||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
||No qualifications required, but you should be adaptable, enthusiastic
and have lots of initiative. 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 Radio Broadcasting practice 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 assist in putting together
programmes for airing and also get involved in production,
script-writing, station management, and much more. You'll contribute
both on and off the airwaves and assist in many areas, from producing
and announcing to audio production, administration, programming, event
organising, fundraising, sponsorship and maintenance.
Here is a breakdown of the job roles that you may be assigned:
Promotions and Marketing
Don’t worry if you’re not sure where to start, the stations will
guide you through the exciting world of radio and fully train you for
your role within the organisation!!
Most of your time is likely to be spent working alongside one of the
main staff members or long-term volunteers, helping to put together a
program to go on air. This involves reviewing and selecting, as well
as helping with the research, putting the program together and
interviewing people. It may even extend to actually broadcasting the
material. Some programmes may be long and others may be very short, but
even a short program of only five minutes in length, with four
segments, can take a week to put together, so you're likely to be kept
very busy! Most of the work is done inside the studios with very little
work taking place outside.
The equipment you'll use will depend on your own interests and skills,
but will more than likely comprise general office computers, recording
software, recording devices, and possibly one of the studio panels if
they think you're able to assist in creating programmes or segments.
Depending on the duration of your project, you may be able to fill in on
a few live on-air shifts, but it is more than likely that you'll assist
with work on the pre-recorded segments and also assist the current
overseas is a challenging yet wonderfully rewarding experience and this
placement will give you excellent hands-on broadcasting and production
experience. Whether you're starting out or taking a career break, this
placement will broaden your horizons and give you experience of a new
way of working in a different yet exciting culture where language is not
a problem and the people are particularly friendly and welcoming.
don't need any qualifications to do this placement.
You need to have an interest in media and prepared to be flexible with the
must be able to work with, and get on with, other people, particularly
bearing in mind that the station is run almost entirely by volunteers
from the community.
your placement is for a shorter-term, it's unlikely that you'll be given
your own programmes, but if you're there longer-term, this may well be a
possibility, depending on your own capabilities.
will ask you to submit a voice recording or demo tape, but this is only
so that the project can judge whether you
will be able to broadcast on air.
It will not affect your ability to assist in all the other areas of
Lastly, self-reliance and independence
will help you make the most of
this wonderful opportunity!
The days do vary a lot
depending on where I’m needed. At the moment, I’m on reception
on Mondays and Wednesday, in the News Room on Tuesdays and
Friday, and Thursday I’m everywhere! (Reception, production,
news room, sitting in on one of the announcers shows,
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 Radio stations are located in the suburbs of 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!'
How the Radio Station benefits from volunteers:
The people at the radio station are looking forward having
from outside Australia who may be able to contribute new ideas. They are
very open to free-thinking, innovative ideas! The more effort you put
in, the more the responsibility you'll get. This is an excellent
project that will give you good grounding and good experience.
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!
planning a gap year or career break and contemplating a career in radio,
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.
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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