Work Experience Guidelines

The JCU Library Work Experience Program is available to tertiary students undertaking library/information studies; and to secondary students interested in the library profession provided that it forms part of the student’s education program. All participating students must be covered by the home institution’s relevant insurances, e.g. public liability and workers compensation.

Students have the opportunity to obtain work experience at the JCU libraries located at the Townsville or Cairns campuses.

Generally, students do not receive any payment from the JCU Library for work experience.

The JCU Library will provide work experience opportunities when it has the capacity to accommodate the student/s, and can provide tasks consistent with the type of placement, skills of the student/s and the requirements of the JCU Library.

Standard business hours for work experience students are normally within 8.30am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday.

Students are required to report to the designated work experience supervisor in the relevant work area. They will provide the student with assistance, mentoring and coaching during the work placement.

Standard business or neat attire is required, however, it is suggested that students contact their work experience supervisor before the commencement date as there may be specific requirements for their work area.

Students are required to complete an expression of interest application. Applications take approximately 7 working days to process.

All work experience placements are approved by the Director, Library & Information Services and students are subject to the JCU policies, rules and regulations including Workplace Health & Safety policy.