Work Experience

The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) including Reef HQ Aquarium supports formal work experience for secondary school students to assist with vocational choice and Tertiary students to assist with vocational course components. This opportunity is only available at our main office in Townsville or at one of our regional offices located in Cairns, Rockhampton and Mackay. Work experience placements can be affected by current workloads and/or office space.

All work experience with GBRMPA is undertaken on a voluntary basis. GBRMPA will not offer payment for services or a salary and will not assist with any arrangements or associated costs for travel or accommodation.

The following time limits apply to the duration of work experience arrangements:

  • Secondary school work experience - 2-week maximum duration (required by legislation)
  • Tertiary work experience - 2 month maximum

Generally, preference will be given to Australian (particularly local) students in the interests of supporting the community. However, international students may be accommodated where a special circumstance is agreed with People Management.