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Professional Development Program - Australia

Leading the development of a future fit workforce
for a sustainable society


For over 10 years EWB Australia has delivered unique professional training opportunities through our deep understanding of community development practice and social value creation. Our leading practice, approaches and methodologies from the community development sector are translated into our training initiatives that directly address the demand for ‘globally competent’ engineers.

EWB Australia’s Training Program deliver learning outcomes in various thematic and learning areas aligned to your business’ objectives. Our in-house training offerings can include online e-learning modules, face-to-face workshops and in-house ‘design challenges’.  Content can be packaged to suit professionals at any stage of their career from graduate to executive level.   All training offerings can be delivered in-house for your staff and incorporate examples and case studies relating to your own business practices/activities.

The Professional Skills Development program showcases leading practice in:

Human Centered Approaches (mindsets, tools, design frameworks)
Solution Development and Implementation
Community Development Approaches (Rights/strength based, equity, participatory design)
Sustainable Development Frameworks
Inclusion and cognitive diversity
Working in partnerships

Thematic technical expertise (WASH, Energy, Accessible Built Environments etc)
Designing for Impact and the creation of social value

The Professional Skills Development Program supports participants and organisations to

Develop the Breadth skills required to be an effective and relevant engineer of the future and have a future-ready workforce

Obtain the skills required to engage effectively and facilitate people/human-centered problem-solving approaches

Develop a shift in mindset in approaching design of innovative, sustainable solutions and opportunities to add value to core business activities


Developed and delivered by experienced professionals from community development, professional practice and design, EWB Australia's Professional Skills Development Program presents a range of initiatives such as:


EWB Learning X 
Embed knowledge at scale
EWB Australia has developed an online learning platform, Learning X, a space in which we reflect and share our culture, work, knowledge and expertise in accessible and interactive formats for self-led professional development.


EWB Professional Learning Series
Develop a future-ready workforce
A series of face-to-face workshops and design challenges that lead to professional development outcomes that align with sector recognised frameworks in relation to engineering competencies*, global competencies and professional breadth skills required for a future fit engineer.   Workshops and activities range from introductory level content to deep transformative learning and skill development that can include Work Integrated Learning in simulated and real world projects.


Solutions for Sustainable Development Intensives
Immersive personal and professional  learning experience  (8-14 day, place-based in Australia and Overseas)
Broome Intensive August 2019 - EOI are open!


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the global context

A rapidly evolving global economy, and complex issues such as climate change, urbanisation and poverty alleviation present a myriad of opportunities and challenges for the technical-engineering sector. Coupled with multidisciplinary and multicultural teams that are often divided geographically, todays engineers are expected to have professional breadth skills in cross-cultural awareness and communication, teamwork and coordination to support their technical depth skills.
Understanding, and being able to apply, design thinking and a human-centered approach is increasingly necessary for the technical-engineering sector - globally, and in our work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities on-country.


Professional Development at EWB Australia

Leading the development of a future-fit workforce for a sustainable society.
EWB Australia’s Professional Development Training Programs deliver learning outcomes in various thematic and learning areas aligned to your business’ objectives. Formats vary from online e-learning, face-to-face workshops and in-house solution development programs. Content can be packaged to suit professionals at any stage of their career from graduate to executive. We also work with businesses to co-design an organisation’s specific professional learning journey.

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