Do I have to complete Work Placement?
Yes – if you are studying a VET course as part of your HSC.
Do I get paid for Work Placement?
No – you are undertaking Work Placement to gain real-world experience and put your skills into practice as part of your course requirements. You are essentially a volunteer at the business.
How do I prepare for my placement?
Complete our Work Placement Checklist to ensure you are ready for your placement.
MWLP Work Placement Checklist
Do I need a White Card?
White Cards are required for students undertaking Work Placement for the following industries:
- Manufacturing & Engineering
Other industries may require a White Card as well (such as Entertainment) – make sure you check your paperwork and with your teacher if you are unsure.
What happens if I am sick?
Notify your host employer immediately if you are unwell and cannot attend (or if you become unwell onsite during your placement). You also need to notify your teacher if you cannot attend or need to leave early. They will advise you on how to make up the time you have missed.
What do I do if I have a safety concern or am uncomfortable at my Work Placement?
If you have any safety concerns or feel uncomfortable with tasks or the environment you are working in – talk to your host employer or your teacher as soon as you can.