Workplace Learning (WPL) is an authority-developed endorsed program which provides an opportunity for a student to demonstrate and develop increasing competence in the core skills for work.
It is a great opportunity for students to improve their workplace and employability skills whilst providing them with an opportunity to work in a range of industry areas.
To complete this endorsed program, a student works in a real workplace environment to develop a set of transferable workplace skills. The student must record the number of hours completed and the tasks undertaken in the workplace in a Workplace Learning Logbook. The student must also provide evidence of their knowledge and understanding of the workplace skills by completing a Workplace Learning Skills Journal after each 55 hours completed in the workplace.
Students are required to complete a minimum of 110 hours of work placement each year. Successful completion of hours and all associated logbooks and skills journals achieves unit equivalents towards student’s WACE achievement.
All students must ensure they have completed the following prior to going on work placement:
If the above is not completed the student may be considered ‘not work ready’ and
may not be permitted to attend Workplace Learning.
Students are unable to attend work placement outside of pre-determined dates as they will not be covered by Department of Education Insurance.
We encourage students to find their own placement.
Workplace Learning release day will be on Friday’s during Terms 1 – 4. Thursdays may be considered by this is subject to approval by the Manager VET and Workplace Learning.
Students are required to attend on all pre-determined days and any absences due to illness must be explained by a medical certificate. Students need to notify their Employer and the school Workplace Learning Coordinator via email or phone message by 8:00am on the morning of the absence or as soon as possible.
Students are expected to attend their school exams or attend courses that they are enrolled in at external training providers. It is the student’s responsibility to advise their employer if they will be absence for either of the above reasons.
For further information please contact
the VET and WPL Team:
Manager, VET and Workplace Learning
Workplace Learning / Rural Operations Lecturer
VET and Workplace Learning Support Officer