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Work experience and volunteering

Work experience

The Supreme Court of Victoria offers work experience opportunities for tertiary students and high school students to gain valuable experience in a wide range of occupations.

Our work experience program provides students with a broad appreciation of the functions of the Supreme Court. It also provides an opportunity for skill and knowledge development in a work environment.

Industry placements for tertiary students 

Tertiary students wishing to do their industry placement at the Supreme Court must allow a minimum of four weeks notice before the preferred date of placement.

Applications are assessed on a case-by-case basis.

During their industry placement students can expect to:

  • experience working in their chosen area of study
  • learn about the operations of the Supreme Court.

How to apply

To apply, please complete and submit the following:

  • Industry Placement Application Form,
  • your Resume,
  • a short statement as to why you want to undertake your industry placement at the Supreme Court (250 words or less); and
  • a transcript of your academic results.

Please email completed applications and send any further enquiries to the Supreme Court Human Resources Services Unit at hr@supremecourt.vic.gov.au

You will receive an email from Human Resources Services about the availability of placement dates.

 

Work Experience for secondary students

The Supreme Court of Victoria is committed to providing a range of educational opportunities throughout the community, and being actively involved with community groups to enhance its status as an employer.

The Court aims to provide an enriching environment that supports secondary school students in obtaining practical and worthwhile experiences in potential field of study or interest.

In doing so, the Supreme Court of Victoria offers secondary school students, in Year 10 or above and of the age of 15 years or over, the opportunity to participate in the Work Experience Program.

During a Work Experience placement, students can expect to undertake a range of activities, these include:

  • Spend time observing cases in a court room;
  • Experience working in different areas of the Court;
  • Learn about the operation of the Court; and
  • Observe the inner workings of the Court

How to apply

Please note that the Court is no longer accepting applications for the 2017 Year 10 work experience program.

Whilst applications for the 2018 Work Experience Program cannot be accepted, it is anticipated that this process will be finalised toward the end of the calendar year. Further updates and instructions on how to submit an application will be provided in due course.

Further enquires regarding the program may be sent to the Human Resources Services Unit at hr@supremecourt.vic.gov.au.

Volunteering

Each year thousands of VCE Legal Studies students participate in the Supreme Court’s Education Program. The program operates every day of the school year and a group of dedicated volunteers guide school groups through the Court. The Court is always looking for new members to join its Education team.

For more information about volunteering with the Education program click here.

To express your interest in volunteering, please complete the Volunteer expression of interest form and email it to education@courts.vic.gov.au.

For further information about the program please email education@courts.vic.gov.au.

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