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If you're a secondary or tertiary student and want to get experience, skills and knowledge in a dynamic local government environment, apply for a short-term placement with us.

Our local government work experience placements help you:

  • get real insight into a range of occupations at Council
  • gauge your interest and abilities in a specialised local government area
  • put coursework into a practical context
  • develop interpersonal and technical skills
  • become employment-ready.

Secondary level placements

Applications for 2020 secondary level placements are now open.

We accept work experience students from secondary schools through our structured Secondary Student Placement Program.

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Applications for work experience in June have now closed.


Placements take place in various departments across Council, including:

  • Asset Management
  • Boroondara Customer First Program – Program Management Team
  • Chief Information Office
  • Environment and Sustainable Living
  • Family Youth and Recreation
  • Health, Active Ageing and Disability Services
  • Library Services – Ashburton and Balwyn
  • Local Laws
  • Projects and Strategy
  • Strategic Communications.

Find out more about our directorates and departments.

Key dates for our 2020 Work Experience Program:

Date Application stage
29 January Available positions and application details will be posted here 
9-25 February Students can apply via our online application process
18 March All applicants will be notified before this date.
Important: People, Culture and Development do not accept applications for secondary level placements outside of this program.

Tertiary level placements

If you are a tertiary student, you need to contact us to register your interest at least 6 weeks before the date you want to start your placement.

  1. Download and complete our Work experience request form.
  2. Attach a cover letter, your resume and any introductory letters from your TAFE, university or program.
  3. Submit your application by emailing [email protected] or mailing your application to People, Culture and Development, Private Bag 1, Camberwell VIC 3124.

We'll contact you within 10 business days to let you know if a work experience placement is available and what you need to do next.

Important: City of Boroondara only accept applications for tertiary level placements if it is a requirement of the student's course work.


If you have professional skills you would like to develop further in a volunteer role, you could check out our Boroondara Volunteer Skills Bank. This program aims to match skilled volunteers with local community organisations who could use their expertise in a number of areas, including graphic design, PR, event management, web design and more.

Register your details to receive regular email alerts on current opportunities.

Contact us

If you have any questions about work experience, email [email protected] or phone (03) 9278 4401.

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