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Thank you so much for making my work experience week such a great one. I have learnt so much from all the specialists I have met, it has been an incredible experience. Year 10 student, 2019

Every day at the Australian Museum is different. Our work experience program offers high school students the chance to explore a variety of careers including science and cultural research, education, public programming, curatorial and exhibition design, marketing, communications and corporate services.

All work experience opportunities provide practical learning to consolidate classroom teaching. This will support students' personal development and professional skills as they prepare to enter the workforce and make choices about their careers.

The program is available for students in years 10, 11 and 12.

Due to Project Discover limited placements will be available in 2020, and placements will only be available during Term 4. Each placement is limited to 5 days (Monday to Friday) working 10am to 4pm each day.

  • Applications opened - Monday 2 March 2020
  • Applications closed - Friday 3 April 2020
  • Successful and unsuccessful applicants have been notified.

The work experience program at the Australian Museum is in high demand and number of applications far outweigh places available each year. All applications will be assessed by a panel based on application, areas of interest and available dates. We recommend that you are fully aware of our process dates as outlined above, and have alternative arrangements in place in case your application is unsuccessful.

Information about the 2021 program will be available in Term 1.


I've learnt amazing things from all different aspects of the museum...[the week] has been most enjoyable...and exactly what I've been looking for in work experience. Year 10 student, 2019

2020 High School Work Experience application form