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Work Experience and Work Placement Opportunities

Work Experience and Work Placement Opportunities

Swan Hill Rural City Council offers a range of workplace learning for local students, giving them the chance to work closely with the community and experience real-life work environments. Council offers three kinds of workplace learning.

Work experience

Work experience is the short-term placement of secondary school students to provide insights into a particular industry. Students are placed with employers, usually for one week, primarily to observe and learn – not to undertake activities that require extensive training or experience.

Who can apply? Victorian and New South Wales students who are studying years 9 to 12
Program duration Council’s work experience program is held during Term 2 and Term 3 of the Victorian school calendar.
Applications Open / Close Applications close Friday, 31 March 2017.
How to apply?
  1. Choose the department you would like to work in
  2. Download and complete:
  3. Send your application to:
    Human Resources
    Work Experience Application
    Swan Hill Rural City Council
    45 Splatt Street
    SWAN HILL VIC 3585

Structured workplace learning

Structured workplace learning involves secondary school students undertaking structured on–the-job training during which they are expected to master a designated set of skills and competencies. The length of the placement varies depending on individual and school needs.

Who can apply? Senior secondary students aged 15 years and over who are taking VET (Vocational Education and Training) courses as part of either VCE (Victorian Certificate of Education) or VCAL (Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning). Students undertaking Foundation VCL or VCE Industry and Enterprise Studies should also be involved in structured workplace learning.
Applications Open / Close Applications are being accepted now.
How to apply?
  1. Choose the department you would like to work in
  2. Download and complete:
  3. Send your application to:
    Human Resources
    Structured Workplace Learning Application
    Swan Hill Rural City Council
    45 Splatt Street
    SWAN HILL VIC 3585

Practical placements

Practical placements are undertaken by students in post-secondary VET (vocational education and training) or other tertiary courses. These placements – which are often a compulsory part of a course – are intended to develop job-related skills in the student’s area of study. They vary widely in duration and content.

Who can apply? Students who are in post-secondary VET (vocational education and training) or other tertiary  courses.
Applications Open / Close Applications are being accepted now.
How to apply?
  1. Choose the department you would like to work in
  2. Download and complete:
  3. Send your application to:
    Human Resources
    Practical Placement Application
    Swan Hill Rural City Council
    45 Splatt Street
    SWAN HILL VIC 3585