Secondary school students

Nangak Tamboree Wildlife Sanctuary offers engaging Work Experience placements for students currently in Year 9 and Year 10.

COVID-19 Update

As part of the of the University response to COVID-19, the Sanctuary has limitations on the number of work experience places available, and on the activities they can undertake.

Work Experience Program

Our Work Experience Program is designed to foster new skills in young people, create an awareness and appreciation of the conservation and biodiversity management industry and demonstrate the breadth of career opportunities in environmental science, research and education.

Placement areas

Successful applicants may assist in the following areas of the Sanctuary:

  • land management
  • plant production
  • education
  • biodiversity
  • marketing, promotion & interpretation
  • office & administration
  • workshops & tours.

The Nangak Tamboree Wildlife Sanctuary cannot offer any opportunities to work with animals.

Work Experience placements run for one week from Monday to Friday on pre-selected dates throughout the year. Normal working hours are from 9.30am until 4.00pm. As part of your placement, you will be required to undertake some structured learning activities.

Find out more about work experience with our Frequently Asked Questions

Placement dates 2021

The Nangak Tamboree Wildlife Sanctuary can accommodate up to four student placements in a given week. We are only able to accommodate two students from any given school at the one time.

These dates are subject to change based on other Sanctuary activities happening at the time.

Term 1


Term 2

  • 3-7 May FULL
  • 7-11 June FULL

Term 3

  • 2-6 August FULL
  • 6-10 September FULL

Term 4

  • 11-15 October FULL

Please ensure you have considered the travel time and distance to and from your home to Bundoora BEFORE you apply for a placement.

How to Apply

  • Download the pre-filled Work Experience Arrangement and Travel and Accommodation Forms.

    • Complete these and have your parents/guardians sign them.
  • Click on Apply Now.

  • Complete the online Work Experience Application form.

    • Make sure you have your School Career Advisor or relevant teacher email address to include.
    • Upload your Work Experience Arrangement and Travel and Accommodation Forms.
  • Inform your school teacher that you have applied to complete Work Experience at Nangak Tamboree Wildlife Sanctuary.

  • If your application is successful, we will contact you with details of the next steps.