At Phillip Island Nature Parks we hope to inspire future generations to a career in environmental conservation. Below are opportunities and information for you to learn more about a potential future in conservation.
Work experience opportunities are available for year 10 students who have a passion for working in the environment. Our unique week-long program allows students to gain hands on experience in many areas of the Nature Parks, including assisting rangers at the Penguin Parade, revegetation work with the environment team, koala enclosure maintenance at the Koala Conservation Centre and daily farming activities on Churchill Island Heritage Farm.
Work Experience dates for 2018
- June 18 - 22 BOOKED OUT!
- June 25 - 29 BOOKED OUT!
- July 16 - 20 BOOKED OUT!
- July 30 - August 3 BOOKED OUT!
- September 10 - 14 One place left
- September 17 - 21 One place left
- October 8 - 12 One place left
NB: Positions are limited and fill fast. Unfortunately we are unable to offer dates for the whole school year. However in the past, schools have allowed students out of class to attend the dates we offer if the dates do not coincide with the schools work experience dates. Please discuss this with your school work experience coordinator.
To apply for a work experience position contact us at email@example.com.
|Work Experience Registration Form
|Work Experience Medical Form|
|Work Experience Risk Assessment|
Looking for a career at the Nature Parks? Check out our different departments and the opportunities available in our careers brochure.
|Phillip Island Nature Park Careers Brochure|
Volunteering is a rewarding and educational experience providing you with an insight into the work we undertake as an environmental organisation. We rely on the assistance of many volunteers to assist us in completing the significant amount of conservation work undertaken at the Nature Parks each year.
Volunteering activities may include:
- Penguin Study Group
- Environmental volunteering
- Holiday programs
- The Hooded Plver Watch
- Turn the Tide on Marine Debris
- Eastern Barred Bandicoot Monitoring
- And many many more!
For more information contact see our volunteering page.
A number of coastal and bushland environment volunteer groups exisit in the area. Visit the Bass Coast Shire Council website for further details.
What do our rangers get up to in their day to day work? Check out the videos below!
Susan Spicer - Rock Platform Monitoring
Daniel Lees - Bird Banding
Jodi Bellet - Penguin Rehabilitation
Paula Wasiak - Burrow Checks
Ashley Reed - Koala Health Checks
Dr Rebecca McIntosh - Seal Entanglements
Daniel Kallstrom - Koala Feeding