EWB Australia's Professional Development Program 2019-20

An immersive and transformative personal and professional learning experience with Australia's leading impact-led, for-purpose engineering organisation.

Our world is evolving rapidly. Professional development and up to date skills are critical to staying current and responsive to challenges facing the world now and into the future. EWB’s Solutions for Sustainable Development is an immersive training experience building professional breadth skills for future ready engineers.

This programme is a part of EWB’s Professional Development Series, supporting the engineers of tomorrow.

Solutions for Sustainable Development

This hands-on transformative programme, held in community in Australia or overseas, will see participants extend skills in:

  • cross-cultural awareness and communication
  • working across diverse teams and managing diverse stakeholders
  • coordinating responses to local and global contexts, and real life challenges facing communities living in poverty
  • effectively applying human, society-centred approaches to addressing engineering challenges
  • build design thinking capacity and application


Not only will you extend your professional skills, you will make a real difference to a community experiencing vulnerability.

EWB’s Solutions for Sustainable Development program brings together diverse, professional multi-disciplinary teams, local community members, and relevant stakeholders to participate in a week long structured learning program, cultural immersion and practical work experience.

Our programmes are hosted and facilitated by EWB Australia in collaboration with local community organisations to achieve real, positive social impact, on the ground, and in community.

Engineers Without Borders (EWB) Australia’s brings deep understanding of community development practice, and social value creation to ensure each participant experiences a rich, challenging and empowering learning opportunity. Not only will you develop skills that enable you to be a “future-fit” professional, you will become a powerful enabler for change for local communities.


Registration for the upcoming Broome Intensive (3-11 August 2019) has now closed.

Register for announcements of upcoming programs in Australia, Cambodia and the Pacific.


Please read our Program Flyer


There are "definitely a huge range of positive impacts on my professional work because of the experiences I gained during the program.... I am working towards my CPEng chartered status with Engineers Australia and will be using the experiences on this to provide evidence for at least 13/16 competency claims!

I believe my learnings on the program will also help me better understand my client needs, how to ask the right questions and how to help me analyse the problem statements that we are given as engineering consultants, so that I can deliver a better outcome to the client more efficiently and effectively.” - Professional participant, Cambodia 2019 Intensive


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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