School of Mechanical and Chemical Engineering

Dreamfit Foundation

Focus areas

  • Engineering groundbreaking new leisure and living equipment for people living with a disability to increase their enjoyment and participation in community life.
  • Creating innovative new lifestyle programs for people living with a disability.
  • Advancing engineering education through our Student Training Program and our relationships with UWA’s Engineering Faculty and industry professionals.
  • Promoting student professional development in other disciplines through our workplace programs for University, TAFE and High School students.
  • Fostering a culture of social responsibility and giving back to the community in everything we do.

Further information

Dreamfit volunteers with a hand controlled motorcycle

The Dreamfit Foundation is a unique Western Australian charity dedicated to fulfilling the dreams of people with disability through innovative engineering solutions and lifestyle programs.

The Dreamfit Foundation has formed a partnership with UWA through which engineering students can volunteer their time to work on Dreamfit’s innovative projects and receive course credit for their project work.

The students work in an environment that encourages innovation and lateral thinking and are teamed with an industry mentor to help them develop their professional skills.

Students from other disciplines such as Occupational Therapy, Human Resources, Public Relations, Marketing, Business, and Communications are encouraged to apply for work experience with our Foundation.

Student program

Are you interested in giving back to the community and helping to change the life of a person living with disability? Do you want to develop your professional skills before you begin your career? 

Engineering Volunteers

Our student engineering program operates in partnership with The University of Western Australia. Engineering students are encouraged to apply their theoretical knowledge in an innovative way to create equipment for the benefit of people with disabilities. Students are teamed with industry mentors as they take our projects from concept stage through to completion.

Opportunities for students from other disciplines

We also offer work experience opportunities for students from other disciplines and educational institutions. There are opportunities in areas such as Occupational Therapy, Public Relations, Marketing, Communications, and Business. 

Give back to the community

As well as providing the students with professional development opportunities, our work experience programs give students the opportunity to give back to the community and people living with disabilities. The Foundation hopes that the experience fosters a sense of social responsibility in the students that they can take with them as they become our leaders and managers of the future.

 

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Wednesday, 8 December, 2010 3:26 PM

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