Work Experience

Work experience is the short term placement of secondary school students, with employers to provide insights into the industry and the workplace in which they are keenly interested. It provides students with the valuable opportunity to:

  • Develop employ-ability skills
  • Explore possible career options
  • Understand employer expectations
  • Increase their self-understanding, maturity, independence and self-confidence

Students are placed with employers primarily to observe and learn – not to undertake activities which require extensive training or expertise.

Calrossy encourages students to find and secure their own work experience placements. This allows the students to:

  • Develop their ability to communicate with employers and businesses
  • Allow students to take the initiative which creates a positive and lasting impression on employers and businesses

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If interested in seeking work experience, please load the forms below…

All forms must be fully completed with Attachment A, B and C returned to Calrossy and given to the Career Advisor BEFORE the commencement of work experience please. If forms are not completed and the relevant forms returned to Calrossy, the school cannot cover students if in the event of a workplace incident or accident.

Before doing anything, students and parents are asked to download, read and understand the Calrossy Work Experience Program Guidelines and the Student Work Experience Checklist 2019

For hints on what to say when seeking work experience, please see here … Organising Work Experience, what to ask, say and do

The Forms to print and complete …

(Forms 1 – 5 BEFORE Work Experience commences) (Number 6 during and after Work Experience)

  1. Host Employer Consent Form (Returned to Calrossy)  ATTACHMENT A Host Empl Consent Form
  2. Host Employer Acknowledgement Form (Returned to Calrossy)  ATTACHMENT B Host Empl Acknowledgement Form
  3. Parent Consent Form (Returned to Calrossy)  ATTACHMENT C Parent Consent Form
  4. Host Employer Acknowledgment Form (Parent’s Copy to retain) ATTACHMENT D Parent Copy Host Empl Acknowledgement Form
  5. Certificate of Currency (Required by Employer)  Certificate of Currency
  6. During work experience, to help increase the quality of the learning experience and to develop and expand on our student’s capacity to design a thorough resume, the Work Experience Diary must be completed and returned to Mr Impey for a ‘Post Work Experience Chat’ Work Experience Diary

Guidelines for students undertaking work experience with animals, courtesy of the Victorian Department of Education & Training… working with animals

… For more hints and tips to help with finding work experience Finding Work Experience – Youth Central Victoria

In addition to canvassing local employers & businesses or others near home, there are a number of other formalised and external Work Experience Programs and opportunities, they include:

Australian War Memorial Work Experience Program

Australian Government Department of Defence

Australian Signals Directorate Information Security Hub

Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Cognition and it’s Disorders


Karl Von Busse School Work Experience Program – Fashion, Graphic or Interior Design

NIDA – National Institute of Dramatic Art

Other Australian Government Work Experience Programs

Royal Womens Hospital Victoria

Surveying NSW – Try Surveying Work Experience Program

Taronga Western Plains Zoo Work Experience Program

STAR Entertainment Group Work Experience Program

Work Experience Directory (This is a service provided by an external provider which may require a ‘fee for service’)

UNE The Conocophillips Science Experience The ConocoPhillips Science Experience

To Find more, Google ‘Work Experience Programs’ to find more listed programs