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The Defence Industry stream of the program will provide Years 10 and 11 high school students with an opportunity to experience the Defence Industry first-hand in a virtual environment, gain exposure to real-world STEM skills and work on group projects with the support of experienced STEM Defence Industry professionals.

The program will support students to undertake work experience remotely, providing opportunities for those who may face geographic or other barriers to participating in traditional work experience. It also allows you the opportunity to experience contemporary ways of working, from homes, and with people across geographic boundaries, just as many workplaces do every day.

Instead of attending a work site, experienced STEM Defence Industry professionals will supervise groups of students, using a secure online platform. The groups will comprise up to five students - who may be remote from each other - working together to complete tasks which can be used as part of portfolios and to help inform your study and career plans. The duration of each placement is 5 days.


To be eligible to do virtual work experience, students must be:

  • in year 10 or 11, and aged 15-17 years for the duration of the work experience
  • enrolled in a school in Australia
  • able to commit to a designated week between February and December 2023
  • be supported by a teacher, parent or other approved adult in their physical location throughout their work experience project.


There are no opportunities currently available.

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