Workplace Learning, also known as Work Experience, is a great chance for students to learn outside of the classroom and test drive a future career.
It allows students to gain first-hand, on-the-job experience and begin to develop their own career direction. The true value of work experience is to gain a taste of occupations while also helping to gain workplace confidence, build work readiness skills and build relationships with businesses in the local area. Plus, this is a great way for students to build their resume and start a list of future referees.
Some vocational education and training (VET) courses require a work placement to complete some competencies.
Year 10 students undertake a Work Placement in Week 10 of Term 3 in 2021. If these dates (20th September to 24th September) do not suit an employer, then a student can choose to conduct their placement during the Term 3 holiday period.
Timetabled classes will not run during Week 10 of Term 3 for Year 10 students, however a class will run during this time for those students not engaging in a Work Placement in Week 10. Year 10 students not on Work Placement will be provided an alternate assignment to complete during Week 10.
Year 9 Students who are studying Work Education in 2021 (either Semester 1 or Semester 2) are eligible to also complete a Work Placement in Week 10 of Term 3.
Current Year 10 students who completed their PLP in Year 9 Work Education are also encouraged to complete Work Placement, as those students were unable to undertake a Work Placement in 2020 due to COVID-19.
Workplace Learning is COVID-19 dependent, therefore if restrictions change then student and parents will be notified.
For more information, please contact Ms Vicki Nield, VET / SACE Coordinator on 8557 0100.