Workplace Learning

​​Purpose of this policy

To ensure that key parties below are aware of and comply with all workplace learning requirements, legislation and policies, ensuring students are provided with a safe and rewarding work placement:

  • principals
  • careers and workplace learning coordinators in schools,
  • workplace learning coordinators in Local Learning and Employment Networks (LLENs) areas
  • parents
  • employers and workplace supervisors.


Principals and schools must comply with all the requirements of Part 5.4 of the Educationand Training Reform Act 2006 and Ministerial Orders 55 (Structured Workplace Learning) and 382 (Work Experience).

Schools must also refer to the appropriate program link below:

Program and support services

Occupational health and safety resources have been developed to ensure that schools adequately prepare students for the risks and hazards they may face in the workplace see: Occupational Health and Safety Resources

Workplace Learning Coordinators located in each LLENs geographic area assist in the development of workplace learning opportunities suitable for students undertaking Structured Workplace Learning (SWL), School-Based Apprenticeships or Traineeships (SBATs) or work experience.