Applications for 2020 will open in January 2020
For placements within Kindergarten and Youth Services, please click on the links below:
Welcome to Wyndham City's Year 10 work experience program. Join us for a five-day experience in the world of Wyndham City!
How to Apply
- Complete the application form below.
- Once this form is received, we will coordinate your placement with the requested area of Council.
- You will receive an email if your application for the placement has been successful or unsuccessful.
- If successful, you will be provided with details regarding your placement to accept via return email along with the forms below:
- Wyndham City Suitability Form (to be authorised by the school)
- Work Experience Arrangement Form (to be completed by all parties i.e. student, workplace, parent/guardian, school).
- Work Experience Travel and Accommodation Form (where required)
- Once the completed forms are received, your placement will be confirmed via email.
- The placement is usually offered for five days and you will be paid $5 per day (as per the requirements).
- Applications close on Friday 1 March 2019. Placements will be allocated between January 2019 and December 2019.
Wyndham City will support the placement of as many Year 10 work experience students as possible with priority given to students who either live or go to school within Wyndham. Due to high demand for placements, limited resources or work load of the Department, unfortunately it is not always possible to place all students.
For any questions, contact the Talent Acquisition team on 9742 0777 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Departments Offering Placements:
Emergency Business Unit
The Emergency Business Unit looks after fire prevention throughout the municipality. This involves inspections of properties prior to and during the fire danger period.
Work experience students will shadow the Fire Prevention Officer on the field to assess fire hazards and comply with legislation. They will also assist with office duties and the issuing of fire permits to ensure the sites are safe.
Students will also be part of various activities within the Emergency Business Unit and will be required to bring their own sun hat and safety boots.
Wyndham City owns 28 kindergartens throughout the municipality. Kindergarten Services provides high quality early education and care services, including 3 & 4-year-old kindergarten programs. Kindergarten education not only supports the children who attend but also works in partnerships with families, schools and the wider community to empower children to succeed.
The Kindergarten Services Unit provides a broad range of services through its core business areas including customer service, growth planning, administration, Pre School Field Officer (PSFO) service delivery and kindergarten delivery.
Operational hours and days of each kindergarten varies, as does each kindergartens availability to accommodate students throughout the year.
Landscape Sub Divisions
Landscape Sub Divisions contributes to the negotiation and approval of all developer delivered public open space. Landscape Sub Divisions is involved from the pre-permit and permit planning stage, providing referral advice in relation to all urban design components of subdivisions, through to the approval of detailed landscape design construction drawings. Landscape Sub divisions role is to ensure that developers permit obligations are implemented and completed to the satisfaction of council from planning to delivery. Public open space encompasses, nature strips, public reserves, natural and constructed water ways.
Landscape Sub Division, Landscape Architects review and approve Sub Division Concept Plans, Landscape Master Plans and detailed design construction drawings. The successful design of open space and streetscapes is critical to ensuring that Wyndham’s network of open space and streetscapes is attractive, functional and cost effective to maintain into the long-term future.
Work experience students will undertake a variety of tasks including reviewing and formally assessing pre and post permit planning referrals, master plans and detailed landscape design drawings in relation to all public open space in the growth areas of Wyndham. Students will also assist staff in the communication of Councils objectives, design response and general comments to developers and consultants. Tasks will vary according to operational need.
The Libraries team provides Wyndham City residents with books and resources to enjoy, while providing great customer service and sharing a love of reading with all visitors.
Work experience students will undertake a variety of library tasks including shelving, shelf reading which involves making sure books are in order according to the Dewey Decimal System and other administrative duties. Students will also assist staff in the preparation and delivery of community learning programs, as well as some collection management activities. Tasks will vary according to operational need.
Wyndham has five libraries that operate throughout the municipality: Werribee Library, Manor Lakes Library, Plaza Library, Point Cook Library and Julia Gillard Library Tarneit. Each library is able to accommodate varying numbers of students throughout the year.
People & Capability – Talent Acquisition
The Talent Acquisition team is charged with attracting and recruiting the best and brightest talent to Council. We work with people leaders in the organisation to design and deliver creative strategies to ensure people have the best chance at getting their dream jobs.
Our team also creates pathways to help people from diverse backgrounds get a chance to work with us. This includes coordinating the Year 10 Work Experience program, VCAL and tertiary work placements and working with people who face barriers to employment. At the moment, we are working on some cool new things like a Gap Year traineeship program and a Graduate program.
Work experience students will get to shadow a member of the team. You might be involved in anything from sitting in on an interview for a Kindergarten Teacher, a sourcing meeting at the Wyndham City Depot or a workshop about our employer branding strategy.
Town Planning involves both control of existing and new development, and the strategic planning to ensure our resources in Wyndham are carefully managed to match our future needs and expectations.
Planning is a dynamic process that is constantly evolving in response to changes within the community.
The Town Planning Department comprises of four units: Statutory Planning, Growth Area Planning, Major Projects Unit and Subdivisions.
Work experience students will undertake a variety of tasks including keeping the Town Planning Forms at the front counter stocked up, scanning and photocopying. Tasks will vary according to operational need of the Department.
Waste Collection Services
Waste Collection Services unit is responsible for delivery of waste collection services including kerbside collection and hard & green waste bookings. This also involves working on projects for improvement, increasing resource recovery and providing advice to Council’s planning department on waste management plans for new developments.
Work experience students would shadow team members from the Waste Services Team to complete administrative tasks, contract management and planning projects for improving resource recovery.
Youth Services aims at creating safe, engaging, entertaining, accessible, innovative, and inspiring social opportunities for young people aged between 12 to 25 years through a range of events, facilities and services. Youth Services works actively with young people, families, schools, universities, community organisations and other Council departments.
Work experience students will assist with the delivery of youth programs, events or activities that may be happening at the time of placement. Additional duties may include assisting staff with administrative tasks and program planning, supporting the internet café, assist with unpacking food for the food bank and promotional opportunities amongst other things.
Work experience will have the opportunity to work across the four Youth Services sites in Wyndham: Youth Resource Centre, Youth Services at Point Cook, Manor Lakes Community Learning Centre and Tarneit Community Learning Centre.
Refuse Disposal Facility (RDF)
At the RDF, the Waste Disposal unit is responsible for operation of the landfill and transfer station incorporating recycling and disposal. This involves working on projects for improvement, increasing resource recovery, license compliance, civil operations, customer service and post filling maintenance.
Work experience will involve shadowing team members from the Waste Disposal unit at the landfill and Councils Offices. PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) is required for safety. This includes hard hats, safety glasses, gloves, hearing protection, reflective safety vests, and steel toed shoes.
Sustainability - Environment & Water
The Sustainability Team is responsible for driving, implementing and evaluating diverse programs and projects that enhance and promote sustainability concepts and practices within Council, the community, urban development and businesses.
The Sustainability team at Wyndham is involved in a range of exciting projects across council including; Large Scale Solar and Battery Installation, Sustainable Procurement, Environmentally Sustainable Design in both Council and Residential Buildings, Sustainable Transport, Climate Change Adaptation and Community Education programs.
Work experience would involve shadowing team members from the Sustainability Unit carrying out tasks including; research on innovative approaches to sustainability, general administration and co-ordinating community workshops and activities.