Work Placement

Some courses in the Senior School have compulsory work placement as part of the course. The Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses have a requirement that you must do a minimum number of hours of placement in the industry related to that course (per year). These placements are organised for you and you will be learning specific skills while you are there. See the VET / Work Experience Leader.

What's the difference between Work Experience and Work Placement?


Work Experience:

Work Placement:

  • gives you a taste of the world of work
  • undertaken in Year 10, 11 and 12
  • involves observing and carrying out tasks nominated by your supervisor
  • gives you a chance to experience working life
  • helps you learn about what employers expect, what responsibilities people have and what skills are valued in the workplace
  • helps you learn how businesses work
  • a planned and compulsory part of many QCE VET courses
  • involves you participating in the industry relevant to your studies
  • lets you practice and develop skills you learn off-the-job at school or TAFE
  • lets you learn specific skills or competencies on-the-job and agreed beforehand by the school and the host employer
  • helps you find out more about employment and training opportunities in the industry
  • contributes to your QCE and a nationally accredited qualification recognised by industry

If you want to know more about Structured Workplace Learning, we have answered all the common questions that students seem to have.
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If you are still unsure or have questions, please see the VET / Work Experience Leader