT to contribute to Victoria’s pressing environmental management and renewable energy needs.
Students will begin paid internships with the Department this month. DELWP is an equal opportunity organisation that encourages applications from Aboriginal students, students with disabilities and students from culturally diverse backgrounds.
The agreement was signed by RMIT Vice-Chancellor and President, Martin Bean CBE, and Adam Fennessy, Secretary of the Department.
Martin said: “RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise that is committed to preparing our students for life and work.
“The agreement builds on many existing links between RMIT and the Department and will allows us to support a culture of innovation in partnership and practice.
“Paid internships with the Department, which is responsible for many important areas including urban change, sustainability and structural and community development, will provide our students with life-changing experiences.
“More broadly, RMIT has specialist capability in urban planning and innovation, environmental engineering, sustainable buildings, wastewater treatment, and renewable energy that will benefit the Department’s work.
“This agreement is about providing innovative solutions to public policy challenges in new ways that meet the needs of industry, the government and the community.
“It’s a tremendous initiative which will benefit not only RMIT and the Department, but all Victorians.”
In 2017, RMIT and DEWLP will hold a series of joint workshops on topics that include:
- Planning for Victoria’s renewable energy future
- The Port Phillip Bay Environmental Plan
- Remediation of the Latrobe Valley
Story: David Glanz