Work Experience


If you are a secondary school student and are interested in working for local government, consider applying for a work experience placement with Wellington Shire Council.

Your work experience placement will introduce you to the daily life of our employees. You will gain hands-on experience in the day-to-day operations of one of our departments.

Areas of Wellington Shire Council offering Work Experience programs include:​

  • Arts and Culture – Art Technician and Entertainment Centre Management​.
  • Leisure Services – Fitness Instructing, Lifeguard, Personal Training and Customer Service.​
  • Land Use Planning – Strategic Planning, Statutory Planning and Environmental Planning.​
  • Business – Finance, Business Improvement, Human Resources, Accounting, Economic Development, Records Management and Information Technology.​
  • Municipal Services – Local Laws, Environmental Health and Building Services.​
  • Environment and Parks – Horticulture, Sustainability, Natural Resource Planning and Arborist.​
  • Community Wellbeing – Social Policy and Planning, Emergency Management, Community Facilitation, Children’s Services, Community Facilities, Planning and Committees.​
  • Roads and Construction – General Operator, Mechanic and Plant Operator.

Apply here to request a Work Experience placement at Wellington Shire Council:​

  • We give preference to students who are living or attending school in the Wellington Shire municipality.
  • Attach your resume and any introductory letters from yourself or your school/education provider and proof of Personal Injury Insurance.​
  • Personal Injury Insurance for the student must be covered by the relevant education institution or program provider.​
  • Information obtained whilst undertaking work experience is deemed confidential and must not be divulged to any other party.​
  • Priority will be granted to those that have provided the relevant information requested by Council.​
  • Wellington Shire Council is committed to providing an opportunity for students to participate in the work experience program; however we cannot accept every student that applies.​
  • Generally if you have already completed work experience at Wellington Shire Council, additional placements will not be available.​

Once received, a member of our Human Resources team will contact you or your Work Experience Coordinator to discuss your placement and the relevant departments availability to offer a placement that meets your requirements.

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David Morcom

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Communications and Media.

Clem Gillings

General Manager Community and Culture
Arts and Culture, Communities, Facilities & Emergencies, Leisure Services.

Arthur Skipitaris

General Manager Corporate Services
Finance, Information Services, Organisation Development, Business Improvement.

Brent McAlister

General Manager Development
Land Use Planning, Economic Development, Municipal Services, Customer Service.

Chris Hastie

General Manager Built and Natural Environment
Assets and Projects, Built Environment, Natural Environment and Parks.
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Thursday, April 28, 2022