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Work Experience

Work Experience & Volunteering

Work Experience:

  • Why is it important?
    • Employers prefer to hire people who have had some kind of experience in that particular field of work.
    • Develops new skills and knowledge
    • Helps secure graduate job earlier
    • Some organisations offer paid employment when undertaking the work experience
    • Help to work out “direction” in life
    • Builds your references
    • Demonstrates skills and abilities


  • Why is it important?
    • Helps with securing future employment
    • Organisations are more interested and prefer employees to have experienced some sort of volunteer work
    • Opens up possibilities
    • New contacts and associations are made available through volunteer work

For more information on gaining work experience click here.

Volunteering Links

Volunteering Australia
An Australian Government initiative linking volunteers with organisations in need.

Graduate Careers Australia
A very useful resource that answers many questions for graduates wishing to improve their chances of employment.

Red Cross
The Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is the world’s largest voluntary organisation. Much of our work both in Australia and overseas is carried out by volunteers, whose contribution to our multitude of services is invaluable. By becoming a volunteer you have an opportunity to contribute to the humanitarian efforts of Red Cross at home and abroad.

Volunteers are an integral part of all levels of RSPCA operations – from National and State Councils to the occasional gardener and everything in between. They assist in many ways including caring for animals in the Shelters, assisting with administrative tasks and helping out in Opportunity Shops. Many more help out with special events, fundraising and promotions that take place throughout the year.

The Smith Family
The Smith Family is a national, independent children’s charity committed to helping disadvantaged Australian children by unlocking opportunities through education and learning.

Youth For Christ (YFC)
YFC Australia is part of Youth for Christ International, an inter-denominational, non-profit organisation operating in over 80 countries. They tackle issues relevant to young people including goal-setting, drug abuse, sexuality, and suicide and self esteem. Each year in Australia over 50,000 young people are impacted through our ministry.

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