Work Experience

Due to the current Coronavirus crisis, we are not taking applications for work experience/work placement until further notice.

We appreciate your understanding and encourage you to apply when the opportunity arises again in the future.

The City of Monash offers Work Experience and Work Placements for students through a registered school, TAFE or University Program in a dynamic Local Government Environment.

Our work experience program helps students meet their education requirements, develop and enhance their skills and knowledge while being exposed to a real working environment.

It's a great introduction to a career in local government with high caliber training, progressive environment and the satisfaction of knowing your work really makes a difference

Before students apply, we encourage students to think of their top 3 preferences about their areas of interests within council on the application form.

The City of Monash will generally accept work experience students in the following areas:

  • Customer Service & Administration
  • Building
  • Architecture & Urban Design
  • Finance
  • Aquatic & Recreation
  • Community Events
  • Strategic Planning


We have no more vacancies until Term 3, September 2019. If you wish to complete your placement at that time, please send through your application.

How to apply

Applications must be submitted a minimum of six weeks before your proposed placement start date.

  • Attach your resume and any introductory letters and/or placement from your school, university or program
  • Placement start dates
  • Advise of your 3 top areas

We'll contact you within 10 business days to let you know if a work experience placement is available and what you need to do next.

If you have any questions about work experience, contact our People & Culture department on 9518 3613.

Application for Work Experience should be sent to

Library work placements

For more information and to apply for library work placements please go to


"Prior to my work experience, I was hoping to accomplish a week where I learn all the duties that are undertaken by the members of the customer service. I was truly amazed by the true extent of the issues that they had to deal with. I was able to develop many new skills that will prove to be invaluable in the future. Under the tutelage of the staff at Monash Council Customer Service, I have gained a newfound interest in helping the community. All of the staff were extremely kind and approachable and helped me a lot during the week. I would like to thank the staff for making feel at home despite the fact that I had a one week placement." - Hari

"For my work experience I wanted to complete a fulfilling week where I'd learn and gain insight into an industry of health, fitness and recreational activities. Doing my week of work with Active Monash allowed me to achieve this, I was able to develop new skills and a better understand of what it's like to work in an environment that encourages health and wellbeing. Through the help and guidance of the staff the skills acquired in this week helped me later in gaining a position for Active Monash as I am now a Customer Service Officer." - Leon

"I had a great experience in the office environment, with a helpful team, I learnt how to use many of the Accounts Payable applications such as Oracle and got experience of a daily office job." – Rishi

"I appreciate your help in allowing me to do my work experience at Monash. I learnt a lot this week and want to thank you for organising everything." – Om


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Last updated: 25 March 2020