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Work experience

The City of Marion provides meaningful work experience opportunities so people can understand the requirements of specific jobs and gain practical experience in a large and diverse organisation.

Work experience requires close supervision. Consequently, opportunities are at the discretion of the City of Marion as they are balanced with the organisation's operational needs.

Work experience FAQs

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
  • Civil Works
  • Community
  • Communications
  • Development Services
  • Planning
  • Engineering
  • Environment
  • People & Culture
  • Information Services
  • Libraries
  • Neighbourhood Centres
  • Operational Support
  • Open Space Operations

For more information on job roles

How to apply

Applicants are to apply by filling out the Work Experience 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 email

For urgent matters that require after-hours service, please phone 8375 6666.

Work Experience Application Form