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Work Experience for Students

Council has limited number of work experience opportunities to assist students with completing their studies. The work experience program provides students with the opportunity to gain experience, skills and knowledge while working in a dynamic local government environment.


  • Request for placements are only available to students from approved educational institutions (secondary schools, TAFE or universities).
  • Personal injury insurance for the student must be covered by the relevant educational institution.
  • Work experience students will be paid $5 per day.
  • Secondary school work experience placement, if approved, is for no longer than 10 days.

Requesting Work Experience Placement

  • Please send your request to Human Resources via email HR@knox.vic.gov.au
  • Please include a cover letter explaining what area you would like to work in and the dates of your schools work experience program along with a copy of your resume.
  • Please give at least six weeks' notice for your request to be considered.

A member of Council’s Strategy, People & Culture team will contact you about your request.

Knox Youth Services

Each year, our Knox Youth Services team offers three to four student placements to gain experience in youth work. For more information, please read our Student Placements with Knox Youth Services page.

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