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Work experience and tertiary placements

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Zoos Victoria offers a range of opportunities for students of secondary and tertiary age to gain valuable work experience as well as to inspire the next generation of young people to choose Victoria’s zoos as their workplace of choice.

  • Secondary School Work Experience

    Secondary School Work Experience

    Zoos Victoria offers a limited number of Victorian secondary school placements for students aged 15 years and over and interested in a career in the zoo industry. The application process is a competitive selection process, opening annually between August and September.

  • Tertiary Work Experience

    Tertiary Placements

    Zoos Victoria offers supervised work placements for tertiary students studying relevant courses which align to the disciplines of Life Sciences. Applications are accepted annually.

  • Vets at work

    Veterinary Placements

    Zoos Victoria offers supervised work placements for final year Veterinary science students. Applications are accepted annually.