Work experience

Mackay Regional Council offers work experience placements for students in a dynamic local government environment. Secondary school and tertiary students have the opportunity to gain valuable work experience in a diverse range of streams at Council. Work experience helps you make an informed decision about your career and the opportunity to explore potential careers.


To be eligible you must be either:
* a secondary school student who is at least 14 years old
* a student undertaking a Certificate III or above qualification with a registered training organisation
* a university student (if work experience is a mandatory requirement to complete the relevant course)

Students must be registered with a recognised school, tertiary institution or referral agency that covers them for personal insurance and public liability.


Work experience duration and timing is dependent on the ability of the work area to provide effective on-the-job experience. In the circumstance where student placement is offered, the individual will negotiate with the work area to confirm a placement work pattern.

How to apply

You will need to apply at least four weeks before you want to start work experience and complete the online application form.

The number and timing of work experience students accepted into a work program depends on the capacity of the requested work area to provide an effective on-the-job experience.

More information

For more information, email NASLearning&