From school to career in CBR

Girl at Questacon

Canberra public schools offer students a range of activities and programs to help prepare them for life after formal education.

For Year 10 students this includes work experience in an area of interest. Students like Elise Palethorpe join the workforce for two weeks to help discover what their future careers might involve.

Elise hopes to one day become an environmental scientist or engineer and completed work experience at Questacon. "The experience helped reinforce my love of science and my determination to start a career that will make a difference,” Elise said.

Elise is now in Year 11 where she is continuing her mathematics and science studies.

To find out more students can talk to the work experience coordinator at their school or visit