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The City of Canterbury Bankstown has a strong commitment to place students within our organisation through our Work Experience Program. We accept students who need to undertake work placements as part of their studies in years 10-12, TAFE and university studies. We also place youths undertaking programs such as the Duke of Edinburgh Award.
Areas of work experience change each year, but may include:
For work experience vacancies, go to the Careers section of our website.
If you are interested in volunteer work with our Bushcare or Meals on Wheels programs, click on the relevant link and follow the listed instructions.
Requests for work experience open once throughout the year, for one month each time. Applications need to be submitted online against the appropriate vacancy in order to be considered. If the department you wish to undertake your work placement is not listed, unfortunately that department is unable to take work experience on at this time.
If you would like to apply for work experience, applications will only be accepted and processed during July each year.
Before the City of Canterbury Bankstown will consider placing students for work experience, the following information must be included in your application:
To ensure we can accommodate your request, your application will go to the relevant department for approval. Once applications have been approved, the following must be submitted by the student or educational institution:
You should be aware that it can take up to six weeks to determine if we can place you on work experience within Council. Please be patient, as we are dealing with many applications throughout the application period.
Please note: Work experience in any of our trades is a very popular choice for many students. However, due to the safety aspect of the work within these areas, students are only able to observe work in progress. That is, they cannot use any mechanical machinery, such as lawn mowers, welders etc. If they have completed a pre-work experience Work Health & Safety training course or WHS General Induction for Construction "White Card", and can supply us with a copy of their certificate of completion, special consideration may be given to these students undertaking some "hands on" work in the trades areas. They must also wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment that will not be supplied by Council. This information will be detailed upon confirmation of any placement.