These pages have advice on how to find a place to do work experience or volunteer work and how to get the most out of it.
Work experience and volunteering can be valuable, eye-opening and enjoyable experiences.
You might have to do work experience for a week or two for school, or for a full year as part of your uni or TAFE course. You can also arrange it for yourself so you can get experience in an industry or a job that you're interested in.
Volunteering is another valuable way to get hands-on experience or to try out a job or an industry that you think you might like.
There are heaps of opportunities out there, and lots of organisations that are always looking for enthusiastic people willing to put in the effort. All you have to do is start looking.
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Industry-based learning is a paid work placement during your undergraduate studies.
Volunteering is a great way to make new friends, gain confidence, learn new skills and have fun.