Phillip Island Nature Parks offer 8 weeks of work experience, taking 4 students at a time.

Places for 2020 are now full. If you wish to be added to a standby list please email our Education Ranger Martin: 


Secondary School work experience opportunities are available primarily for year 10 students who have a passion for working in the environment. Students from other year levels will be considered upon application.


Our unique week-long program allows students to gain hands-on experience in many areas of the Nature Parks, including assisting rangers at the Penguin Parade, revegetation work with the Conservation team, koala enclosure maintenance at the Koala Reserve and daily farming activities on Churchill Island, among other opportunities.  

Who is eligible?  Secondary students aged 14 years and over

Applicants will be individually assessed at the end of each month, and successful applicants will be able to select set dates between April and September 2019.

The program consists of a week of full days, and includes working in all weather conditions!  Positions are competitive, limited and fill fast, so please take time and effort in completing your application.

Unfortunately, we are unable to offer dates for the entire school year, but if students have specific requirements, please discuss these with your school work experience coordinator prior to applying.