Work experience

As a major employer in the Isaac region, Council recognises the value of students gaining practical, meaningful work experience in a large and diverse organisation.

Work experience may help you make an informed decision about your career and serve as an opportunity to explore potential careers.

It may also help you gain an insight into local government and gain on-the-job experience linked to your course requirements or school career program.

Students undertaking studies at secondary school, TAFE or university can apply to undertake work experience.  

Opportunities may also exist, subject to operational requirements, for specific group work-experience activities.

Council offers work experience within various disciplines, including but not limited to:

  • Business
  • Construction
  • Customer service
  • Electrical
  • Engineering
  • Environmental
  • Event management
  • Finance
  • Horticulture
  • Human resources
  • Information technology
  • Libraries
  • Marketing and communications
  • Mechanical
  • Planning
  • Plumbing

We are committed to providing work experience whenever possible, however, not all requests can be accepted.

Placements are subject to Council’s operational requirements and availability of resources to provide effective on-the-job experience, as well as workplace health and safety requirements, special licensing requirements and demand for placements.

Individual Eligibility

To be eligible to apply for our work experience opportunities, you must be either:

  • a secondary school student who is at least 14 years old
  • a student undertaking a Certificate III or above qualification with a registered training organisation
  • a university student (if work experience is a mandatory requirement to complete the relevant course)

Students must be registered with a recognised school, tertiary institution or referral agency that covers them for personal insurance and public liability. School students wishing to arrange a work experience placement are encouraged to discuss their work experience options with their school.

For more information, please send an email to our People and Capability team at