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Frequently Asked Questions

Who can apply for work experience?
Work experience / work placements are available to secondary, TAFE and tertiary students.

What is the length of a placement?
The maximum period is two weeks for secondary students.  TAFE and tertiary student placements may be longer where the placement is part of the course requirements or Council is providing students with industry experience (for example engineering students).

How do I apply for work experience?
Year 12 students are requested to arrange their work experience through their school Career Advisor or Work Experience Co-ordinator, while tertiary students may send a request directly.

Written requests for work experience should be forwarded to:

Human Resources Team Leader
Golden Plains Shire Council
P.O.Box 111
Bannockburn VIC 3331

Applicants should ensure their preferred dates for the work placement are stated in their application.

Students should list the type of work they are interested in.   Examples of possible work experience placements with Council include:
- Local Laws
- Administration
- Environmental Health
- Youth Services
- Child Care
- Kindergarten
- Planning
- Engineering
- Communication, Marketing and Events

Do I get paid for the work experience?
Secondary school students will be paid $5 a day, under the Victorian Work Experience Arrangement.  The arrangements for tertiary students vary and will be discussed at the time a placement is offered.


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Wednesday, 27 July 2016 - 3:08pm


Council acknowledges the traditional Wadawurrung owners of this land. Council pays its respects to Wadawurrung Elders both past and present and extends that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People who are part of Golden Plains Shire.