The Institute has a clearly defined Work Experience and Internship Policy (2017).
The Institute acknowledges the value of work experience, internships or trial work to architecture students and graduates. Such opportunities are a direct way for students and graduates to get a foot in the door and secure employment and in specified circumstances these arrangements may be unpaid. These arrangements can be legitimate for educational and vocational purposes and can benefit the industry in the long term by building more comprehensive knowledge and skills. Within the profession, employees need to be aware of their rights and employers need to be aware of their responsibilities under the Fair Work legislation.
The Australian Institute of Architects endorses the following:
Further information can be found on:
To download a PDF version of the Institute’s Work Experience and Internship Policy 2017 click here.
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