Our work experience/placement program is a great way for students to explore career options and gain valuable on-the-job experience in their chosen profession.
This program is more than just a placement. Students will experience a real-life recruitment and selection process by submitting a formal application for selection, attending an interview, and if they are successful, gaining a placement under the supervision of a local government professional.
Placement availability depends on the organisation’s capacity to provide a supervised, effective low-risk on-the-job experience. While we try to accommodate as many students as possible, we cannot guarantee that applicants will be placed. If more applications are received than placements available, preference will be given to students who reside in the Gympie region and/or study at local institutes.
All placements are unpaid.
Placements may be for a consecutive period or on a regular work pattern (e.g. Monday to Friday or every Wednesday). More than the above hours may be considered upon request.
Council has a diverse range of work experience/ placement opportunities including:
Some roles have special requirements such as a General Construction Induction (White Card), Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), and Working with Children Check (Blue Card). It is the student’s responsibility to provide all requested special requirements.
Please contact your educational institute to obtain a copy of their formal work experience placement agreement and certificate of currency for public liability and worker’s compensation/personal accident insurance. These documents are required to be uploaded with your application.
The program is only available twice a year via a formal application.
Applications are generally open each year from:
January - March, for placements in May - July.
April - June for placements in August - October