- Students in year 10 that are 15 years of age will have the opportunity, through PLP (Personal Learning Plan), to do one week of work experience.
- There are eligibility requirements into some funded VET (Vocational Education and Training) courses, which includes work experience.
- Any student going out for work experience must have first completed the online, mandated 5 hour course on Workplace Preparation.
- It is the responsibility of students, as part of their learning, to research employers and source a work experience placement.
- Once the mandatory training has been completed, students are to collect the Workplace Learning Agreement pack from Q08 office.
- Students are required to get Sections B, C, D1 & D2 completed, plus the Work Health & Safety checklist. Completed paperwork needs to come back to Q08 office for processing before commencement of work experience.
- At the end of the work experience, students need to request that the employer completes the ‘Student Work Experience & Employability Skills Record Book’.
Work experience aims to provide:
- an improved understanding of the world of work
- increased self-awareness, especially of your strengths and abilities in relation to the work experience
- improved self-confidence
- learning which skills and competencies are required in the workplace
- work experience can be used to improve further study, job or apprenticeship opportunities
The VET and Careers Team at Seaford Secondary College are committed to providing our students with support and advice about pathways and transitioning from school to work, whether it is a short course, a certificate qualification, university, work experience, apprenticeship or traineeship.