Professional Work Experience Placements

From time to time CAA may provide opportunities for law students or graduates to develop and gain professional legal experience in judges' chambers to improve their career opportunities.  

The CAA may also, at times, be in a position to provide opportunities for Information Technology graduates to gain experience within appropriate business units.

Periods of placement is up to 10 business days in total. The actual placement period is subject to the operational capacity within court jurisdictions.

​To be eligible for a professional work experience placement, the individual must provide a National Police Certificate (Police Record Check) that the CAA finds satisfactory.

Should a placement be undertaken within the Youth Court, the individual must also hold a current Working With Children Check or obtain this prior to commencement.

The individual is responsible for the cost of the National Police Certificate (Police Record Check) and Working with Children Check and must allow at least 6 to 8 weeks for processing.

International students seeking to undertake professional work placement within the CAA are subject to the same eligibility requirements stipulated above.
Students from foreign Universities​

​A person from overseas enrolled in a foreign university who intends to undertake a professional work experience placement with the CAA must

  • Have an appropriate and current Australian visa which allows the student to enter and stay in Australia, with conditions that permit the student to undertake study and participate in volunteer or work activities; and
  • Present the original current passport to the Registrar or delegate upon commencement of the placement within the CAA. 
​Insurance Cover ​Insurance cover for public liability and personal accident will be arranged through the CAA upon confirmation of placement.
Expressions of interest and applications​

​Please submit an online application via email to with the following:

  • Professional Work Experience Application Form
  • Up-to-date curriculum vitae
  • A current National Police Certificate (Police Record Check)
  • A current Working With Children Check (if application is for placement in the Youth Court).
  • Copy of valid and current Australian visa (if applicable)