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Work Experience, Apprenticeships & Traineeships

Structured Workplace Learning - Work Placement Opportunities for VCE Vocational Major 2023

Council has partnered with the South Gippsland Bass Coast Local Learning and Employment Network to offer Structured Workplace Learning (SWL) opportunities for secondary school students living in Bass Coast. We have places available to Year 11 students looking for placements for Semester 1 of 2022.

Structured Workplace Learning - What is it?

Structured Workplace Learning (SWL) is a State Government initiative that provides opportunities for school students to undertake work placement. SWL is available to Victorian students who are undertaking VCE Vocational Major.

If you are interested in a placement at Bass Coast Shire Council, please express your interest through the your school VCAL Coordinator, and we will liaise with them regarding opportunities.

Traineeships & Apprenticeships

We are committed to offering a variety of Traineeship and Apprenticeship opportunities each year and offer you the chance to get hands-on experience while gaining a qualification. Students also have the opportunity to gain exposure to other services across Council while completing their Traineeship or Apprenticeship.

Traineeship and Apprenticeship positions will be advertised for 2023, from Monday 2 January 2023.

Work Experience & Placement

We offer work experience or work placement to students from approved educational institutions, such as secondary schools, TAFE and universities. Work experience or work placement is aimed at providing students with the opportunity to explore career options within Local Government while completing their studies.

The departments you may explore are:

  • Customer Service
  • Administration and Human Resources
  • IT and Systems Development
  • Finance, Rates and Accounting
  • Gardening and Grounds Maintenance
  • Road Construction, Road Maintenance and Mechanics
  • Engineering
  • Communications and Media Relations
  • Visitor Information Services and Events Management
  • Environmental Health
  • Art Centre and Cinema
  • Sports and Recreation

If you are interested, please consider which departments or positions are of interest to you and contact our Human Resources Team on 1300 BCOAST (226 278) or (03) 5671 2211, or email They will talk to you about your interests and which team is most suited to your aspirations.