Workplace Learning is an Authority-developed endorsed program. To complete this endorsed program, a student works in one or more paid or unpaid workplace/s to develop a set of transferable workplace skills.
Students participating in the VET Pathway Program are required to complete Workplace Learning. This is a SCSA endorsed program that provides students up to 4 unit equivalents towards their WACE. This highly successful program allows students to experience a number of work placements. This experience is invaluable, and many past students have gone on to gain employment or apprenticeships as a result of the networks they made and skills they developed in the ‘real world’. Work place Learning can also assist in meeting criteria for TAFE and alternative university entry.
Students must hold good standing and complete relevant Work Experience and inductions prior to commencing their work placement (see Worksafe Smartmove). Each placement is monitored by the college and students need to allow 3-4 weeks to organise their work placement.
The student must record the number of hours completed and the tasks undertaken in the workplace in the Workplace Learning Logbook. The student must also provide evidence of his/her knowledge and understanding of the workplace skills by completing the workplace learning skills journal after each 55 hours completed in the workplace.