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Work Experience can change how you view your options

Work Experience gives you a chance to try out a career you’ve been considering before you tie yourself in. You’ll get opportunities to try skills, tour the workplace, and see what the job is really about. Rule out roles that won’t suit your talents or lifestyle, and you’ll also be able to meet and speak with other people working in potential roles you could fill.

Without Work Experience, you will need to rely on the accounts of others or what you think the job will be like. There’s nothing like seeing it for yourself, so before you embark on further study or choose subjects make sure you know what the job could really be like.

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If you’re not sure how to find work experience, or want to learn more about what you can and can’t do with your time, then you need to read the Guide.

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The ACT Parks and Conservation Service is able to accommodate a limited number of work experience placements at its various depots and districts in and around Canberra. Placements are offered to high school students in years 10, 11 or 12 and to CIT students doing a relevant CIT diploma with...
You might be looking to try something new or are a student seeking to boost your skill set and resume. Whatever your situation, we offer placements across a number of our sites in Sydney, the Hunter Region and the Mid North Coast. Positions are available in Disability and Employment Services...
The Open program Work Experience takes place twice a year and is open to secondary school students who are ideally studying in Year 10. The program lasts a week and gives participants a hands-on experience of how the Opera House operates during the program hours of 9.30am – 3.30pm, Monday...
The Department of Environment and Science (DES) is committed to providing work experience opportunities for both secondary and tertiary students. When you undertake an unpaid work experience placements with our Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service and Partnerships (QPWS&P) division, you will be able to explore possible career options and gain...
Grandshake offers a ton of awesome Virtual Work Experience programs for young people across Australia aged 14-19. These programs are a great way to get a taste of your dream career, all from your own home. And they help you learn some valuable skills along the way as well. The...
The goIT Girls program is a week-long work experience program aimed at female students in Years 10 and 11. At TCS, we are empowering Australian students with the skills they need to be ready for the workplace of the future. Participants will meet senior executives from our company and from...
The Surveying Task Force Work Experience Program provides you with a direct link to surveying organisations who are looking to support and mentor you. Simply register your interest and they will link you to companies who have placements available.
Ngala works with students in Universities, TAFEs and secondary schools. Our support includes placements, work experience and involvement in research. Our work with students spans Perth and Geraldton. Please note the numbers of students accepted is subject to Ngala’s capacity to provide supervision. Areas include: Nursing and Social Work Early...
At National Pharmacies, we are proud to offer work experience programs to secondary students and university students who are either studying, or have an interest in studying, Pharmacy. To be considered for a work experience placement at National Pharmacies you must meet the following criteria: Must be a secondary school...
We offer unpaid work experience for Year 10 school students both in-person and online. Students work in teams on a project to develop, operate and maintain a virtual amusement park. Under guidance from engineering and project management teams, the students work through a number of training modules including digital design,...
We provide unpaid work experience for people undertaking educational training at school, TAFE or university. Our work experience program provides practical on-the-job experiences while offering exposure to a diverse range of services, programs and facilities. The number of placements available depends if the work area can provide effective on-the-job experience...
Rockhampton Regional Council offers a work experience program providing students with on the job experience and the opportunity to explore career options. Work experience students will experience working life, which will enhance their job application and assist them an interview process. Students will be placed in their desired area of...
DPV Health supports our local schools and offers work experience opportunities to year 10 local students. If students have an interest in the health industry or other business related fields, our work experience program may be of interest to you. Depending on availability, there could be opportunities in planned activity...
The New England Regional Art Museum offers work experience in a sincere effort to provide a quality, diversified program in which students from a variety of educational disciplines have the opportunity to apply traditional academic classroom learning to actual work situations within the Museum, in order to develop personal and...
If you’re in year 10, 11 or 12 or equivalent you can register for a work experience placement. Placements are unpaid and run for 5 days on a full time or part time basis. Full time placements run for 5 consecutive business days. Part time placements run for 5 days...
The Defence Work Experience Program aims to provide young men and women, between the age of 15 and 24, with exposure to various skills, trades and life-style experiences. The program provides a hands-on, risk-free experience, which will showcase the range of career opportunities available within the Royal Australian Air Force....
Collaborate with like-minded peers and industry professionals in the State Theatre Centre of WA’s two-day theatre bootcamps. Aligned with productions of The Glass Menagerie (August) and Oil (November) these immersive programs are open to students in Years 10-12 who want to explore creative industry pathways and/or refine performance and theatre...
Delivering quality, safe and reliable water and sewerage services to over 1.5 million customers every day is a pretty important job. You’d be amazed at what goes on behind the scenes to keep things running smoothly. If you are a secondary school student and keen to experience a week in...
NH Architecture offer one week work experience placements within the Flinders Lane Studio. During that week, participants will experience what it is like to work within an architectural practice on their own architecture project. Work experience placements are subject to the following: Placements are only available to secondary school students...
We are committed to inspiring creativity and curiosity through placement programs at the Powerhouse Museum and Sydney Observatory that enhance students’ educational experiences. Our Secondary Student Placement Program provides a snapshot into the world of museums and cultural institutions. It gives high-school students a taste of an industry that they...
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