MWLP provides a convenient ‘one-stop-shop’ service for businesses, schools and TAFE colleges in addressing a significant (and mandatory) HSC learning need for courses in skill shortage areas such as Automotive, Business Services, Construction, Electrotechnology, Entertainment, Hospitality, Human Services, Information & Digital Technology, Metal & Engineering, Primary Industries, Retail, Financial Services and Tourism.
By being involved in Work Placement young people gain a better understanding of the world of work and are given a chance to develop their technical and general employability skills in the workforce. MWLP is funded by the NSW Government to provide this service.
MWLP invites educators to engage and partner with us in pursuit of our mutual interest in maximising education and transition outcomes for our youth through our various program areas.
MWLP can assist by facilitating the engagement of business and industry, parents and families and community groups, and by advocating innovation and good practice in support of this end.
MWLP has been working in partnership with high schools and TAFE colleges for more than twenty years to facilitate work placements for HSC vocational education and training courses. We understand that educators are time poor and we want to help you.
The courses we provide work placement for are Automotive, Business Services, Construction, Electro technology, Entertainment, Hospitality, Human Services, Information & Digital Technology, Metal & Engineering, Retail, Primary Industries, Financial Services and Tourism.
We can also provide a tailored service to assist you with any of the following:
Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses are industry developed entry level courses that give students a great kick start to a future career. While our core business is arranging Work Placement opportunities we believe that greater connection with our stakeholders is the key to offering a better service. To get that connection we would like to offer you the following services.
Our core business is the organisation of Work Placement with your students. We have over 400 employer hosts across all of the frameworks. We want to connect more with you and help you and your students get the most out of work placement.
Teacher’s Reference Guide: We have created a comprehensive reference guide for new or existing Vocational Education and Training Coordinators or Teachers to assist you in important processes around the Work Placement processes.
Student Work Placement Readiness Talks during class or assembly
We would like to come and speak with your students prior to their work placement.
Student & Parent Work Placement Readiness Talks during Subject Selection Nights/Career Days at School
We want to connect with parents from your school so they understand the complexities of work placement. It also gives us an opportunity to get access to their employers and many of them have their own businesses that may take students.
Teacher Training in Pathways and MWLP Processes for New & Existing VET Coordinators or Teachers.
We want you to get more out of Pathways the program that we use for student work placement. We can show you how and help you with your PC skills if needed.
MWLP Networking Meetings with Industry Speakers
We arrange networking meetings for all VET Teachers so you can bounce ideas off each other and we organise industry speakers. A great opportunity to connect with MWLP, industry and colleagues.
Connection with Industry and Jobs for Students
We can send you info about apprenticeships and traineeships and other job opportunities that we would like to pass on to you and your students.
Offer Special Needs Student matching with appropriate Hosts
We offer a matching service for students with special needs to certain hosts as we know the hosts.
For any of these services contact your MWLP School Coordinator 4625 1863.
We want to offer a service that gives local business a look at potential future employees and an opportunity to connect with their community.
MWLP actively seeks and fosters partnerships with business and industry. We want to offer a service that gives local business a look at potential future employees and an opportunity to connect with their community. Year 11 and 12 students who are studying vocational courses need to be placed in business for work placement. This is compulsory as the students will not be awarded their HSC unless they complete a successful placement.
There are many benefits to your business should you decide to offer students work placement in your business.
The areas we provide work placement in are Automotive, Business Services, Construction, Electro technology, Entertainment, Hospitality, Human Services, Information & Digital Technology, Metal & Engineering, Retail, Primary Industries, Financial Services and Tourism.
MWLP Linking Youth can connect you to the workforce of the future. We have access to talented young people who have demonstrated a willing attitude and great aptitude for work, while on work placement.
For more information contact us on 02 4625 1863
Subject choices at schools now include Industry Developed, entry level courses that give young people a great kick start to a future career in the field they are studying. These courses require them to complete work placements and is a compulsory component of Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses. These courses are recognised by Australian Industry and NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) and include:
Automotive, Business Services, Construction, Electrotechnology, Entertainment, Hospitality, Human Services, Information & Digital Technology, Metal & Engineering, Primary Industries, Financial Services, Retail and Tourism.
Work Placement allows the students to practice what they are learning at school and enhance the skills they have learnt in the classroom. To demonstrate and hone these skills students are required to complete 2 weeks of work placement (1 week in Year 11 & 1 week in Year 12) for each course with a local business which we help arrange through their school/TAFE.
Please see below for a booklet about Work Placement for Host Employers
Click on your industry below to see a Work Placement Flyer or, for more information, contact us on 4625 1863.
The people to talk to are:
Michael Everett 0428 935 688 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Work Placement students have undertaken a VET course at school or TAFE as part of their HSC. It is mandatory for these students to do one week’s work placement in a relevant industry in Year 11 and another week in Year 12.
By being involved in Work placement, young people gain a better understanding of the world of work, and are given a chance to develop their technical and general employability skills in the workforce. The students are skilled, interested and committed and some of these workplace experiences result in offers of apprenticeships, traineeships or casual work.
Work Experience students, on the other hand, are generally in Year 10. The students organise their own work experience. It is not mandatory to fulfil any course requirements and the learning experience can be in any area of any industry.