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Summer Placement Program - IT/Data Science/Spatial Science


Location: Launceston, Moonah

Job Type: Not Specified


Summer Placement Program - IT/Data Science/Spatial Science

Who Is TasWater?

TasWater is Tasmania’s water and sewerage provider. We are a statewide team delivering essential services across Tasmania 24/7/365. We are interested in our communities, excited about the future and take pride in the work we do.

We are a values-driven organisation. We are looking for someone who can sign-up to working in a way that reflects our values, who builds respectful relationships and who delivers great results for our customers.

Click here to find out more about our values and what we do.

The Opportunity

The TasWater Summer Placement Program is a 12-week program where students gain exposure and work experience in the unique water and wastewater industry.

We have multiple Information Technology, Data Science and Spatial Science positions for the 2023 program that runs from 13 November 2023 to 9 February 2024 in Hobart and Launceston.

There are a wide range of exciting projects and teams to work in. You may be analysing a range of data sets, working with our PI Historian system, addressing cyber security risks, or performing GIS or surveying tasks. You'll have a dedicated mentor and make invaluable industry contacts.

The Summer Placement Program is a great first step to a career at TasWater - former student Mohammad shares his experience below:

Mohammad Hamedi, Graduate

I'm a graduate working with the Data & Analytics team at TasWater. I started as a part of the 2021-2022 Summer Placement Program and continued to work while completing my degree.

Now, I'm thrilled to be part of the 2023 Graduate Program, the largest cohort yet, with eleven Graduate positions. My time at TasWater has been invaluable, with exceptional support and mentorship. It's not just complemented my studies but set the stage for my career.

Click here for more testimonials.

There are also a number of positions in our Engineering Teams that you may be interested in, so make sure you check out all the available opportunities here.

Your Application

To be eligible for the program, you must:

  • Be a current student in your second to last year of study in an IT, Data Science, or Spatial Science qualification (undergraduate and Masters students are eligible for this program).
  • Be able to work from 13 November 2023 to 9 February 2024 in Tasmania, and;
  • Have working rights in Australia for this period.

Please complete the application form and attach your current resume and transcript (if available).

Why join the TasWater Team?

Our people ensure we achieve our vision to be trusted, respected and making a positive difference to Tasmania.

You can look forward to working in an exciting, stimulating workplace that provides a range of opportunities to make a real difference to the community. We encourage our people to grow their skills and careers in our unique, multi-industry environment, and bring their ideas and innovations to life. We understand the importance of work life balance and have included the specific flexible requirements specific to this role above. Health, Safety & Wellbeing is our number one priority, so if there are any specific flexibility or accessibility requirements not mentioned, please apply and we can consider these.

We want a workplace where people feel empowered to bring their full, authentic selves to work. We are committed to providing a workplace that actively includes and values contributions from any diverse characteristics, experiences and abilities. We look forward to hearing from you and how you would like to make a positive difference to our beautiful island.

We are proud to be recognised as an employer of choice for women by WORK180. View our benefits and policies and the great work we do via this link.

If you’re not already living in Tasmania, this role could lead to the best move of your life. TasWater has many team members that have relocated from interstate and internationally in search of a better way of living. Tasmania gives you the time and space to do what you've always wanted to do. You will live and work in a place where you feel part of a safe and welcoming community, plus experience a world-class urban environment, mild climate, amazing natural spaces, and an innovative business and arts community. Tasmania is a place you can really thrive, no matter at what stage of your career you are at.

How to apply

  • Visit our website to find out more about what we do.
  • View the position description here
  • If you have any questions about the position, contact
  • For assistance in applying, click here
  • Make sure you follow the instructions in the ‘Your Application’ section above to give yourself the best chance of being selected for interview.
  • Submit your application by the closing date of 10am 25 September 2023 by clicking Apply now.