Placement Opportunities

Here you will see active businesses who support students through the Sydney Access Workplacement Program. Please follow the links to find out more about the organisations.

VET Subject Company Dates/Timings More information
IT Cisco

Vacancies for up to two students at a time.

Minimum 1 month notice required.

Placements are limited

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Cisco has shaped the future of the Internet by creating unprecedented value and opportunity for our customers, employees, investors and partners and has become the worldwide leader in networking – transforming how people connect, communicate and collaborate. 

Customer Advocacy Lab Operations (CALO) is the worldwide lab infrastructure support organization for Cisco Services, providing inventory and recreate assistance for the customer service labs. There are many levels of engineering user groups supported in our labs. Yearly our interns/coops/grads setup over 20,000 test beds within 8 CALO data centres globally. On a daily basis each team member collaborates with technical experts in the IT arena to help solve our customer’s complex IT challenges. Our work experience/placement students contribute heavily to our team dynamic and Cisco’s customer satisfaction, as they are actively involved in making sure that we deliver high standard solutions to our engineering teams.

Building and Construction (specifically project management and students wanting to complete tertiary education in the building industry) Ganellen

Vacancy for one student at a time


Placements are limited

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Ganellen is an established and successful design and construction contractor. Founded in 1998, Ganellen has 160 people building over $900 million in projects in Australia and New Zealand.

Ganellen operate in all sectors with specialist expertise in commercial, retail, multi-storey residential, hotels, education, infrastructure, and government buildings.

Metals & Engineering


Thales Australia

Dates coming soon

Minimum 4 weeks application notification due to naval base clearance protocol.

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Thales in Australia is part of a leading international electronics and systems group serving the defence, aerospace and space, security, and transport markets in Australia and throughout the world.

Our expertise ranges across protected mobility vehicles, naval support services and integrated communications solutions for defence through to air traffic management systems, cyber security solutions and transport systems for the commercial sector. Thales in Australia capabilities are recognised by customers who not only require superior equipment, but the systems integration, prime contracting and through life support expertise that boost their competitive edge

(Hospitality – Kitchen Operations) The Star Entertainment Culinary Institute

Vacancies for multiple students per week are available

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Students will be exposed to production and pastry kitchens: General preparation and plating food.
A student placement may include opportunities in the following areas:

  • Hot Production
  • Cold Production
  • Pastry
  • Garden Buffet
  • Signature Restaurant