Volunteering and student placements

We have opportunities in both city and regional locations for you to get involved in changing the story for young people.

All students and volunteers must have a valid blue card, and be cleared by a standard criminal history check before starting work with us.

If you don't have a blue card, you should complete a blue card application form. If you are coming to us from a school, university or other organisation you should send your application to that organisation. If you are volunteering directly with Youth Justice, we will help you organise your blue card application.

Student placements

Requirements

If you want to apply for a student placement with us, our requirements are:

  • you must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • you must be currently enrolled in a relevant degree course that contains a mandatory placement component to satisfy curriculum learning and study outcomes which is an Australian Registered Training Organisation. Relevant degree courses could include (but not limited to): social work, human services or social welfare, psychology or behavioural science, law, human resources, accounting etc
  • your placement start and finish dates should be within the academic year and cannot exceed 240 hours in total (or more than 30 days) unless otherwise agreed between the parties
  • you must be covered by your education provider's liability and workers' compensation insurance policies and be able to provide a copy of their Certificate of Currency to the department prior to any placement commencing
  • you must undergo a criminal history check by the department
  • you must hold a current blue card (see above).

Please note: Students are not eligible for payment nor are they considered employees of the department at any time.

How to apply

Applying is easy.

1. Download the Student placement request form (DOC, 716 KB) (DOC) Student placement request form (RTF, 127 KB) (RTF)

2. Send an email to workexperience@communities.qld.gov.au together with a copy of your:

  • completed form
  • current resume
  • current blue card.

Please note: Due to the volume of applications we receive incomplete applications will not be progressed and will be returned to you.

If you are under 18 years of age you must also send us written consent from your parent or guardian.

We will contact you and advise the outcome of your application.

Student work experience

Requirements

If you are looking for work experience with the department, the following requirements apply:

  • you must be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • you must be attending an Australian education establishment or a registered training organisation
  • you must be 14 years and over. If you are under 18 years of age written consent must be received from your parent or guardian prior to commencement
  • the arrangement must be voluntary and not associated with a mandatory and assessable part of your study
  • your placement start and finish dates should be within the academic year and cannot exceed 240 hours in total (or more than 30 days) unless otherwise agreed between the parties.

Please note: Students are not eligible for payment nor are they considered employees of the department at any time.

How to apply

Applying is easy.

  1. Download the Work Experience request form (PDF, 539 KB) (PDF) Work Experience request form (DOC, 711 KB) (DOC)
  2. Send and email to workexperience@csyw.qld.gov.au together with a copy of your:
  • completed form
  • current resume
  • current blue card.

Please note: Due to the volume of applications we receive incomplete applications will not be progressed and will be returned to you.

We will contact you and advise the outcome of your application.