Tertiary Placement Opportunities
The Nature Parks offers work placement opportunities across our organisation to help students meet their educational requirements, develop skills and experience, and build their industry connections. Some of our work experience opportunities have included:
Conservation Weeks - OPEN NOW!
Students from a wide range of educational institutes join our Field Services Officers as they get out and about on the island maintaining crown land as beautiful habitat for our wildlife. Students participating in Conservation Weeks assist rangers with planting, weeding, seed collection, propagation, and general parks maintenance.
Dates for 2023:
Week 1: Monday 13th – Friday 17th Feb
Week 2: Monday 20th – Friday 24th Feb
Week 1: Monday 12th – Friday 16th June
Week 2: Monday 19th – Friday 23rd June
Week 1: Monday 20th – Friday 24th Nov
Week 2: Monday 27th – Friday 1st Dec
Social Media Content Creation
Students from the William-Angliss Institute liaise with our volunteers, rangers, and marketing team to create social media pieces designed to engage interest and share conservation messages with our audiences.
Students from Monash University work with our Visitor Experiences team to survey visitors to our attractions and collect data to inform our products and marketing campaigns.
Students from Deakin University assist the conservation team with mapping exclosure coops and their condition using ArcGIS and collector.
If you are seeking a tertiary work placement, please reach out to our Volunteers Coordinator at email@example.com. Work placements are offered on a case-by-case basis and we would be happy to discuss the possibilities with you.
Wildlife Clinic Placements
Each year the Nature Parks offers placement opportunities with our Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic Rangers. These opportunities are available from November to March each year for either one week, or two week commitments. Placement opportunities are open to tertiary students who are studying relevant courses including Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine or Conservation and Wildlife Biology.
Students undergoing placement assist our rangers with wildlife rescue and rehabilitation. Students will:
- Work with, and take direction from staff in matters of animal husbandry
- Assist with maintaining a high level of cleanliness in the wildlife clinic including laundry, cleaning food of dishes, maintaining pens etc.
- Maintain wildlife clinic pens and areas including weeding, raking and mulching
- When opportunities arise, assist staff in transporting wildlife, attending wildlife rescues and vet visits
Students are not responsible for:
- Getting out of the vehicle to remove birds or other wildlife from the road
- Capturing and handling wildlife that requires specific training (e.g. fur seals)
- Feeding animals
- Caring for any sick and/or injured animals without approval or direction from staff
Who Can apply?
Our wildlife clinic placements are open to anyone who is:
- Either currently studying a relevant degree (e.g. Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine or Conservation and Wildlife Biology)
- Domestic applicants and International applicants who are able to obtain clearance to work in Australia
- 18 years of age or over
- Holds a current Working with Children Check
For more details, you can download the role description here.
To register your interest for placement, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.