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About the placement

This internship is with TDMN and is facilitated by the CSIRO's Generation STEM Links program.

You will work closely with the owner of TDMN to test, refine and improve their sMart Lock mechanism. You will conduct component testing, tolerance testing, review specifications and investigate potential alternative manufacturing options.

Work arrangements

  • Start date: September
  • Working arrangement: 2-3 months, part time on a fixed term contract.
  • Remuneration: $25/hour on a temporary contract with TDMN.
  • Location: Parramatta, NSW

Desired capabilities

  • Proficiency with modelling and reverse engineering in CAD
  • Able to read and understand technical drawings
  • Understanding of stress and tolerance testing
  • An understanding of designing for manufacture
  • Agree that the Intellectual Property developed is owned by the company TDMN


  • Must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident.
  • Must be studying a relevant STEM qualification.

About the industry partner

TDMN was founded in 2018 after years of investigating a coin-less and tracking solution for shopping trolleys. They designed a product that would use mobile technology to unlock and track abandoned shopping trolleys, providing a smart and informative product for retail companies. In 2019 they commenced our R&D journey and had their first working prototype by October 2019. In 2020 we received an AC grant along with an MVP grant. In 2021 sMart Lock won an Australian design award for innovation and design excellence.

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If you are interested in this internship, please submit your EOI and CV online through the Student Application webform and please specify CODE0023c.

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