Programmes start every Thursday, all year round – you
choose your start and finish dates.
4 weeks to 12 weeks or longer, subject to visa requirements
||You should have some journalism
experience or have a Degree. Minimum age 18.
Full Price List
►Full pre-departure support and assistance,
►Payment Protection insurance
►Meeting you at the nearest airport
►Transfer to your accommodation
►Local in-country team support and backup
►24-hr emergency support.
►Certificate of Completion
What's not included
Insurance, Cost of Visas (if a visa is required),
Food, Transport to and from
your project, Return
transfer to airport.
Who can do
is open to all nationalities and all ages over 18.
Suitable for gap years or those taking a year out,
grown-up gappers, career breakers, anyone interested in
gaining overseas work experience or an internship for
university credit or requirement.
Also suitable for anyone just wanting to study abroad
and learn about Newspaper Journalism overseas.
Please see "Requirements" above.
WHAT YOU'LL GAIN FROM DOING THIS PROJECT:
An exciting, never-to-be-forgotten adventure into Australia and
you'll learn about the Aborigine culture that makes this country so
New skills, more confidence, a greater understanding
of a different culture, invaluable personal and professional
An entry on your CV or résumé that will put you head
and shoulders above most others in the job market.
And best of all ... an unforgettable experience!
You’ll work in areas such
as investigating, planning, possibly photography and writing. You will
be given deadlines and be expected to meet them, so you will need to be
the type of person who can think on your feet in this fast-pace working
environment. If this is you then you will truly relish this experience!
You’ll undertake a number of tasks and generally be asked to help out in
a number of areas, thus giving your placement wide variety. The roles
you'll be given will depend on your ability as a journalist.
The newspaper covers a broad range of subjects, from business, sport,
news and local stories to many of the other features that can be found
in most newspapers. It is unlikely that you will focus in just one
specific area but a bit of everything.
Roles that you may be assigned
plus anything else that may be
required at the time that you’re there. For example, at times you may be
expected to take your own photos (if you’re good enough with a camera)
or plan your own arrangements to do a story, including arranging your
own transport to get to the story.
ABOUT THE NEWSPAPER:
Newspaper is a privately owned and operated suburban newspaper in the
Perth metropolitan area of Western Australia. The papers are free
weeklies delivered to all homes and businesses in their respective
areas. They have a higher penetration of household letter box deliveries
than the opposition in the same area.
Perth Suburban Newspapers are independent of any national or
multi-national media organisations; their editorial content is not
influenced by any vested interests. The newspapers are owned and
operated by West Australians who live and work in their circulation
areas. They have their fingers on the pulse of local issues as they
happen. They pride themselves on this independent approach rather than
promoting a generic "look" based on style rather than content.
Because of this difference, they have very high, loyal readership within
the distribution boundaries. This high loyal readership is delivered
directly to advertisers in a credible environment.
You should have some experience
and/or a degree in Journalism. You must be driven and able to work with/
and on anything that comes along. Because of the size of the newspaper
this is a great opportunity for people who are serious about journalism,
because you’ll learn a lot!!
The Interactive version of the newspaper
Your accommodation is located in the CBD (Central Business District) of Perth, Western
Australia. Therefore you are very central, close to the main train station
and shopping district.
You'll live in a centrally
located lodge that is
friendly and relaxing, making it ideal for long term stays. You'll most
own room, but will share a bathroom with others on your floor. There is an
excellent kitchen and storage area for cooking meals and plenty of space to
here to visit the Lodges' website for more information.
Entertainment at the Lodge currently includes a pool table, cheap internet
access, arcade machines and cable TV (Foxtel), to name a few, but with all
the sunshine Perth has, you’ll be out and about enjoying the many outdoor
activities! You are literally a stroll from the Swan River and free CBD
transport. Trains and buses are also only a few minutes away to take you to
Fremantle, King’s Park or to the many other things to do in the region!
The city center
boasts great shopping, restaurants and pubs or you can head over to Northbridge for
more pubs, nightclubs and multicultural cuisine. You'll get to work via bus,
which stops outside your accommodation.
is not included in this project so you should budget for meals. We feel that
a good guide would be a weekly budget
of around AUD$70
Got any questions? Please email us:
The community newspaper is based
about 30 minutes from Perth Central Business District in an area called
Fremantle is Western Australia's major commercial port and handles the
majority of the State's imports and exports. It is a major tourist attraction for travellers from all parts of
the world and attracts large numbers of residents and visitors on a
daily basis. The city offers a unique blend of a lively multicultural
yet relaxed lifestyle and is a 7 day city.
Within easy walking and cycling distance, visitors can experience
contemporary circus, fine crafts, original music and theatre, exciting
galleries, museums, bookshops and buskers. Along with maritime history
and extensive architectural conservation, the Arts have become a central
part of Fremantle life where visitors can discover the past and present.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN
YOU BOOK YOUR PLACEMENT:
Once you have applied for a placement, we'll
contact you and send you our Welcome Pack. You'll also receive Log-on
details and password for our Volunteer Extranet where you'll have
access to all the documentation and information which we've put
together to facilitate preparations for your adventure! Your
Project Co-ordinator for your country will liaise with you
throughout the arrangements process, as well as while you're on
your placement and on your return home.
The documents you'll have access to also include a Country
Factfile, Safety Guide and any manuals that may assist you on
your particular program (e.g. Teaching Guide, Sports Manuals, Enrichment
Suggestions for Animal Care, etc.). We do all we
can to make your stay one that you'll never forget. This is a truly awesome, elegant and beautiful country.
As with all our destinations, the culture and heritage is
different to what you're used to ... which, although one of the
most exciting aspects of travelling, should be borne in
Self-reliance and independence are highly appreciated in
all our destinations and will help you to make the most of this
On Arrival, your Introduction to the Country: When you arrive you will be welcomed by a member of our
will take you to your accommodation and introduce you to everyone. During your first few days you'll be given an induction so that you can learn
about the country and its culture, as well as other useful information, like how
to use the transport system, banks, safety issues, tipping, and lots more.
While on your placements, you can also book some
Optional Add-Ons to make the most of your Travel Experience.
project can also be combined with any of our other projects in Australia, or
you could even do a second project in a different region of the country - or
perhaps New Zealand - thus
doubling your adventure and enjoyment!
BEAT OUT YOUR COMPETITION!
studying for a
a work experience placement such as this could be just the thing you're
looking for. This type of work experience is a great way of enhancing
your CV or résumé and making you stand out from the crowd in this
increasingly competitive world. You'll most likely also have
opportunity to expand your portfolio of published work.
LOCATION, EXPLORING AND SIGHTSEEING:
The best advice you'll get from us
is to try to see some of the country while you're
there. It's big (huge!) and each different region is exciting
and very, very beautiful.
A little about Perth: Perth was built on the
banks of the magnificent Swan River over 150 years ago and is now a city
rich in culture and filled with theatres, art galleries and museums.
The city is modern and vibrant - a fun, friendly and 'laid back' place, with
clear skies and a sunny climate. Western Australia is locally known as the
'state of excitement!'
Some of its more famous attractions include
Kings Park, Scarborough Beach, Fremantle and the Swan River.
Fremantle (or as the local’s call it, ‘Freo’) is the city’s port and is
rich in history. At weekends you will find
entertainment and plenty of alfresco style cafes to laze in.
restaurants to suit all tastes - the most popular cuisine is of course the
great Australian BBQ. Barbeque facilities are abundant in local parks - take
your own food and cook up a feast, Australian style! For meals in local
restaurants, a trip to Perth's inner city center is well worth the effort -
it bustles with activity and offers a range of choices of restaurants.
THE BEST OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Courtesy of Western Australia Tourism -
Fremantle - Spend a few days in Fremantle is an absolute must. Just
a 30 minute drive from Perth's city center. Freo, as it's known by
locals is a vibrant port city you can't miss.
Rottnest Island - Just offshore from Perth, Rottnest Island is where
the locals go to swim at white-sand beaches, snorkel in turquoise water
over shipwrecks, or kick back and go fishing. Rotto, as it's called
locally, is a car-free zone, which adds to its relaxed feel.
Margaret River - No trip to Western Australia is complete
without a pit stop at Margaret River. Originally a chilled out
surfie town, Margaret River has evolved into the ultimate
smorgasbord of good food, fine wine and spectacular scenery - just a
three-and-a-half hour drive south of Perth.
Albany - Prepare to be blown away by Albany's dramatic convict
history, set against a backdrop of rugged granite coastline, green seas
and a wild beauty that tugs at the heartstrings. Step back in time and
explore convict jails, old taverns, whaling ships and settlers' cottages
and grand National Trust homes in beautifully landscaped grounds.
Denmark - You'll fall in love with Denmark - where towering tall
trees meet the ocean. The town has a relaxed village atmosphere,
romantic timber milling history and incredible coastal scenery.
Ningaloo Reef - Take a dive with hundreds of tropical fish,
amazing coral formations and the world's biggest fish, the whale shark,
at unspoilt Ningaloo Reef.
Monkey Mia - Monkey Mia is one of Western Australia's most famous
dolphin watching destinations.
- The Shark Bay World Heritage Area was Western Australia's first World
Heritage Listed site and one of only 16 Australia wide that fit all four
selection criteria. Shark Bay's wilderness and natural wonders make for
a unique vacation.
The Pinnacles - The extraordinary ancient rock formations that
make up the Pinnacles are located about a three-hour drive north of
Perth near the coastal town of Cervantes.
Kalgoorlie - Get ready for a heady trip to Kalgoorlie, Western
Australia's largest goldfields town famed for its fascinating gold rush
history, fabulous old buildings and old gold miners' ghost towns.
Esperance - For squeaky-white beaches, getting off the beaten
track and bunking down under the stars, head south to Esperance. This
place is so relaxed even the kangaroos sun bake on the beach.
The cosmopolitan city of Bunbury, just two hours drive south of Perth,
is located on a spectacular peninsular surrounded by blue waters of the
Indian Ocean, Koombana Bay and the Leschenault Inlet.
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arrive in your new country, please
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