Virtual work experience

Junior Environmental Planner

Roll out those blueprints and engage your passion for sustainable development. Work with Inland Rail to execute large-scale infrastructure projects, whilst preserving Australia’s protected ecosystems. You’ll gain skills in surveying, cultural preservation and project management; and help minimise Inland Rail’s ecological footprint.

On-demand
Real-time support
Active community
Access from any computer, tablet or mobile
100+ students joined in the last 30 days
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Duration:
4 weeks
Per week:
2-4 hours
Age:
14 - 19
Outcome:
Microcredential
Duration:
40 minutes
Age:
14 - 24
Outcome:
Microcredential

Summary

In this virtual work experience, you will decipher the inner workings of large-scale Inland Rail infrastructure projects. As a Junior Environmental Planner, you will analyse the geographical location of a project, and construct a plan-of-action to minimise the environmental impact on the flora, fauna and cultural heritage sites. You will plan infrastructure projects by learning essential project management skills that require you to navigate environmental and legal pathways.

Is this for you?

You...

  • Are always looking out for the environment
  • Want to learn about the planning behind our cities and transport
  • Would like an industry mentor and career guidance 
  • Are keen to learn about our cultural heritage 
  • Love learning!

Then this experience was made for you!

What you will gain

  • A deep understanding of how environmental and cultural considerations guide infrastructural projects.
  • Insight into the step-by-step planning involved in large scale projects.
  • Learn how ecologists and cultural heritage advisors assess landscapes.
  • Knowledge of how to identify flora and fauna.
  • Learn to use different project management techniques and tools such as ClickUp.
  • Feedback on your work and progress from industry mentors and a program facilitator, as well as frequent professional growth opportunities.
  • Certified microcredential titled, ‘Junior Environmental Planner virtual work experience at Inland Rail’, to kick-start your career in areas related to engineering/digital technology.

To join

You need:

  • Yourself 
  • A can-do attitude
  • Enthusiasm and curiosity
  • A computer, laptop or phone 
  • An internet connection
  • A comfy place to study (yes even your bed)

You don't need:

  • To follow the status quo
  • To limit yourself
  • To break the bank (it’s all free)
  • The latest tech
  • A uni degree

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Junior Environmental Planner

Roll out those blueprints and engage your passion for sustainable development.
powered by
100+ students in the last 30 days

Ideal for

14-19

Commitment

Outcome

Microcredentials

Skills and related jobs

Core skills you will gain:

Presentation
Project management
Personal management
Environmental awareness
Cultural awareness
Problem solving
Creativity
Critical thinking

Additional skills:

Presentation
Project management
Personal management
Environmental awareness
Cultural awareness
Problem solving
Creativity
Critical thinking
Self awareness

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Surveyor
Environmental Scientist
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Build your experience with real-world activities

Roll out those blueprints and engage your passion for sustainable development. Work with Inland Rail to execute large-scale infrastructure projects, whilst preserving Australia’s protected ecosystems. You’ll gain skills in surveying, cultural preservation and project management; and help minimise Inland Rail’s ecological footprint.

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Why Grandshake?

Gain real-world work experience anywhere, anytime. Meet industry mentors, discover career pathways, and join a national community.

Self-paced journey

Complete at your own speed, and gain progressive skills from beginner to advanced.

Video check-ins

Touch-base with a community facilitator and receive personalised guidance at every step of the experience.

Pitch your project

Boost your communication and project management skills in one go, and get key stakeholders on board with your idea. 

Receive mentor feedback

Network with industry mentors and receive one-on-one feedback on your projects. 

Industry-endorsed Microcredential

Receive digital proof of your experience and celebrate your accomplishment with future employers.

Join a national community of students from over 150+ schools

Get help from our community

Get personalised support and feedback from our team, mentors and fellow students.

Build your network

Make connections, discover career opportunities, and collaborate with humans from across Australia.

Real-life experiences

Gain practical skills and insights from a community of industry experts.

What students say

Students rate their Grand experience at 4.9/5 🌟

Claire H

Year 12

“I took every opportunity, and work experience was the perfect opportunity to better myself and help me figure out what I want to do after school.”

Arslan P

Year 10

“I did not know what I wanted to do and none of my friends are talking about what they want to do. Thanks to Grandshake I found my passion and sense of clarity.”

Darcey K

Year 12

“Through my first job shadowing, I landed a paid gig. I soon released the benefits of being employed during high school. I found other ways I can start my career and not go crazy about ATAR.”

David T

Year 11

“I found it difficult to interact with my school. But Grandshake was awesome and the work experience helped me develop a sense of responsibility and got me some experience I needed.”

Elaine Q

Year 10

"I absolutely loved this virtual work experience. I feel like I learned a lot, and everything I did learn I will be able to apply to anything I do in the future."

Audrey W

Year 12

"The team put so much effort into making sure you get a lot out of the experience. My favourite part was meeting with industry mentors, and it was really beneficial to see what a real industry career could look like. The experience has helped me with my decision making in year 12."

Monty B

Year 10

"Work experience has confirmed my passion for working in a particular field and motivated me to work hard to realise my dreams."

Oscar T

Year 12

"The Grandshake community has been very engaging and welcoming."

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Adaptability
Adaptability
Writing
Writing
Global awareness
Global awareness
Creative thinking
Creative thinking
Persistence
Persistence
Planning
Planning
Lateral thinking
Lateral thinking
Empathy
Empathy
Persuasion
Persuasion
Conversation
Conversation
Relationship building
Relationship building
Listening
Listening
Digital technology
Digital technology
Decision making
Decision making
Surveying
Surveying
Civil/construction design
Civil/construction design
Geotechnical analysis
Geotechnical analysis
Cultural awareness
Cultural awareness
Project management
Project management
Digital strategy
Digital strategy
Systems design
Systems design
Data analysis
Data analysis
Presentation
Presentation
Storytelling
Storytelling
Global & intercultural fluency
Global & intercultural fluency
Environmental awareness
Environmental awareness
Personal management
Personal management
Planning & organisation
Planning & organisation
Leadership
Leadership
Teamwork & collaboration
Teamwork & collaboration
Interpersonal skills
Interpersonal skills
Creativity
Creativity
Work ethic
Work ethic
Communication
Communication
Problem solving
Problem solving
Resilience
Resilience
Critical thinking
Critical thinking
Self awareness
Self awareness