What’s your dream job? See It. Dream It. Do It. is an exciting initiative which aims to show that DPIPWE’s diverse operational and field based roles are for women too.
We hope to inspire young women just like you to seek employment in fields in which females have traditionally been underrepresented.
As part of the project we’re hosting a series of workshops in secondary schools around Tasmania. Participants will have the opportunity to meet with, and learn from, industry role models including female park rangers, police officers, field scientists, and more.
The workshops, delivered in partnership with The Beacon Foundation and the Department of Education, will be held at Huonville, Mountain Heights, and Scottsdale High Schools in Term One of 2019.
Emily Spencer, Research Microbiologist at Biosecurity Tasmania, develops vaccines to keep fish species healthy; while Graduate Ranger with Tasmania Parks & Wildlife, Taylor Benny, works to protect and manage the parks and reserves of the West Coast.
Rebecca Burk, Biosecurity Inspector at Biosecurity Tasmania, plays a vital role in protecting the State from the negative impacts of pests, diseases and weeds; while wildlife officer, Olivia Barnard, cares for captive devils at the Cressy Wildlife Centre in her work for the Save the Tasmanian Devil Program.
We have produced a series of video clips showcasing the work carried out by female staff in a number of different roles and will be presenting the See It. Dream It. Do It. Project at Agfest 2019.
At DPIPWE (Department of Primary Industries, Parks Water and Environment) we are committed to gender equality. As part of the
DPIPWE Gender Equality Action Plan, We are seeking to remove actual or potential barriers to gender equality in our workplaces.