Work Experience and Structured Workplace Learning

From Term 1 2017, Victorian government and Catholic schools will use the new Victorian Curriculum F-10. Curriculum related information is currently being reviewed and may be subject to change.

For more information on the curriculum, see:
The Victorian Curriculum F–10 - VCAA

Work experience, structured workplace learning and school based apprenticeships and traineeships provide a fantastic opportunity for any student to get some first hand, on the job experience or training.

These videos have been created to give students, parents and educators some important and useful information to ensure that students get the most out of their work placement.

About the Workplace Learning Toolbox introductory videos

Introduction to Workplace Learning - for students, work placement can be the first step forwards towards further education and training and a career.  Introduction to Workplace Learning video provides students with an introduction to the workplace to help them get the most out of their work placement.

Preparing for Work Placement – every workplace is different, so it is very important that students are aware of what is required of them when they undertake their work placement.  The Preparing for Work Placement video provides students with tips and practical advice so that they can prepare before undertaking their work placement.

Bullying and Sexual Harassment - while work placements are going to offer students a new and exciting learning experience, there are some serious matters that they must be aware of.  The Bullying and Sexual Harassment video provides students with information about these issues and emphasises that all businesses should take bullying and harassment very seriously. All students have a right to feel safe at work.

Common Workplace Hazards - while it is important that students enjoy and learn from their work placement they need to be aware that every occupation has hazards specific to the industry, or to the individual workplace.  While some hazards are specific to an industry or a work location, others may be considered ‘common’ hazards. The Common Workplace Hazards video provides students with an overview of five ‘common’ hazards that they may encounter during their work placement.