Workplacement is a way of preparing senior school and TAFE students for employment. Students studying Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses as part of their Higher School Certificate (HSC) are given the opportunity to learn practical skills through experience and practice in the workplace. Most courses have a minimum of 70 hours of mandatory structured work placement over two years.

Workplacement host employers assist schools and colleges to prepare young people for the workplace by providing meaningful workplace learning opportunities

Benefits of workplacement

By actively participating in work placements, students can:

  • Develop knowledge, skills and attitudes through real workplace experience
  • Learn work ethics, team work and the meaning of responsibility
  • Gain maturity and confidence through involvement in an adult work setting
  • Make informed decisions in assessing future career choices

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