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Looking for work experience

SCHS students undertake work experience during Term 3 holidays in Year 10 (July 1 to July 12, 2019).

Please note, some professional work experience placements that do not allow flexibility of dates. Please see the careers team if you have been offered a place during term.

To prepare for work experience you should begin looking for work experience at the end of Year 9.

The Work Experience Presentation provides ideas to help you find a work placement.

You can search for a position through the Work Experience Directory.

Youth Central provides advice about finding work experience.

You may need to create a Resume or Cover Letter to apply for work experience. Visit the Job Applications page for tips to help you prepare your application.

Work experience forms

You must complete the following work experience forms:

Please note, you do not need to complete the activities within the Safe@Work Modules, but do need to complete the online reading.

Completed documents (Work Experience Form and Safe@Work Certificates) must be handed into Mr Taig 2 weeks prior to your placement to be signed by Principal Axup.

The careers team will keep digital copies of the forms.

You must provide completed forms to your employer.

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Leading up to work experience it is important that you are prepared. The following hints can help.

  • Contact your employer to check the instructions for the first day.

  • Plan what you are going to wear. Iron your clothes the weekend before you start.

  • Plan your trip to the workplace. Allow time for transportation delays.

  • Set an alarm so you arrive on time.


At the end of work experience you can ask the employer to complete a Feedback Form. You can also check if they would be happy to be a referee for job applications.

Take some time to reflect on your experience. What did you learn? How will this experience help to shape your career decisions?

Update your resume with your new details. Think about the skills and attributes you displayed during the placement.