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Requirements for Work Experience
Workplace learning programs form part of the secondary school curriculum in some schools. They enable students to spend a planned period of time − usually a week − in a workplace of their choice, enhancing their classroom learning, assisting their career choices and building their industry skills.
How does workplace learning benefit your child?
Workplace learning helps students to:
• test their job and career choices
• engage with the wider community
• complete course work in a relevant industry setting
• learn what employers want in their workforce
• build general work skills like workplace communication, self reliance and team work
• develop specific industry skills, including vocational education and training (VET) course competencies
• gain confidence and maturity through participation in an adult work environment
• make informed decisions when planning their transition through school and on to further education, training and work.
What kinds of workplace learning programs are there?
NSW secondary schools offer two main types of workplace learning program − work experience and work placement. Most students will have the chance to participate in at least one of these programs during their time at high school.
These programs are usually first undertaken by students in Years 9 or 10 with some opportunities in Years 11 and 12. Work experience provides a general introduction to the ‘world of work’. Students are able to observe a variety of work, usually in a field of their choice, and undertake supervised tasks appropriate to their skill level. Work experience builds on the career planning and transition activities in your child’s school and can assist their course and subject choices in senior high school.
Work placement programs are intended for students enrolled in Higher School Certificate (HSC) industry-recognised courses.
These vocational courses may be delivered by the school, a TAFE or by a private or community registered training organisation contracted by the school. The host employer supervises your child in the workplace, allowing them to practise and enhance the specific industry skills they have learned in their off-the-job course work. During their work placement, students aim to achieve industry competencies assessed by teachers. Students achieving competency receive an industry-specific VET qualification that is recognised throughout Australia.
Read about the rules, requirements, insurance and policy for NSW:
NSW - Senior Pathways and VET programs for Secondary Students