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

Please note: applications for our 2024 secondary level work experience program have now closed.

Tertiary level placements

Please note: tertiary students need to contact us to register interest at least 6 weeks before the date you want to start your placement.

We can only accept applications for tertiary level placements if it is a requirement of your course work.

How to apply for a placement:

  1. Download our Work experience request form from the Downloads section on this page and complete the form.
  2. Attach a cover letter, your resume and any introductory letters from your TAFE, university or program.
  3. Submit your application by emailing it to [email protected] or mail 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.

Download our Tertiary work experience request form


If you have professional skills you would like to develop further in a volunteer role, you could check out our Boroondara Volunteer Skills Bank page.

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.

Contact us

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

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