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Work Experience & Internships

Work experience & Internships help you make an informed decision about your career

QPAC offers both work experience placements and internships. These opportunities allow students to gain an understanding of how the Performing Arts Industry operates and to receive advice about pursuing a career in the arts industry.


Work Experience

Our program generally offers experience across the technical disciplines of production; specifically lighting, staging and sound technology. Placements take place during a 5-day block week (Monday to Friday) from 9am to 5pm. Availability of placements is dependent on show and venue activity.


Work Experience Placements need to fit the following criteria:

  • Currently studying in Year 11 or 12 secondary students
  • Possess demonstrated interest in the Performing Arts - particularly in live theatre and technical production
  • Available to do work experience at an allocated time

Please note: We are unable to offer work experience programs in acting, dance, drama, costume or music.

To apply for a placement, you will need to write to our Work Experience Coordinator outlining the preferred time period, the type of work experience requested and the skills and experience which relate to the work experience being requested.

Should you wish to apply for work experience please complete a Work Experience Application Form [PDF 35KB]


A voluntary internship offers tertiary students an opportunity to gain practical experience whilst completing studies at university. Many students require an internship program to gain credit. We offer voluntary internship opportunities on a case-by-case basis and availability is determined by operational capacity and program feasibility.

We currently offer student placements in Finance and Business, Marketing, Publicity and Programming.

Students wishing to find out more about a possible internship with QPAC are encouraged to complete a Voluntary Internship Application Form [PDF 35KB] to submit to the Human Resources team via the details below.


Send applications to:

Human Resources
Queensland Performing Arts Trust
PO Box 3567 South Bank Q 4101

Or email your application to

For any queries, please contact the Human Resources Officer on (07) 3842 9731.

Selection Process

Students who have applied and been identified as a potential candidate for a placement will receive advice from the Human Resources Unit to attend a preliminary interview. Following the interview, the Human Resources Unit will advise the student as to whether they have been successful in their application and details on commencement, insurance and any other necessary information.


For general enquiries, please contact the Human Resources Officer on (07) 3842 9731.



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