Student opportunities

If you don't qualify for our graduate opportunities but are currently enrolled as a tertiary student, you can sign up to be considered for the following Queensland Government opportunities:

Register for the student talent pool

Industry placements

Industry placements are usually compulsory as part of the completion of certain degrees, but can also be voluntary. Either a university or an employer can initiate an industry placement. There is usually a selection process to award placements to students, which can be on a paid or unpaid basis.

Queensland Government agencies conduct their own recruitment processes and applications can open at any time of the year. Departmental websites contain the most up-to-date information on available opportunities and closing dates.

For student nurses and midwives, contact your local hospital and health service about opportunities while studying.

Find out about industry placements with:


Scholarships provide current undergraduate students a grant or payment to support their education, awarded on the basis of academic or other achievement. A scholarship with the Queensland Government may include:

  • financial assistance
  • practical on-the-job training in your area of study.

Work experience

Work experience is unpaid on-the-job learning for a short period and can be offered to students throughout the year as business needs arise.

Work experience with the Queensland Government helps you to:

  • gain valuable hands-on experience while you study
  • get a head start and help make your CV stand out from your peers
  • build strong networks within your chosen profession.