Work Integrated Learning placements

The Nangak Tamboree Wildlife Sanctuary offers a range of Work Integrated Learning placements for current La Trobe University students.

Current La Trobe University students can apply to undertake an placement with the Wildlife Sanctuary. Our placements are designed to give students the opportunities to develop work ready skills for the land management, horticulture and conservation industries.

Students must be enrolled in a relevant Work Integrated Learning (WIL) subject, usually LTU3IND (Bachelor of Wildlife Conservation and Biology or Bachelor of Science) or AGR2WIL (Bachelor or Agricultural Sciences or Bachelor of Animal and Veterinary Biosciences) to be considered for a placement.

We also offer internships to students enrolled in other relevant subjects/courses (previously, we have hosted marketing, tourism, event management and communication students). Contact us to discuss potential projects that could form a placement.

While placements can be taken at any time of the year, the work undertaken may vary depending on the season. Project specific placements may also be available at certain times.

*We are a true wildlife sanctuary, not a zoo , we focus on looking after and enhancing the habitat for the local wildlife. We do not offer animal handling or husbandry experiences.

How to apply

To apply for a WIL placement please email the following information to wildlife@latrobe.edu.au, with the subject "WIL application".

  • Cover letter - make sure you outline why you would like to undertake a  placement with us, what subject you are doing, preferred semester/dates and which placement PD you are most interested in.
  • Resume/CV
  • Current Academic Transcript

COVID-19 vaccination

In order to keep everyone safe, all staff, students and contractors must be fully vaccinated before attending campus. This means that all Wildlife Sanctuary volunteers must also be fully vaccinated prior to becoming a volunteer.

You will be required to upload your vaccination certificate with your application.

Working With Children Check

As part of the University's Child Safety Commitment all staff and volunteers on campus must have a valid Working With Children Check (WWCC). This includes WIL students.

A volunteer Working With Children Check is free to obtain. More information can be found at workingwithchildren.vic.gov.au

Here is some information that you will need to complete your application:
Organisation - Nangak Tamboree Wildlife Sanctuary
Postal address - La Trobe University, Bundoora VIC 3086
(You will need to select the option to manually enter the address)
Phone - 03 9479 1206
Occupational field - 52 Educational: Other institutions providing children's study or training programs