Work Placement

Applying the Skills
and Knowledge

Students studying the Higher School Certificate can select from a number of vocational training courses that are accredited by the board of studies and count as units of study towards the HSC. These VET and EVET courses produce nationally recognised qualifications.

A key part of any training is putting into practice what students learned and that is exactly what work placement does. Each student undertaking a VET course must complete two weeks of mandatory work placement, this is completed with one in year 11 and the second in year 12.

Students work alongside a host employer to gain exposure in a real work environment. This gives them the opportunity to practice skills they have learned in the classroom.

Our role at SSBEN is to coordinate work placement opportunities for students. We provide centralised coordination between all stakeholders to ensure a seamless process and single point of contact for schools and host employers to support a safe placement. We have considerable expertise and resources which enable us to provide quality work placements for all VET students.

The Benefits of Work Placement are Real and Measurable

82% of
teachers

agree work placement boosts motivation to learn.

89% of
students

said they received useful training while on work placement.

1 in 4
students

said they were offered employment as a direct result.

What is Workplace Learning?

Workplace learning is intended for students enrolled in HSC industry recognised courses. These VET courses may be delivered by the school or a TAFE NSW Institute.

HSC VET work placement is usually completed during year 11 and 12, where as work experience programs provide a great introduction to working life for students in Year 9 and 10.

Work Placement ensures that these students spend a period of time in a relevant workplace. Employers supervise the students as they practice and extend the specific industry skills they have learned in their course work.

During their work placement, students work towards gaining specific industry competencies, that are assessed by teachers. Students achieving competency receive an industry specific VET qualification that is recognised throughout Australia.

Industry Curriculum Framework Courses

  • Automotive
  • Business Services
  • Construction
  • Electrotechnology
  • Entertainment Industry
  • Financial Services
  • Hospitality
  • Human Services
  • Information Technology
  • Metal & Engineering
  • Primary Industries
  • Retail Services
  • Tourism, Travel and Events

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