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High School Work Experience Program

Please note that our Work Experience Program is now fully subscribed for 2024 and is not currently accepting new participant applications.

Our High School Work Experience Program is designed for students in Years 10, 11 and 12 that have displayed a genuine interest and passion for health and medical research. This three-day program is conducted by our dedicated Youth Engagement Coordinator, whereby students get hands-on experience in a working medical research laboratory and learn the introductory skills of a scientist.

Program overview

Students undertake a full tour of the Institute, visiting the multiple research groups throughout the building. They also have the opportunity to tour the Australian MRI-Linac facility for cancer treatment, located in the Institute’s research bunker within South West Sydney’s Cancer Therapy Centre at Liverpool Hospital.

Students complete an induction into the wet laboratory before learning the basic uses of a microscope and a scientific pipette, which is a lab tool commonly used in all experiments across chemistry, biology and medicine. Along with simple calculations and measurements, these skills are applied when they get to prepare and analyse their own cheek cells!


Experience Highlights