City of Greater Bendigo

Student Work Placement Program


The City of Greater Bendigo is proud of the Student Work Placement Program. The program offers work experience placements for year 10 secondary students from various local schools throughout the year. All programs are subject to the City's current ability to resource, supervise and conduct them.
Longer placements, such as structured work placement learning and unpaid internships will be again considered next year in 2023 
What you need to know before you begin the application process.
  1. The City is unable to guarantee a placement.
  2. Student Work Placements are sought after and limited.
  3. When answering the application questions use examples where possible in your response.
  4. Use your response to every question as an opportunity to standout from everyone else.
  5. If you have a resume, this will help us learn more about you and your skills.
  6. You may also have to meet with us in person to discuss your application further.
  7. Refer to this checklist before you start the application form as you may need to obtain further information.
  8. Clicking on this yellow information icon next to the questions on the application form will give you further information and helpful tips.
  9. Preference will be given to students living and studying at schools in the City of Greater Bendigo.
  10. The processing of your application can take a minimum of two weeks 
  11. All students need to be attending an educational institution or an approved home schooled program that is secondary school equivalent.
  12. Work Experience only students are paid at $5.00 a day for the five days via Electronic Funds Transfer, so you will need to provide us with your account details including your Bank's BSB number. 


Work Experience

Work Experience is a 5-day short-term placement of secondary school students in year 10. The City hopes to provide the student with insights into our industry, local government, and the workplace. While undertaking work experience, students will observe different aspects of work and may assist with tasks allocated by their supervisor, but will not be expected to undertake activities which require extensive training or expertise.

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