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Starting in the Australian Engineering Workplace

Give your engineering career a head start by learning how to be a valuable team member from your first day in the workplace.
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Give your engineering career a head start by learning how to be a valuable team member from your first day in the workplace.

You've just gained your engineering qualification and won your first job as a junior engineer. Your next step is to master the core workplace skills you need to be recognised as a valuable contributor to your team. This course will help you transition from student to professional working engineer. 

In this self-paced course, you'll learn how to apply your academic knowledge within a team so your input is effective and relevant. 

Using scenarios, practical tasks and quizzes, you'll learn to:

  • proactively manage your workload
  • understand team roles to enhance your communication skills
  • make sound decisions based on ethical, legal and regulatory guidance
  • document your engineering work

You'll learn strategies to analyse your tasks, from identifying deliverables to undertaking peer reviews. You'll also learn how to inform stakeholders of project changes and suggest solutions to challenges.

These skills are essential for building on your formal qualifications, so you perform effectively.

After completing the course, you'll have the strategies and knowledge to contribute to your team, company and profession. You'll be on your way to becoming an exceptional engineer.


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8 Hours, self-paced
Location & dates

1 January - 31 December

Additional Information

Once you register, you will be provided with access to the EEA Online platform to start this course.

We can arrange bulk registration packages for corporate clients.

This includes the option to set up an access code for your organisation, allowing your team to register for courses on demand, avoiding the need to request individual Purchase Orders.

We can also customise this course to align to your business objectives or L&D needs.

Find out how we can help you and your team by completing an enquiry form or calling us on +61 3 9321 1700.

Learning outcomes
  • Prioritise your workload
  • Break down tasks into key outcomes, actions and deliverables
  • Develop methodologies to achieve outcomes
  • Develop a sound level of engineering judgement
  • Document and record engineering decisions
Is this course for you?

Is this course for you?

This course suits engineers, technologists and program managers.

It also suits engineering students about to graduate or those who are new to the engineering workplace.


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Topics we'll cover

Topics we'll cover

  • Prioritising workload and providing focus
  • Breaking down tasks by understanding the requirements
  • Methodologies and actions to achieve outcomes
  • Exercising engineering judgement to ensure success
  • Documenting and recording engineering decisions
Nick Stanton FIEAust CPEng EngExec
How you'll learn

This course is delivered through EEA Online, our digital learning platform.

You'll learn using a mix of practical case studies, quizzes and reading, audio and video materials. You'll also apply your knowledge in practice with a variety of assessment tasks and learning checks.

It will take approximately eight hours to complete. As it is self-paced, you can start anytime and save your progress as you finish each module.

Once you register for the course, you have 90 days to complete it.

Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a digital badge as evidence of your achievement. Learn more about Engineering Education Australia’s digital badges including how to claim and share on our Frequently asked questions page.

This also counts towards the number of Engineers Australia Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours you can claim.

EEA Online access

EEA Online is powered by leading Learning Management System (LMS), Canvas by Instructure.

Once you register for a course, you will be provided with access to the EEA Online Canvas platform to start this course.

If you are registering for your first EEA Online course, you will receive an email from [email protected] inviting you to set up your EEA Online account. 

Supported Browsers

For best performance, please use the most recent major release of Chrome, Firefox, Edge, or Safari. Read more about the current supported browsers on Canvas:

Mobile access

EEA Online is mobile friendly, however desktop is preferred. Please read through the following information on mobile access via Canvas:


This course is just the right way to improve skills needed for the workplace. The information in the course was beneficial and was very detailed and interesting.


I liked the way this course was presented. The most beneficial I learnt during this course was the laws of the commonwealth, and state law on products and its consumers.

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