Work Experience and Placements


Students from a variety of different areas can apply for work experience at The Collingwood Children's Farm. We have had placements from a large range of courses including veterinary science, teaching, community development, agricultural science, TAFE animal studies, animal science, children's services, early childhood development studies, education and international development and primary and secondary schools.

There are far more students seeking work experience than we can accommodate or properly train. Because of this we prefer to take on students that are looking to do placements of two or more weeks. We feel that more learning happens after the first week of training and a greater degree of independence can be achieved.

We ask all intending applicants to carefully address:

  • why they would like to do work experience at the Farm

  • what their experience of working with animals is

  • what their understanding of the Collingwood Children's Farm is

Please indicate your available dates in your application. All applicants will be asked to come to the Farm for a Farm tour and interview.

Work experience students assist with a variety of activities tailored to their particular area of study. These can include assisting with animal chores, feeding, housing and handling animals, food production and harvesting, landcare, farm tours, working with groups and special events.

Students are encouraged to shadow farm staff for a while and then when confidence and skills develop they are encouraged to work both independently and as part of a team.

Please email your application to Anita Stec at addressing the questions posed above. Include what you are studying and where, when you are available to do work experience and the duration of time you will be doing work experience.