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Undergraduate Vacation Employment Program

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Program Overview

Applications are now CLOSED!

The Department for Infrastructure and Transport has an exciting opportunity for university students to gain hands-on experience working in an organisation that delivers the State’s major infrastructure projects and transport networks across the State. The successful candidate will experience working within an agency with highly skilled and experienced professionals across a multiple of specialised fields.

Placements are available over a 12 week period from 23 November 2020 to 12 February 2021.

We invite students from a wide range of disciplines to apply. Placements are available across the following areas:

  • Business/Economics
  • Law
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Civil Engineer
  • Construction Management/Architecture

To find out more about the exciting projects the Department is currently working on, please visit:

What We Look For In a Candidate

We are looking for university students with a diverse range of skills, knowledge and personal qualities, including:

  • Good problem solving skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Ability to influence and negotiate
  • Research and analytical skills
  • Confidentiality
  • Good interpersonal skills, empathy and cultural awareness
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Basic computer literacy and understanding of discipline specific software and programs
  • Resilience
  • Good initiative and accountability

For more information, please click Undergraduate Employment Vacation Student Role Statement

Recruitment Process

Recruitment for the Undergraduate Vacation Employment Program for 2020/21 is as follows;

1. Email with your full application, including:

2. Applications will be reviewed and shortlisted for various projects

3. Panel interviews will be conducted for shortlisted applicants

4. Reference checks will be completed

5. Successful applicants will be contacted and offered a role

Please note that some roles may also require Employment Screenings and/or Clearances. Applicants will be contacted should be required to provide such clearances.


To be eligible for the Undergraduate Vacation Employment Program, you must:

  • be in the process of completing an undergraduate degree from an accredited university;
  • be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or have eligibility to work in Australia for the twelve week period;
  • be available for a 12 week period from 23 November 2020 to 12 February 2021;
  • have completed the online application process in full.

Students undertaking their second, third or final year of study are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

Applications for 2020-21 have now closed

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