Work Experience at Council

Work Experience & Student Placement Program will resume in 2023!

Melton City Council believes young people are the bridge to our future. Our work experience and student placement programs provide students with the opportunity to gain valuable organisational experience while preparing them for their future.

As a diverse organisation, we are committed to providing a wide range of work experience options for as many students as practicable. We will relaunch the Work experience Program & Student Placement Program in 2023! More information will be provided in due course.

If you're a secondary or tertiary student living, working or studying in the City of Melton, Council is a great place to gain experience in the workforce.  We have a number of placement opportunities available throughout the year.

Year 10 Work Experience

We offer a number of work experience placement opportunities for Year 10 students, across all secondary schools within the City of Melton.

Providing students with a high quality, positive and successful work experience opportunity is a priority for us, with the aim to increase students' understanding of career opportunities within Council. Our placements offer students the opportunity to learn within a range of Council departments to aid students in making informed choices about their futures, as well as offering insights into Local Government and specific areas of interest.

To express your interest for a Year 10 work experience placement, download the Year 10 Work Experience application form(PDF, 154KB) and submit to careers@melton.vic.gov.au.

We will manage and coordinate applications with the requested department and advise of a successful placement within 5-10 business days.

Please note: that each application is considered on merit and is subject to availability. Due to a high demand for placements, unfortunately we are not able to accommodate all placement requests.

Vocational Placement

We offer a number of work experience placement opportunities for Tertiary/VET/VCAL students.  Placements provide opportunities for students to apply the theory and skills gained whilst studying in a professional workplace.

Requirements for Placement:

In order to be eligible to undertake a student placement with Melton City Council, students must be:

  • currently studying an accredited tertiary course or vocational training
  • covered for insurance by your educational institution (i.e. Personal Accident Insurance, Public Liability Insurance)
  • able to provide evidence of completion of necessary checks (i.e. Working with Children Check, Australian Police Check).

To express your interest for a vocational work experience placement, download the Student Placement Request application form(PDF, 239KB) and submit to careers@melton.vic.gov.au.

All requests for student placements will be forwarded to the relevant department with Council.  If you are successful with a placement opportunity, a representative of the unit will contact you to discuss your placement request.  You will then be required to provide all documentation and completion of checks in order to confirm placement.  If you are unsuccessful, we will advise the outcome of your application.

Please note: that each application is considered on merit and is subject to availability.  Due to a high demand for placements, unfortunately we are not able to accommodate all placement requests.  Priority will be given to applicants that live within the City of Melton.