Work experience and volunteering

Work experience

Our work experience program provides students with an unpaid opportunity to gain on-the-job experience. The program assists students to develop specific work skills and to become familiar with a workplace and the expectations of employers. We are dedicated to providing meaningful industry experience to students in a variety of areas across Council.

You must be a secondary or tertiary student seeking relevant unpaid experience.  Students need to be covered for public liability insurance by a recognised school, tertiary institution or referral agency.

Preference will be given to students living in the local government area.

Work experience placements are available throughout the year. The number and timing of placements will depend on whether the work area can provide an effective on-the-job experience.

How to apply
The online application form can be found on the 'Current vacancies' page.

Further information
For further information about work experience please contact Human Resources on (02) 4221 6235.



We value the important role volunteers play in the community and support a number of volunteer programs through a variety of ways. Volunteering can lead to new experiences, meeting new people and learning new skills.

Green thumb? 
Help make a difference to our local natural environment, meet like-minded people and learn some new skills! If you are interested in Council's Bush Regeneration teams or at the Barrack Heights Community Garden.

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