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The Structured Workplace Learning Program is a Department of Education and Training initiative designed to increase the opportunities for young people aged 15 to 19 who are studying a Vocational Education and Training (VET) course. It aims to improve their skills and workplace knowledge through “on the job” experience via Structured Workplace Learning (SWL) and School Based Apprenticeships/Traineeships (SBATs).

The Structured Workplace Learning Program is a Department of Education and Training initiative designed to increase the opportunities for young people aged 15 to 19 who are studying a Vocational Education and Training (VET) course. It aims to improve their skills and workplace knowledge through “on the job” experience via Structured Workplace Learning (SWL) and School Based Apprenticeships/Traineeships (SBATs).

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The SWL program will contribute to:

  • Improving opportunities for all young people to undertake workplace learning placements
  • Improving the quality of VCAL and VETiS programs through increased opportunities for young people to undertake SWL and be assessed in work-based contexts
  • Developing a “bank” of ongoing workplace learning placements
  • Improving the match between VET provision and effective student learning pathways
  • Promoting workplace learning to industry by improving industry understanding of the benefits to them

The objectives of the SWL program are to:

  • Increase the number of young people undertaking SWL and SBAT work placements in relevant places of employment, with an emphasis on industries that provide strong vocational outcomes
  • Increase the alignment between vocational education and training (VET) provision and local industry needs

Thinking of hosting a workplace student?

The transition from school to employment has changed remarkably in recent years. Students are able to gain competencies in a workplace environment which complement their classroom learning.

Hosting a workplace student has many benefits for employers as well as for the workplace student.

Benefits of offering a work placement:

  • The potential for recruiting new employees who are pre-skilled and immediately productive
  • An opportunity to enhance the business’s image in the community
  • Developing in young people a realistic understanding of employer expectations, needs and entry level requirements
  • Meaningful input into a young person’s preparation for life after school
  • The opportunity to pass on knowledge and skills
  • The opportunity to be involved in a direct industry/school links program
  • Increased opportunities to become familiar with school courses and student performance standards
  • The enhancement of staff morale and training skills while working with students

The SWL program will contribute to:

  • Improving opportunities for all young people to undertake workplace learning placements
  • Improving the quality of VCAL and VETiS programs through increased opportunities for young people to undertake SWL and be assessed in work-based contexts
  • Developing a “bank” of ongoing workplace learning placements
  • Improving the match between VET provision and effective student learning pathways
  • Promoting workplace learning to industry by improving industry understanding of the benefits to them

The objectives of the SWL program are to:

  • Increase the number of young people undertaking SWL and SBAT work placements in relevant places of employment, with an emphasis on industries that provide strong vocational outcomes
  • Increase the alignment between vocational education and training (VET) provision and local industry needs

Thinking of hosting a workplace student?

The transition from school to employment has changed remarkably in recent years. Students are able to gain competencies in a workplace environment which complement their classroom learning.

Hosting a workplace student has many benefits for employers as well as for the workplace student.

Benefits of offering a work placement:

  • The potential for recruiting new employees who are pre-skilled and immediately productive
  • An opportunity to enhance the business’s image in the community
  • Developing in young people a realistic understanding of employer expectations, needs and entry level requirements
  • Meaningful input into a young person’s preparation for life after school
  • The opportunity to pass on knowledge and skills
  • The opportunity to be involved in a direct industry/school links program
  • Increased opportunities to become familiar with school courses and student performance standards
  • The enhancement of staff morale and training skills while working with students

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For more information regarding this program visit the Structured Workplace Learning Portal or contact Natarsha Hickey on (03) 5033 2017 or email swl@mmllen.com.

For more information regarding this program visit the Structured Workplace Learning Portal or contact Natarsha Hickey on (03) 5033 2017 or email swl@mmllen.com.