Work Experience

City of Marion provides meaningful work experience as an opportunity for participants to gain an understanding of the requirements of the particular occupational area in which they are placed, as well as gain practical on the job experience in a large diverse organisation.

As work experience requires close supervision of participants, this responsibility must be balanced with council’s operational requirements so all work experience will be at the discretion of the City of Marion.


Who is work experience available for?

Work experience is available for school students as part of their learning requirements for high school and for university students as a requirement of the qualification they are studying.


What will students do?

Students will be provided with practical on the job experience to enable them to gain a meaningful understanding of the work environment.

University students may be invited to work on a project that has clear outcomes along with a defined start and completion date, or they may work on general tasks required for the department where they are placed.


Where to work?

City of Marion has over 380 staff covering all types of professions.

Some of the areas include:

  • Administration
  • Assets
  • Engineering (limited placements available for 2018)
  • Civil Works
  • Community
  • Communications
  • Development Services
  • Environment
  • IT
  • Libraries
  • Neighbourhood Centres
  • Open Spaces
  • Operational Support
  • Human Resources
  • Strategy

For more information on job roles:


How to apply

Applicants are to apply by filling out the Work Experience Application Form(80 kb).

Completed application forms are to be forwarded either by email, mail or fax. Details are on the application form.

Students must submit applications (including proof of insurance or workplace agreement forms) a minimum of four weeks prior to the requested placement.

Please note that applications can only be accepted within 6 months advance of placements or work experience start date.

What happens next?

Your application will be forwarded to the relevant department manager and you will be advised within four weeks by phone or email if we can or cannot provide a placement for you.

For further information please call Yvette Zaric, Human Resources Coordinator on (08) 8375 6600.