Virtual work experience
Select an industry task

Choose from the constantly growing library of real industry tasks to work on. These industry briefs are taken from and developed with real businesses and industry professionals. Students can complete as many as they like.

Complete industry task

Complete your task. This could take anywhere between 2 hours and 2 weeks - these work experience tasks are what you make it and great additions to any portfolio, scholarship application and resume.

Receive feedback + certificate of completion

Upon completion, students receive a certificate highlighting the industry task undergone, the skills (both hard and transferable) they have developed and most importantly, they receive personal feedback on their work mapped to guidelines provided by industry.

why we do it virtually

75% of young Australians don’t believe they have the relevant vocational and practical work experience the market asks for.

The Careers Department provides virtual work experience to students to emphasise applied and work based learning while improving their workplace readiness and real world exposure.

Obtaining real world exposure to industries that you're interested in can be difficult when you're at school and opportunities to develop transferable skills for the future can be limited. Our virtual work experience allows students to easily identify the skills they will be developing and build a portfolio of industry-relative work.


Social Worker

UX / UI Designer


Property Buyers Agent

Social Media Strategist

Early Childhood Educator

Graphic Designer

With tasks across 32 industries, our library of virtual work experience is being constantly added to based on student and school requests.

virtual workplace

To support students when they do step out of the virtual, we provide further digital tasks aligned to professional workplace learning points; assisting students to understand employment rights, processes and etiquette.

Provide real world opportunity and relevance to your careers education.

Virtual work experience is only one part of The Careers Department program. Find out more about what else we do →

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