Student work experience


If you are looking for work experience with the department, the following requirements apply:

  • you must be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • you must be attending an Australian education establishment or a registered training organisation
  • you must be 14 years and over. If you are under 18 years of age written consent must be received from your parent or guardian prior to commencement (note: we do not provide work experience for students under 18 years of age in frontline child safety work areas)
  • the arrangement must be voluntary and not associated with a mandatory and assessable part of your study
  • your placement start and finish dates should be within the academic year and cannot exceed 240 hours in total (or more than 30 days) unless otherwise agreed between the parties.

Please note: Students are not eligible for payment nor are they considered employees of the department at any time.

How to apply:

Applying is easy.

  1. Download the Work Experience request form (PDF, 539 KB) Work Experience request form (DOC, 711 KB)
  2. Send and email to together with a copy of your:
  • completed form
  • current resume
  • current Blue Card - if seeking a placement working with children (0-18 years).

Please note: Due to the volume of applications we receive incomplete applications will not be progressed and will be returned to you.

You will be contacted and advised of the outcome of your application.