Work Experience

Hume City Council recognises the importance placed on work experience by educational institutions and students. As a large and diverse organisation, we are committed to providing a wide range of work experience options for as many students (secondary and further education) as practicable.

The number and timing of work experience students accepted into Council depends on our ability to provide effective on-the-job experience. Students will be given meaningful and challenging projects in a supportive work environment.

If we receive more work experience requests than can be placed, preference will be given to educational institutions within Hume and to students residing within the area. All work experience placements are coordinated through the Human Resources Department.


Generally, further education students do not receive any payment for work experience. Secondary students receive a minimum payment of $5 per day under the Education Victoria Work Experience Arrangements. Students will receive their money via cheque payment after their timesheet has been processed.

Working hours and supervision

Work experience students are required to start work at 9am and finish at 4.30pm, unless otherwise specified by the relevant manager or team leader. Students will report to either a coordinator or supervisor within the work unit in which their placement will be. The coordinator or supervisor will provide the student with assistance, mentoring and coaching during the work placement.

What you should wear

Business attire is required at Council if the student is completing their placement within an office environment. It is suggested that students speak to their coordinator or supervisor before the commencement date as there may be specific requirements for their work area.

Where Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is required for the role that the student is undertaking, this equipment will be provided by Council. However, students will need to supply their own steel capped boots if needed. 

For further information regarding work experience at Council, please contact the Human Resources Department on 9205 2200.

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If you would prefer not to submit a request online, you may write to: 

Work Experience Coordinator
Human Resources Department
Hume City Council
PO Box 119

All requests for work experience should include the following information:

  • your full name, address and contact telephone numbers
  • the type of work experience you are seeking (please be specific as the more detail you provide, the easier it will be for us to find the right placement for you)
  • start and finish dates for the proposed or requested work experience period
  • the name and contact information of your educational institution.

Council can only tentatively book a work experience placement until a completed Work Experience Arrangements Form signed by all parties is received. Applications take up to 14 working days to process.

Once you submit your work experience request

  • Hume City Council will acknowledge the request
  • You will be asked to complete a Work Experience Arrangement Form
  • Council will advise if a placement can be arranged and if so will provide placement details including the name of the staff member to whom the student should report.