CIfA Newsflash 39/2020 | CPUT Architectural Technology Third Year Students – Request for Placement

Dear Members

We hope everyone is doing well under the circumstances.

We have been approached by the CPUT Architectural Technology Third Year Team, in relation to work placements for their Third Year Students. These students are typically required to spend a minimum of 18 weeks in practice, but in lieu of the COVID situation, their in service training requirements have been adjusted.

Students are now required to obtain a minimum of 7 academic weeks office experience, 7 September – 30 October. For this the students have two options.

  1. The Department will be offering a Simulated Office during this time, for those who cannot find employment.
  2. Working in an architectural practice, whether remotely or physically.

Our request is for you to consider accommodating a Third Year student in your office during this time. This would be a mentor/mentee relationship. Please note that these students do not have any further classes after this period, only time set aside to rework Semester 1 work, so the period of employment could be extended. This would be negotiated between the student and yourselves.

Please let us know at if this is something that you think you could take on, and we will put you in touch with a student.