The Space Industry Work Experience Program is a unique work experience program giving South Australian secondary school students personal insight into the space industry, an understanding of necessary skills and qualifications, and networking opportunities to inspire space-focused STEM careers.

Though short-term school holiday placements at local space companies and research organisations, students have been given direct access to the state’s innovative space sector where they have learned more about the exciting opportunities across the hi-tech and high-growth space industry, which continues to expand and thrive.

The program has been open to students enrolled at a South Australian secondary school who are 15 years of age or older.

Become a host organisation

South Australia will require a highly skilled workforce to meet the growing needs of the state’s burgeoning space sector, and host organisations are in the box seat to showcase the expansive pathways and space roles available right here in South Australia, helping to develop and inspire the future workforce.

South Australian space companies or research institutions that can offer students placements exposing them to aspects of space industry, research and skills are encouraged to join as a host organisation.

To register your interest, provide details on:

  • student candidate criteria
  • nominated work experience student mentor
  • proposed placement availability for 2-5 days in school holidays

Submit via email to spaceoffice@sa.gov.au.

The previous rounds of The Space Work Experience Program have been a great success inspiring many students and showcasing the possibilities of a career in STEM and the Space Sector. Up coming rounds are under consideration.

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