Secondary school work experience
Secondary school work experience can be an extremely valuable experience for young people. Zoos Victoria has developed a secondary school work experience program to inspire the next generation of youth to be inspired to work with wildlife.
Each year, Zoos Victoria selects a limited number students as part of their work experience program to gain experience at one of Zoos Victoria's three properties; Healesville Sanctuary, Melbourne Zoo or Werribee Open Range Zoo.
Although the programs are slightly different at each property, we hope that all students finish the week with a deeper appreciation for wildlife and the environment we share with them.
The program is a full-day, week-long, and all weather. Attendance dates for the successful students are available over each term. Successful students will be required to perform physically demanding manual labour duties under supervision.
Zoos Victoria accepts applications one year in advance from interested secondary students.
Who is eligible?
Victorian secondary students aged over 15 years are eligible for the program
School Careers Coordinators can only endorse one student per school.
The online applications for 2019 Secondary School Work Experience placements will be open on Monday 6th August until 5pm Friday 14th September 2018.
Students can only apply for only one Zoo property (either Healesville Sanctuary, Melbourne Zoo and Werribee Open Range Zoo).
Students must be chosen and endorsed by school careers teachers and only ONE student application will be accepted per school.
The Role Description for each zoo property will be accessible once applications open.