Parents & Community

Work Experience

Senior School students are encouraged to participate in Work Experience in Year 10 as a part of their PLP (Personal Learning Program) in Year 10.

Some Year 9 students can participate in Work Experience as part of the Work Education and/or Men @ Work subjects.

Steps involved in doing Work Experience:

  • Students obtain a Work Experience agreement form from their subject teacher. This is a legal document which covers the student for insurance purposes
  • Student completes side 1 of form, making sure they sign it as well as a parent/guardian
  • Student then decides where to do their Work Experience and personally approaches an employer, the employer must complete and sign Part C of the form on side 2
  • The form must then be returned to the Work Experience coordinator for processing. The Work Experience coordinator is Ms Vicki Nield. 

Why Do Work Experience?

2.       It is an opportunity to try a job you are interested in.

3.       Allows you to gain knowledge about a workplace.

4.       Gives you the chance to acquire some new workplace skills.

5.       A chance to do something different/challenging

6.       Allows you to display and use abilities you have that may not be used at school.

7.       Helps you gain confidence in yourself.

8.       It may lead to a job (casual or permanent).

9.       A chance to prove that you are mature and ready for the ‘world of work’.

10.   Get a good employer report to put in your portfolio

Please contact Ms Vicki Nield (Work Experience Coordinator) or contact your student’s PLP, Work Education or Men @ Work teacher for further details.

The Guidelines for Students, Parents and Employers are all available to download:

Main Road, Willunga SA 5172 p:(08) 8557 0100 e:info@whs.sa.edu.au