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Learning X, EWB Australia’s online learning platform. Coming soon.
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EWB Australia has developed an online learning platform, Learning X, a space in which we reflect and share our culture, work, knowledge and expertise in accessible and interactive formats for self-led professional development.

Organisations can sign up for existing courses developed around core knowledge and skill development areas.  Alternatively, the digital platform and EWB Australia’s expertise in content design can be leveraged to package an online learning experience that suits their business needs.

Learning X is one way to scale and embed a deep foundational level of awareness, knowledge and understanding around a particular topic in your business.  

Typically held over eight days, the Professional Immersives Program is a structured learning program incorporating a cultural immersion within community – either overseas or in Australia. It brings together a diverse cohort of up to twelve professional multi-disciplinary teams, local community members and relevant stakeholders. All Immersives are hosted and facilitated by EWB Australia in collaboration with a local community organisation to achieve real, positive social impact.

Immersive Themes


Centered around learnings and skill/knowledge development in certain thematic areas such as Water Sanitation & Hygiene, Energy, Assistive Technology, Diversity in Leadership.

Engineering in Australia*

Learn about indigenous culture and traditional indigenous engineering as well as develop a deeper understanding of the role engineering and technology play in creating positive change within our own communities in Australia.

Community Outcomes

Work-integrated learning program (inc. pro bono) supporting local place-based community partners and EWB Australia to achieve impact with local communities.

Solution Development

Work-integrated learning program (inc. pro bono), supporting the development of appropriate product and technologies.

* can also customised to suit business needs and objectives on a ‘fee for service’ basis.

Program Aims

Future-ready engineers

Cultivating the skills and attributes required to navigate in complexity, and work effectively in an increasingly globalised context for sustainable development.

Achieving social impact

Combining technical engineering expertise with leading community development practice facilitates the capacity of the sector to develop equitable, feasible, desirable, and viable solutions.

Shifting the profession

When human-centered mindsets are embedded within the sector, engineering practice is conducted responsibly and provides social value to the communities it touches.

Partnering for impact

Supporting community partners through long-term, equitable partnerships by leveraging the knowledge and expertise in our support networks.

What skills are needed in a future-fit engineer?

Creativity, Critical thinking, Complex problem solving, Professional responsibility, Thinking global, Cultural awareness, Adaptive communication, Service orientation, Working with diverse teams, Self management, Leadership, Self-regulation, Adaptability, Empathy, Professional ethics, Sustainable systems thinking.

Participation in EWB Australia’s PDP 

  • will support an individual’s pathway to pre-qualification for EWB Australia’s volunteering and pro bono positions ‘in the Field’, in both Australia and overseas
  • can be used to fulfill requirements of the Engineers Australia Chartered Professional Engineering Accreditation.

“I gained insights into better knowing how to ask purposeful yet open-ended questions, and to embrace the ambiguity. Asking questions with a solution already in mind does not allow me to really listen and be present – and it’s essential in order to gain a greater depth and breadth of insights to create solutions.”


EWB Immersives participant (February 2019)

Upcoming Immersive

Solutions for Sustainable Development Intensive:

Community Outcomes, Broome, WA

July 2019

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Solutions for Sustainable Development Intensive:

Community Outcomes, Santo, Vanuatu

Oct 2019

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Solutions for Sustainable Development Intensive:

Solutions Development, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Aug 2019

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Thematic Study Tours

2019/20 program coming soon.

Engineering in Australia

2019/20 program coming soon.

Internal Group Immersives

Bespoke in-house staff training.

Expand your Experience through volunteering

Explore the broad range of volunteering opportunities with EWB Australia.

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Stay up-to-date with program developments and to be notified of training opportunities in your region – sign up here.
Contact: professionalskills@ewb.org.au