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 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 for wildlife and the environment we share with them.
The program is an all-weather, full day work program (start and finish times vary per property). 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.
Applications for the 2019 Secondary School Work Experience Placements will open in August 2018. We will have more information about the placements listed on our website during that time.