Secondary school work experience
Online applications for the 2019 Secondary School Work Experience placements have now closed.
Thank you to all the Secondary School students and their careers coordinators who have applied to Werribee Open Range Zoo, Melbourne Zoo and Healesville Sanctuary 2019 Work Experience program.
Each property's Secondary School Work Experience coordinator will be selecting the successful students over the next few weeks and hope to inform the successful students in early Term 4, 2018.
Online applications for the 2020 Secondary School Work Experience placements will be open in Term 3 2019.
Only applications submitted between these dates will be accepted.
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 Victoria’s three zoos; 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 of wildlife, the environment we share with them and how each role within the organisation works towards conservation.
The program is a full-day, week-long, and all weather. Attendance dates for the successful students will be 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.