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Student Placements with Knox City Council Youth Services

Knox City Council Youth Services (KYS) recognises the importance of providing opportunities for Tertiary students to gain workplace experience in the Youth Work field. We are still working off site but communicating, connecting and engaging with young people, colleagues, schools and organisations via online portals.

If you are a Tertiary student and seeking placement, we will be offering opportunities for 2nd Semester 2021.

Student Placements

Knox City Council Youth Services offers placement positions each year for students studying Youth Work or related courses the opportunity to gain skills in the industry, including: group work, information & referral, networking, projects, program preparation and delivery.

As a youth service we will do our best to cater to the student’s placement requirements, e.g. Research project. However, we cannot provide students 1 on 1 counselling experience.

Knox City Council Youth Services are committed to supporting students e.g. information for assignments, days and times for placements, etc

Please note: Knox Youth Services does not offer placement for work experience students. Knox Council has limited number of work experience opportunities to assist students with completing their studies. If you are interested in work experience in another area of Knox Council please visit Work Experience for Students.

Process Application for Student Placement

General placement enquiries will still be accepted but semester applications for student placement will only be accepted during the allocated dates.

Applications for Student Placement in 2nd Semester, 2021 opens on Tuesday 6 April, 2021 and closes Friday 30 April, 2021.

Students who wish to apply for a student placement, must first contact Knox City Council Youth Services to discuss suitability, criteria and the placement application forms and process.

On making an application students will need to provide:

  • a letter of application
  • a resume; and
  • complete both the Student Information and Selection Criteria forms, (these will be forwarded after initial contact with Knox City Council Youth Services).

Student Placement applicants for 2nd Semester, will be notified of their application with our service by the end of May 2021.

Depending on suitability, e.g. how prospective students address the selection criteria, students may then be invited to attend an interview, requested for further details, or informed that their application was unsuccessful.

All students undertaking a placement with Knox City Council Youth Services will require a current ‘Working with Children Check’, preferably a current ‘Police Check’ and abide by Covid-19 protocols and procedures.

For further information

Contact Knox City Council Youth Services, Monday to Thursday on 9298 8469 or email youth@knox.vic.gov.au.


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