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Work Experience

Mitchell Shire Council acknowledges the importance of work experience to job seekers and students as part of their commitment to the Hume Regional Youth Commitment.

Mitchell Shire Council recognises the importance placed on work experience by educational institutions and students. Council is committed to providing the necessary resources to support a placement and a wide range of work experience options for as many students (secondary and further education) as practicable.

Ultimately, the number and timing of work experience students accepted into Council depends on Council's ability to provide effective on the job experience. Students will be given meaningful and challenging projects in a supportive work environment.  

If Council receives more work experience requests than can be placed, preference will be given to those schools, institutions etc. within the municipality and to students residing within the area. All work experience placements are coordinated through the Human Resources Department.

All requests for work experience must be accompanied by the appropriate documentation from the relevant educational institution or organisation. You will not be able to commence a work experience placement if Council has not received a completed Work Experience Arrangement Form (available from your school or educational setting).

The form should be completed by the applicant (not a parent or teacher) and submitted to:

Human Resources Department Mitchell Shire Council
113 High Street

Mitchell Shire Council  will advise if a placement/s can be arranged and if so will provide placement details including the name of the staff member to whom the student should report. Generally, further education students do not receive any payment for work experience. 

Secondary students receive a minimum payment of $5 per day under the Education Victoria Work Experience Arrangements. Students will receive their money via cheque payment after their timesheet has been processed.

For further information regarding Work Experience at Mitchell Shire Council, please contact the Human Resources Department on 5734 6200.

Application for Work Placement

Are you interested in doing a Work Placement with Mitchell Shire Children's Services?

  • Complete the Work Placement Application Form available below
  • Submit the form at least 1 month prior to your placement to ensure adequate time for the processing of your request.

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