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Work Experience at Council


South Gippsland Shire Council recognises the importance of work experience and endeavours to actively support local secondary schools, TAFEs, and tertiary educators by hosting work placement opportunities.
We offer Work Experience in a variety of fields, including:

  • Administration
  • Children services
  • Communications
  • Customer Service
  • Engineering
  • Information Management
  • Gardens/Roads/Maintenance
  • Planning


Work Experience at South Gippsland Shire Council can provide:

  • An introduction to local government
  • Support to students  to ensure educational requirements are met
  • Assistance in developing and enhancing students skills within the workforce
  • An opportunity to demonstrate commitment and reliability
  • An employment opportunity
  • Structured, supervised, hands-on experience

Eligibility and Expectations

Work experience is the short-term placement of students with employers, to provide insights into the industry and the work place. Our work experience program is offered to secondary students undertaking years 9 to 12 preparing to enter the workforce. Students participating in the program are given the opportunity to spend one week within available business units to observe and participate in the daily activities.

Students studying at a registered training and education organisation are eligible to apply for work experience provided that it forms part of their education program and their educational institution or agency covers them for personal insurance and public liability.

How to apply for Work Experience

To request work experience or a work placement please forward your interest to  or contact Council's People & Culture team directly on 03 5662 9200