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Work Experience

Council offers many areas for work experience and values the opportunity to participate in work experience programs for our local school students as well as TAFE and university students who undertake placements to assist them in their studies. 

Procedure

All applications for work experience must be in writing, and meet the guidelines below. Please note that verbal discussions held with proposed supervisors are only preliminary and do not ensure placement approval.

  1. School / Student must submit the following documents at least one month before the proposed work experience start date.
  2. Every student being hosted by Council must attend an induction session with a member of Council's Human Resources team at least 10 days prior to commencing work experience.
  3. Students hosted within the Technical Services Division of Council must hold an OHS Construction Induction Certificate ("whitecard"), a copy of which must be provided to Council not later than 10 days prior to commencement.  In addition, the student must carry this card with them at all times while on work experience.
  4. Pursuant to Council's Sun Safe and Personal Protective Equipment Policy, all students working outdoors must wear:
    • Long work trousers
    • Long sleeve work shirt (high visibility preferred)
    • Safety Toe boots
    • Broadbrimmed hat
    • Sunglasses
    • Sunscreen.
  5. Students working at Yuluwirri Kids Preschool and Long Day Care Centre do not require safety toe boots however enclosed shoes must be worn. 
  6. All students should be advised that they are also required to comply with any work health and safety directions and to wear any additional personal protective equipment (PPE) that may be issued to them (eg high visibility vest, ear plugs).
  7. Students working with outdoor staff must bring their lunch in a sturdy container, and a large water bottle, since they will probably be unable to leave the worksite to purchase lunch.

All applicants for work experience will be advised one week prior to their start date whether all Council's requirements have been met.  Please note that failure to meet the above requirements will result in work experience not being approved.

Last Updated: 04 May 2016