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Workplace visits

Workplace visits bring to life the importance of, and growing need for intercultural capability and language skills in Australia today. These visits provide a unique opportunity for students to develop connections with organisations ranging from non-profit organisations and small businesses to major corporations to better understand how they work.

Workplace visits are aimed at secondary school students and can be offered in a range of flexible formats. Typically, a workplace visit will involve a group of up to 25 students for a visit of up to two hours comprising:

  • an introduction to the organisation and its work;
  • an opportunity for students to hear from and have discussions with selected staff;
  • a tour of the facility (if applicable); and
  • an activity/workshop based around the host organisation's Asia-related work (for longer visits and depending on host organisation availability).

Workplace visits are hosted by our Go Global Ambassadors, who are highly-skilled professionals with global careers operating in a broad range of sectors and industries. 

Explore our Ambassador Bureau and request a workplace visit.

Please note that we charge an administrative fee to arrange workplace visits. The fee will vary depending on the details of your request and we will be in touch to confirm amount upon receiving your completed request form (see 'Steps for organising a workplace visit' section to the right).

Workplace visits in action

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  • As part of their VET Applied Languages Certificate, students from St Mary College Seymour (VIC) visited one of HSBC’s offices in Melbourne and spoke with HSBC staff about the benefits of languages and cross-cultural skills in the workplace...more »
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  • Le Fevre High School (SA) students visited Santos’ corporate office in Adelaide, where they learnt about the oil and gas company’s work in Asia and the opportunities available to young people with Asia skills in large organisations...more »
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  • Students from Firbank Grammar School visited Australian Volunteers International in Melbourne where they talked to a number of staff and returned volunteers who shared their experience volunteering on aid and development projects in Asia...more »
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  • Years 9 and 10 students from River City Christian College visited Prickle Community Acupuncture in Melbourne to learn about Chinese medicine and explore alternative ways people of Chinese heritage might approach wellbeing...more »
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  • University High School students visited a Japanese restaurant and the Confucius Institute at the University of Melbourne to explore ‘The world of work’ as part of the school’s Galileo program for Year 9 students...more »
For more workplace visits in action click here.


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Steps for organising a workplace visit
  • Browse our Ambassador Bureau to find a suitable Go Global Ambassador(s) – you can filter your search by location, industry and country of expertise. We recommend you make a note of three different Ambassadors, as your first choice might not be available.
  • Once you have identified your preferred Ambassador, click on 'Request Ambassador' from his profile.
  • Complete and submit the form ensuring you have selected 'workplace visit' at the top. We will be in touch to discuss next steps and provide resources to ensure the visit is a great success.

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