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Work Experience and Work Placement at La Salle College. Work Experience and Work Placement. Work Experience A period of time that someone, especially a young person, spends working somewhere in order to gain the experience and skills of a particular type of job. Work Placement

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work experience and work placement
Work Experience and Work Placement
  • Work Experience
    • A period of time that someone, especially a young person, spends working somewhere in order to gain the experience and skills of a particular type of job.
  • Work Placement
    • A temporary job that you do as part of a course of study in order to get practical training and experience.

~ MacMillan Dictionary ~

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Work Experienceand Work Placement
  • Time spent in the workplace as learners, not employees
  • Unpaid – no wages, goods or services
  • An opportunity to explore possible career options
  • A supervised activity by an industry mentor
  • Observe and assist with designated and agreed work tasks
  • Can help develop new work related skills and competencies
  • Receive a workplace report
  • Learn workplace behaviours appropriate to the industry
what is work experience
What is Work Experience?
  • Work experience is generally unpaid work everyday for a week or two.
  • It helps to see if you like a particular job and get some skills and experience to make you more appealing to potential employers.
work experience procedures
Work Experience Procedures
  • Students complete work experience in the school holidays.
    • Exemption for apprenticeship trials – form to cover
    • Primary schools in PD Days, end of Year, Exam breaks
  • Students locate their own experience.
    • Give ideas, phone call script
  • Application form completed
  • Confirmation with employer
    • Forward documents to employer
  • Confirm placement with student
    • Work Experience diary and evaluations
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Work Experience Procedures
  • If employer has been used in the last 12 months, management has not changed and/or they host a WPL student, we do not conduct site visits.
    • If they do not, then we conduct a site visit prior to the student commencing, using the checklist
  • When students apply, they must submit a WorkSafe Certificate and/or White Chard (where appropriate) for their first Work Experience each year (induction).
formal work experience
Formal Work Experience
  • Year Certificate I in General Education for Adults
    • 4 x work experience of 1 week
      • 2 x exam periods Terms 2 and 4
      • 2 x end Terms 1 and 3
  • Practical Placement competency
  • WPL Endorsed Program – Mode 2
    • 20 x Employability Skills (5/place)
    • 110 hours total all year (Avg. 40hr/place)
what is work placement
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
Work Placement
  • ONSITE cluster of schools.
    • 6 Catholic, 1 independent
  • Students apply during Course Selection in August
    • Must choose Workplace Learning Course
  • Interviews in September
    • Panel of 1 ONSITE, 1 Industry, 1 school coordinator, where possible
  • Successful students notified by November, with Induction “date saver”
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Work Placement
  • Students attend an Induction Day before commencing
    • Off campus
    • Work, professional dress
    • Covers
      • Course structure
      • Student and Employer rights and responsibilities
      • OH&S
      • EEO (bullying etc)
      • Career Development
      • Logbook
  • Parents attend Information Evening
work placement2
Work Placement
  • Students complete 2 placements:
    • 1 x 16 days February – May
    • 1 x 110 hours June – September
  • Attend the workplace every Tuesday
  • Choose Religious Education, English, Workplace Learning and 3 other courses
    • WPL 1A1B = Year 11
    • WPL 1C1D = Year 12
workplace learning
Workplace Learning
  • Semester 1
    • WPL Course (1A1B OR 1C1D) Assessments
    • 16 days + 20 Employability Skills (Placement 1)
  • Semester 2
    • VET Qualification
      • Cert I Business in Year 11
      • Cert II Workplace Practices Year 12
    • WPL Endorsed Program Mode 2
      • 110 hours + 20 Employability Skills (Placement 2)
questions comments
QUESTIONS/COMMENTS?

Nicole Huggins

Careers/VET/WPL Coordinator

La Salle College

9274 6266

nhu@lasalle.wa.edu.au