Local Businesses Provide Work Experience Opportunities for Year 10 Students


Jasper (Year 10) and Forrest Products Commision employee Dan Maples.


During the last week of Term 3, Year 10 students from Our Lady of Mercy College completed Work Experience placements. Over 80 local businesses and organisations partnered up with the College in providing these opportunities for the students.


The Work Experience programme provides students in Year 10 with the opportunity to spend a week in a workplace to learn about working in their area of interest. It is part of the Year 10 Careers Studies. Students initiate contact with potential workplaces and confirm their placements arrangements themselves.


During that week, Our Lady of Mercy College Careers/VET staff visited students at their host workplaces. They spoke with supervisors and mentors, and the feedback regarding the students’ performance was overwhelmingly positive.


" It was a very hands-on experience and I learned how to do so many things. I learned about great teamwork. There's nothing really that I didn’t like about it, except probably the getting up early bit." Rachel Taylor

Our Year 10 students expressed how valuable the experience has been. Many students commented on how the programme has assisted them in understanding the different types of employment and career opportunities available to them. The programme also helped some students in understanding that a particular career area was not something that they would like to pursue further.



Our Lady of Mercy College would like to sincerely thank the businesses and organisations for their generous support in providing placements for our students. We would also like to acknowledge their staff who assisted and mentored the students. Their time and effort has contributed to a meaningful and rich learning experience.

The following businesses and organisations provided placements for students:

  • Adonia Hair Salon

  • Andersons Neurological and Development Services

  • Australind Senior High School

  • Australind Library

  • Auto Masters Bunbury

  • Big W

  • Brunswick Junction CRC

  • Bunbury and Busselton Air

  • Bunbury Coffee House

  • Bunbury KTM & Suzuki

  • Bunbury Toyota

  • Busselton Jetty Inc

  • Clifton Park Primary School

  • Coastal IT Support

  • Collie Machine Shop

  • Collie Roche Park Recreation Centre

  • Collie Veterinary Service

  • Deluxe Constructions (WA) Pty Ltd

  • Department of Environment Water Regulation

  • Dolphin Discovery Centre

  • Eaton Recreation Centre

  • Evergreen House Transformers

  • Fairview Primary School

  • Firey Productions

  • Forrest Products Commission

  • Glen Huon Primary School

  • Grand Cinemas Bunbury

  • Harvey Community Play & Learning Centre

  • Harvey Fresh Ltd

  • Harvey Recreation & Cultural Centre

  • Health Hub Eaton

  • Holman Electrical Services

  • Iluka Resources Limited

  • In Town Centre

  • Inspire Fitness

  • Jackson’s Art Supplies

  • JD’s Music Tuition

  • Kent Lyon Architect

  • Kingston Primary School

  • Leschenault Catholic Primary School

  • Mainline Plumbing

  • Marindi Fabrication

  • Maximum Results Exercise Physiology

  • Melo Velo

  • Minx Hairdressing

  • MSWA We Know Neuro

  • N V Engineering Pty Ltd

  • Nilsen Electrical

  • NV Engineering

  • Parkfield Primary School

  • Pharmacy @ Australind

  • Physio Group South West Australind

  • Plumb Property Maintenance

  • Plus Fitness Collie

  • Premier Coal

  • PSA Construction

  • River Valley Primary school

  • Riverlinks Childcare Centre

  • Rowell’s Carpentry & Maintenance

  • Salon Express Bunbury Forum

  • Shire of Collie

  • South 32 Worsley Alumina

  • South West Aboriginal Medical Services

  • South Western Times

  • SPOTS - Therapy for Children

  • St Brigids Primary School

  • St Joseph’s Primary School

  • St Michael’s Catholic Primary School

  • Stirling Arts Centre

  • Tanya Kavanagh

  • Team Classique for Hair and Beauty

  • Telethon Kids Institute

  • The Griffin Coal Mining Company Pty Ltd

  • Thompson Surveying

  • Treendale Medical Clinic

  • Treendale Primary School

  • Truck and Machine Electrical

  • Wakey Wakey Café

  • World Gym

  • Young & Young Lawyers



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