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Work experience and student placements

Learn new skills and experience by taking part in our work experience and student placement programs.

Are you a high school or tertiary student keen to learn about Knox City Council?

You can gain vital skills and knowledge by participating in our:

  • work experience program
  • student placements with Knox City Council Youth Services.

Interested? Then we'd love to hear from you.

Work experience with Knox City Council

Our short term placements are for Year 9 or Year 10 students up to two weeks.

How to apply

Tell us why you'd like to do work experience at Knox City Council.

Please include a cover letter explaining:

  • why you'd like to work with us
  • which area you'd like to work in
  • the dates you can work
  • your high school's work experience program dates.

Also include a copy of your resume.

We are not always able to accommodate everyone's request. If an opportunity is available in your preferred work area, we will contact you to discuss and confirm arrangements.

Conditions of work experience

Work experience placements are subject to the following conditions. 

  • Placements are only available to students from approved secondary schools.
  • Work experience placement cannot be longer than 10 working days.
  • We pay secondary students $10 per day.
  • Signed paperwork between the student's educational institution and Council must be signed before the commencement.
  • The student's educational institution must cover their personal injury insurance.
Student placements with Knox City Council Youth Services

We offer 3 to 4 student placements yearly in youth work. There are both general placements and semester applications for student placements.

We do our best to cater to the student’s placement requirements, such as a research project.

We cannot provide one-on-one counselling experience.

How to apply

Applications are only open to tertiary students studying Youth Work or related courses for a set period each year.

Applications for a student placement position for semester 2, 2022 have closed.

If you are interested in applying in the future, please contact the Knox City Council Contact Youth Services team on [email protected].

Students must contact us before applying. It's important to understand suitability, criteria and the application process before submitting an application. 

After contacting us, you will need to prepare a:

  • letter of application
  • copy of your resume
  • completed student information form (we supply the blank form)
  • completed out selection criteria form (we supply the blank form).

Further requirements for student placement

If selected for the next stage, you will need to supply:

  • an up-to-date ‘Working with Children Check’
  • a current ‘Police Check’.

We may also ask you to come in for an interview or to supply extra information.

Knox City Council Youth Services needs some time to consider each application. We will contact you once we've made a decision.

Contact Youth Services about student placements

Need help?

Contact our talent management team to find out more about work experience and student placement opportunities.

Or call our customer service team on 9298 8000.

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