What is Work Placement?

Work placement is a planned opportunity in a quality host workplace that enables senior school students studying particular industry-based courses to practise and develop their industry competencies and their employability skills in a vibrant real work context.

Work placement is a mandatory component of industry-based vocational education and training (VET) courses that students can choose as part of their studies for the NSW Higher School Certificate.

VET subjects involving Work Placement include:

The Workplace Learning Program aims to provide quality workplace learning opportunities for students in a real or simulated environment to practice and implement the skills they have studied and developed in the classroom.

Work placement is an exciting opportunity for students to learn valuable skills from industry professionals and develop employability skills.

CONNECT was established by industry and education representatives to effectively coordinate work placements for secondary students. Our aim is to strengthen the partnership between industry and education, so we can increase student knowledge and opportunities for careers and further education.