Work Experience

Whitsunday Regional Council offers work experience placements for students in a dynamic and varied work environment across a wide range of disciplines.

Participants are placed with Council to primarily observe and learn – not to undertake activities which require extensive training or experience. All work experience placements are unpaid.


To be eligible for placement you must either:

• a secondary student Year 10 or higher
• a student undertaking a Certificate III or above with a registered training organisation
• a university student (if work experience is a requirement to complete of relevant study)
• registered through a Job Find Agency

Students must be registered with a recognised school, tertiary institution or referral agency that covers them for personal insurance and public liability.

How to apply

You will need to apply at least 4 weeks prior to your requested start date and complete the Work Experience Application form (link to form). 
Application must be submitted via email to
Please ensure all sections of the application form are completed and requested documents attached.

Council will endeavour to provide work experience opportunities whenever possible however this is not always possible due to adequate supervision and workplace health and safety requirements.

Further Information
Human Resources
07 4761 3629
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    67 Herbert Street, Bowen
    Cnr. Stanley and Conway Streets, Collinsville
    83-85 Main Street, Proserpine
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