About Us

MWLP is a not-for-profit organisation, focused on engaging a community of stakeholders to support youth in their personal and professional career development.

MWLP was established in 1995 to service the Macarthur region of South-West Sydney.  In 2016, we expanded our services to cover the Canterbury-Bankstown and Inner South-West areas. 

What do we do? 

MWLP assists young people to make the successful transition from school to work. We do this by connecting the incredibly important space between schools and the wider world, including business, industry, training organisations, parents & families, three tiers of Government and the broader community.

Our work focuses on preparing young people for the world of work, nurturing aspiration, career management and entrepreneurialism, whilst simultaneously addressing the ongoing needs of business.

Work Placement Program

Our Work Placement program places over 6,500 HSC students into the workforce for week long work placements each year. These students are undertaking Vocational Education & Training (VET) courses, Board Endorsed courses (BEC) and TAFE Launchpad courses such as:

There are many benefits for businesses that take on Work Placement students. There is no charge to host students who come to you when you want and are fully insured.  Click here to find out more about our Work Placement Program.

Entry Level Academy

Our Entry Level Academy (ELA), a National Priority Fund Program, is designed specifically to assist those students who are either disengaged or disengaging at school, and help them transition into meaningful and practical work.

The program will:

  • Assist Careers Advisors & Teachers with specialised supports for students seeking to leave school.
  • Guide students in identifying their strengths and potential career opportunities through various activities including Holland Code Testing.
  • Assist students to be Work Ready for the transition from school to the workforce by participating in various practical Work Readiness exercises and Work Placement.
  • Support students to enter employment within an array of career opportunities.
  • Provide students with a competitive advantage when seeking employment through work place role plays and mock interviews.
  • Provide students with dedicated mentoring and support from the MWLP team and our industry partners.

For more information about the Entry Level Academy click here.

Our Team


Chief Executive Officer
Dr David M Williams AM
Operations Manager
Michael Everett
Business Administrator
Deanne Martin
ELA Project Coordinator
Greg Kerr
Marketing & Events Coordinator
Jenni Harrington
Work Placement Manager
Nicole McGee
Work Placement Coordinator
Chantal Allen
Work Placement Coordinator
Courtney Barnes
Work Placement Coordinator, TAFE
Nicole Chesworth

Our Board


Chair
Shelley Bullock

Chief Executive Officer
My Gateway

Deputy Chair
Jon Prior

GM, Field Operations
Apprenticeship Support Australia

Board Member
Lyn Kenny

Career Learning Coordinator
NSW Department of Education

Board Member
Brad Mitchell

Principal
Oran Park High School

Board Member
Maria Pedavoli

Education Officer
Sydney Catholic Schools

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