Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Direct Approach Sites

Direct Approach Placement sites

State Library of Queensland

How to apply for a Placement at the State Library of Queensland (correct as at March 2011)

Review the attached document that outlines the program areas of the State Library of Queensland that participate in the field placement program.

Choose your preferred program area or areas. This this will assist the SLQ in forwarding the field placement request to the most appropriate program area.

Email your preference / s to and also include the following information:
- contact details, including a current resume
- The dates of the field placement - include optional dates if you have any
- The name of the course and the institution
- The type of skills or experience they seek to gain through your placement.

Please note that the State Library of Queensland may not be able to assist with a field placement. SLQ will advise you accordingly in the event they are unable to assist with this request.

If you have any further questions contact SLQ at or phone (07) 3842 9288. Contact person - DONNA URQUHART, CORPORATE ADMINISTRATION AGENCY HR Coordinator (Recruitment Services) T 3842 9288 F 3842 9393

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University of Melbourne

The University of Melbourne operates a project based placement/volunteer program. The projects on offer this year are mainly collection management based and engage with many of the 31 collections of the University including the collections of the University of Melbourne Archives, Herbarium, Harry Brooks Allen Anatomy and Pathology Museum, Ian Potter Museum of Art, Henry Forman Atkinson Dental Museum, Medical History Museum and Special Collections at the University Library. All of the projects offered provide students with the unique opportunity to expand their vocational skills, enrich their learning experience or simply pursue an interest. The projects also add real value to the University's cultural collections and contribute to their management, preservation and appreciation. Projects types are varied and may include cataloguing, significance assessment, conservation, research, exhibition design and information management.

Here is the 2011 Projects List noting each project.

Placements with the collections are ongoing throughout the year, so students can contact Helen about projects at any time, however it is worth noting that some of the projects prove to be very popular so it can help to express interest in a particular project early. Students can undertake a placement with one of our projects to either satisfy course requirements (eg. for an internship or industrial placement subject) or in a volunteer capacity.

If you find a project that you are interested in and would like to undertake for your placement, you should submit an Expression of Interest form, accessible through the website at

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Brisbane City Council Libraries

Brisbane City Council's work experience program gives high school and tertiary students the opportunity to gain practical on-the-job experience in a diverse organisation.


Students must be registered with a recognised school, tertiary institution or referral agency that covers them for personal insurance and public liability.

How to apply

Advertising for work experience applications are from February until April each year, for placements throughout the year. If a placement is available, you will need to provide proof of insurance from your educational institution prior to confirmation. 

You will need to apply at least six weeks before you want to start work experience and complete one of the online application forms:

More information

For more information about work experience, phone our Recruitment Centre on 07 3403 4998 or email Brisbane City Council careers.

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