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  • Merri-bek City Council is committed to being a Child Safe organisation and has zero tolerance for child abuse.

Work experience

We provide work experience opportunities for local students and disadvantaged community members.

Work experience opportunities

We offer three types of work experience:

  • Formal work experience as part of an education course (secondary or tertiary students)
  • Community-based work experience through an organisation that works with disadvantaged community member
  • Non-structured work experience that is not required as part of a course.

Request a work experience placement

To apply for work experience with Merri-bek:

1. complete the Work Experience Request Form

2. send your application to

Once you have submitted our application, your request is sent to the manager of the relevant area. If the request can be accommodated, we will provide you with the manager's contact details. It is then your responsibility to contact the manager to discuss further arrangements.

We recommended looking for work experience elsewhere if you do not hear back from us within a week.

For more work experience information visit the Department of Education and Training website.


We work with AGA Apprenticeships Plus to provide traineeship opportunities.

Traineeships can be:

  • undertaken on a full-time or part-time basis
  • used as a stepping stone to start or further a career in an industry
  • paid opportunities to combine formal learning (e.g. TAFE) with workplace training.

To find out more about traineeships at Merri-bek City Council visit AGA Apprenticeships Plus or call 1800 818 105.