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Year 10, 11 and 12 families
Thank you to all the proactive students and families who have contacted the VET and Careers office for information about work experience placements. 

Here is a summary of the timeline and responsibilities associated with the process. 

Please contact for further information.


Note: The FRNSW work experience program is now open again for Term 4 2022. View the available dates below.



The Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) Work Experience Program provides participating students with an overview of the roles of FRNSW and its firefighters. It is delivered through both practical and theory sessions in a disciplined and safe working environment. Through this program, school students gain insight into FRNSW and develop employment related skills to enhance their vocational education.


Work Experience with us allows school students the opportunity to develop industry-specific skills and generic work skills in an authentic work environment.

By providing a work experience program, FRNSW assists schools to prepare young people for the workplace by providing meaningful workplace learning opportunities. As an employer FRNSW is acknowledged by the wider community for providing a work experience program that is highly valued by students, parents and careers advisors.

By participating in the work experience program, FRNSW is committed to being a highly valued contributor to the next generation of the Australian workforce.

Program information 

This program is delivered by an experienced FRNSW Station Officer, via theory and practical activities, in a safe and disciplined workplace environment. It includes visits to FRNSW operational support areas and fire stations.

Topics include:

  • roles and responsibilities of FRNSW, including specialist areas such as Hazmat, Rescue and Fire Investigation units
  • occupational health and safety
  • FRNSW employment conditions and recruitment information
  • fire behaviour and firefighting techniques
  • smoke awareness and fire safety information
  • understanding and using fire extinguishers
  • teamwork and communication
  • hose and hydrant and pump operation drills
  • safe driving (theory).

Participating students are expected to comply with FRNSW Work Experience Code of Conduct.

Where: Fire and Rescue NSW Emergency Services Academy, Orchard Hills
Duration: 4 days (Monday to Thursday)
Hours: 8am - 4pm

Dates available for Term 4, 2022

  • 24 - 27th Oct 2022
  • 31 Oct - 3 Nov 2022
  • 14 - 17 Nov 2022
  • 21 - 24 Nov 2022
  • 28 Nov - 1 Dec 2022
  • 12 - 15 Dec 2022

Information Pack and Application Form

Download the Information Pack including Application Forms here (PDF).


Work Experience at the Canberra Theatre Centre is a crucial first step to understand the performing arts industry and how it operates.

Canberra Theatre Centre offers Year 10 & senior school students a chance to spend a week in Canberra’s largest professional theatres, learning, developing, observing and participating in various areas of operation. The Canberra Theatre Centre is the major presenter for performing arts in the ACT. It comprises three theatre spaces, the Canberra Theatre, The Playhouse and The Courtyard Studio.

Students will spend time working out of The Courtyard Studio with a small group of passionate theatre makers, while learning from industry professionals across all areas of theatre, including directing, stage management, lighting, sound, mechanics, performance, design and more. Participants will also be given the opportunity to directly pursue their passion in theatre or stagecraft and design, direct or produce a pre-selected scene throughout the week.

Students will gain valuable feedback from industry professionals on the strengths and weaknesses of their own work and suggestions and adjustments to improve their processes in theatre production.

The CTC Creative Experience Program will run on the following week:

28 November–2 December 2022

You need to fit the following criteria:
• Be in Year 10 or above or a tertiary student (if work experience is a mandatory requirement to complete the relevant course)
• Demonstrate an interest in the performing arts
• Be available to do work experience at an allocated time

To apply for a placement students must complete all sections and submit the Work Experience Application Form. Interviews are conducted to select appropriate candidates.


The AIE Work Experience Program is a great way for secondary school students in years 10 to 12 to learn about the interactive entertainment and digital industries. The week will open the door to the range of career possibilities in the industry and allow students to get hands-on with the tools of the trade.

The Work Experience Program runs from 9am to 3pm over the course of a week and encompasses a range of activities including 3D animation, programming, QA testing and much more.

Due to the popularity of the Work Experience Program, we ask that interested students fill out the form below and tell us why they would like to do work experience at AIE. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

Short Courses and Information Sessions

7 essential networking event tips for students
As a high school student, there comes an inevitable point in your senior years where you must make big decisions about your future career. Maybe you’re struggling to decide between two different paths or you haven’t found an option that feels like the right fit for you. Careers networking events are the perfect place to get the answers you need, which is why we’ve put together these networking event tips for students.

Whether you’ve been to multiple networking events already or considering attending your first one, these networking event tips are guaranteed to help you make the most of the experience.

Read the 7 tips here
Event Date: Wednesday 19th October
Time: 7.00-7.45pm NZT  or 5.00-5.45pm Sydney/Melbourne Time
Investment: $47 per connection per session 
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*Organisations and employers for the positions listed have not been vetted in any way by St Francis Xavier College. They are publicly available and from the wording on the ad have been deemed of interest. Please advise the Career Advisor of any concerns regarding any communication with or experience at any place of employment. *

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