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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.

  • Vets at work

    Veterinary Placements

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

  • Tertiary Work Experience

    Tertiary Placements

    Zoos Victoria no longer offers tertiary placements within our Life Sciences departments. These placements are now filled by students undertaking the Certificate III in Captive Animals delivered by Taronga Training Institute held at Zoos Victoria. Find out more about the Certificate.