Work Experience

Work Experience opportunities are important to the development of workplace knowledge for young people, particularly those who may have barriers to paid work experiences. Workplace learning coordinators are available in each Local Learning and Employment Network (LLEN) area to facilitate workplace-based learning experiences for students. Coordinators work with LLENs, secondary schools, vocational education and training (VET) providers, the Learn Local adult and community education sector and local employers to coordinate work placements for school-based apprenticeships and traineeships, structured workplace learning and work experience.

http://www.education.vic.gov.au/ about/ programs/pathways/pages/ coordinators.aspx

Making It Happen - Work Experience for All

The Making It Happen – Work Experience for All resource has been developed by the National Disability Coordination Program, University of Tasmania, to support secondary and vocational teachers in providing work experience/work placements for students with a disability. This project has been supported by Skills Tasmania.

The resource includes

  • guidelines to help in setting up a program

  • a sample resource kit to be given to employers

  • how to market work experience

  • teacher aide guild

  • student workbook