At Swinburne, we welcome students in Year 9 and 10 to participate in work experience at the university. These one-week placements give students the opportunity to:

  • develop employability skills
  • explore possible career options
  • understand employer expectations
  • build self-understanding, maturity, independence and self-confidence.

Work experience areas

Our work experience programs run in the following areas.

Students will learn about:
  • chemistry
  • DNA, PCR, electrophoresis
  • cell culture
  • organic chemistry and analytical instruments
  • materials characterisation
  • confocal and fluoro microscopy
  • microbiology streaking, gram stain, and ID of colonies.
     
2022 program

Applications for the 2022 biotechnology and biochemistry program are open from 1 January to 20 February 2022. To apply to participate in the program, please send your cover letter, resume and available dates to schoolprograms@swinburne.edu.au.
 

Students will have a chance to:
  • search for pulsar signatures in radio observations
  • classify galaxy morphologies
  • identify strong gravitational lenses
  • search for peculiar motions in simulated galaxy mergers
  • produce visualisations of galaxies and galaxy groups
  • participate in real-time remote observations
  • attend scientific talks and group meetings
  • prepare teaching materials.

2022 program

Applications for the 2022 astrophysics program are open from 1 January 2022. To apply to participate in the program, please send your cover letter, resume and available dates to CASworkexperience@swinburne.edu.au.

Ready to discover new things?

If you are in Year 9 or 10, join the Swinburne Science Experience to see where a career in science can take you.

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