UNSW Science Year 10 Work Experience 2017


Monday, 27 November, 2017 - 08:30 to Friday, 1 December, 2017 - 16:00


UNSW Kensington Campus


Faculty of Science

Type of event: 

Special Event



Application closed for 2017.   2019 Applications can be found here, or further enquiries, please contact

UNSW Science will be running the Year 10 work Experience Program from 27 November to 1 December 2017. Please note that applications have closed for 2017. 

All successful applicants will be notified on Friday 28 July, 2017. We expect the selection process for up to 60 available places to be competitive.


Our work experience program aims to give students the opportunity to:

  • Gain insight and experience into the faculty’s everyday work, which involves a diverse array of Sciences
  • Gain experience working with one of our industry partners eg The Australian Museum, ANSTO, The Royal Botanic Gardens etc
  • Learn what it's like to be a science communicator
  • Explore their career and study interests

Conditions of participation

  1. You must be a student in Year 10 and enrolled in an Australian secondary school
  2. Selected participants must be available for the entire program
  3. You will be required to follow the UNSW Science Code of Conduct, Values and Occupational Health Safety and Environment policies
  4. Lunch plus travel to and from the UNSW Kensington campus is the responsibility of the student
  5. Work experience requires you to attend for 'work' at specific times and comply with instructions from your supervisor(s) or host(s)  
  6. The normal working day for work experience is 8.30 am to 4.00 pm, subject to variation. We usually allow 1 hour for lunch.
  7. Wear comfortable clothing and closed-toed shoes (you won’t be allowed into the labs without proper footwear).


The work experience students will be supervised at all times other than when on a break. Students will be supervised by a variety of university staff including technical, postgraduate students, academics and science student ambassadors.

Sample program


Area of Study/Work


Learning to be a science communicator 


Full day session with one of our science departments 


Full day session with an industry partner


Full day session with an industry partner


Project presentation


How to apply

If you are interested in participating in our 2017 work experience program, then please complete the following steps:

1) Complete the following expression of interest form and the appearance release form.

Applications closed for 2017. For further enquiries, please contact or 02 9385 5962.