May 1, 2014

About Work Placement – Young Person

What Is Work Placement?

Bankstown Sports Work Placement Students

Work Placement is the compulsory component of the vocational education and training (VET) course that requires you to participate in an actual work environment related to your course. You are expected to participate in work related activities that reflect the duties of your chosen course and aimed at your skill level.

The courses include Automotive, Business Services, Construction, Electrotechnology, Entertainment, Hospitality, Human Services, Information & Digital Technology, Metal & Engineering, Primary Industries, Retail and Tourism and carry and Australian Certificate Qualification.

We offer a range of placements to your school for you to choose from if these placements do not suit your needs you may organize your own and we can facilitate this placement. If you would like to organise your own please see your Teacher.

How Does It Work?

In the work placement program, a volunteer host employer offers a student/s the opportunity to work as voluntary employees for 35 hours (usually in one week) in their business, which relates to the VET Course that you are completing. The number, timing and frequency of offers in a year are totally under the control of the employer.

MWLP liaises with businesses to see what opportunities they can offer over the year. Schools put in requests for what their students require and MWLP manages the process to make sure all requirements are met (including full insurance cover for the placement) and the needs of both parties are met.

We organise your placements through your school and present your teachers with offers that should suit your class. If these placements don’t meet your needs, you can organise your own and we can facilitate this process but you will need to speak to your Teacher