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Cook Shire Council's work experience program provides students with the opportunity to gain on the job experience.

The number of work experience placements available with Council depends on the ability of the work area to provide effective on the job experience at a time suitable to both the divisional area and the student.

The purpose of work experience programs is to allow students to become familiar with positions/careers, employer expectations and working conditions.


Eligibility for Participation

Council offers work experience in various divisional areas of Council to students in high schools, TAFE colleges, universities and from approved work experience referral agencies. 

Work experience positions are unpaid and students must be registered with a recognised school, tertiary institution or referral agency that covers them for personal insurance and public liability.  Proof of public liability coverage will be required.

If the applicant is under the age of 18, and their application for work experience with Council is successful the applicant's school will be required to provide a work experience agreement.  The agreement will require the parent/guardian/caregiver's consent before placement can commence.


How to Apply

If you are interested in work experience at Cook Shire Council, please complete the application form below and return to Human Resources at least 4 weeks prior to the requested placement via:-


Fax:     07 4069 5423

or by dropping in to Council's administration office at 10 Furneaux Street, Cooktown.

Click here to download the application form.

Business attire is required at Cook Shire Council where the student is completing their placement within an office environment.   

Where Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is required for the role that the person is undertaking, this equipment will be provided by Council.  However, persons will need to supply their own steel capped boots where required.

For further information regarding work experience at Cook Shire Council, please contact the Human Resources Section on (07) 4069 5444.


Contact our Human Resources Officer
Mail:             Cook Shire Council, PO Box 3, Cooktown, QLD 4895
Phone:         07 4069 5444 
Fax:              07 4069 5423