Work experience

We offer high school, TAFE and university students the opportunity to undertake work experience placements at Council.

These placements are a great opportunity to learn from our staff and gain new skills and on-the-job experience.

Work experience opportunities are available across many Council departments that deliver a wide variety of services and operations, including:

  • Arts, Culture and Tourism (Lake Macquarie Libraries, Museum of Art and Culture yapang, Multi-Arts Pavillion mima, events and tourism, marketing and management)
  • Asset Management (city and community infrastructure asset management)
  • Business Information and Technology Solutions (information technology)
  • Capital Works Program (strategic infrastructure planning)
  • City Projects (architectural and landscape design, project management, surveying, civil engineering)
  • City Works (maintenance work, construction, automotive workshop, plant and fleet management, signwriting)
  • Communications and Corporate Strategy (marketing, public relations, communications, graphic design, governance)
  • Community Partnerships (social and community planning, family day care, sustainability engagement, community facilities management)
  • Customer Experience (customer service, records management, print and graphic design, access to information)
  • Development Assessment and Certification (inspections, development application and subdivision assessment, building certification)
  • Environmental Regulation and Compliance (development compliance, health inspections, rangers)
  • Environmental Systems (ecosystems enhancement, climate change adaption, conservation management)
  • Financial Services (procurement, accounting, rates and debt management)
  • Integrated Planning (urban planning, land use planning, urban design)
  • Legal Services
  • Leisure Services (Lake Macquarie Swim Centres, patrolled beaches)
  • People and Culture (human resource management, recruitment, work health and safety, learning and development)
  • Property and Business Development (property investment, management and development)
  • Waste Services (waste management, recycling)

Submit your expression of interest in undertaking work experience with Council by following the process below. Once you've submitted, we'll be in touch to discuss available opportunities.


Step 1.Gather your documents

To complete your application, you'll need:

  • Public liability coverage
  • Student Placement Record (high school students only)
  • Resume (university students only)
  • Parent/caregiver permission (under 18s)