Work experience

As a major employer within the municipality of Moreland, Council is committed to supporting the local community by providing employment pathways for local students and providing opportunities for disadvantaged community members.

Work experience is part of the Victorian schools' educational program that provides the short-term placement of students with employers to provide insights into a different industries and the workplaces. Students are placed with employers primarily to observe and learn – not to undertake activities that require extensive training or experience.

Due to the large volume of requests for work experience placements that Council receives, not all requests can be accommodated.

Where possible, we will do our best to provide work experience opportunities and expose participants to a variety of tasks that may be relevant to their interests.

Work experience opportunities at Council

Council offers three types of work experience:

  1. Vocational work experience placements: formal work experience arrangement that forms part of an education or training course (secondary or tertiary students)
  2. Community-based placements: work experience arrangement through a community-based organisation that works with disadvantaged community members
  3. Non-structured work experience program: other requests for work experience that do not fall within a structured program from a secondary or tertiary institution may also be considered. These requests are considered if the placement provides an opportunity for the participant to observe work that is relevant to their study or career aspirations. These arrangements can be for up to 4 weeks.

Conditions of a work experience placement

  • Priority is given to participants who either live or study within the Moreland area.
  • Participants are expected to adhere to appropriate dress requirements during their placement and the responsibilities as outlined in the Work Experience Policy and Procedure (DOC 89Kb).
  • It is expected that a work experience participants under vocational placement or community-based placement are covered by the institution or community agency public liability insurance.

The Department of Education and Training has more information on work experience, including occupational health and safety and guidelines.

How to request a work experience placement

If you are interested in work experience opportunities with Council, complete the Work Experience Request Form (DOC 116Kb) and send to Council:

  • contact Council
  • post to Moreland City Council, Locked Bag 10, Moreland VIC 3058, or
  • in person to Moreland City Council, 90 Bell Street, Coburg VIC 3058.

Your request is then referred to the manager of the relevant area.

If the request can be accommodated, we will provide you with the manager's contact details. It is then your responsibility to contact the manager to discuss further arrangements.

We endeavour to keep you informed of the status of your request; however, if you do not hear back from us within a week of submitting your application, we encourage you to continue looking for placement opportunities elsewhere.