Workplace Learning

Workplace Learning

Many Western Adelaide Regional VET Programs require students to undertake Structured Workplace Learning (SWL). This involves learning opportunities related to your VET program in a real or simulated workplace. These placements provide on-the-job training and mentoring to develop your technical and employability skills. SWL also provides opportunity for on-the-job assessment as part of your VET program.

The Department for Education provides procedures (Workplace Learning Procedures 2016) for all South Australian students.

Before participating in workplace learning, your Home and/or Host School will ensure you have participated in an orientation program which includes:

  • Work Health and Safety (WHS) in the workplace
  • Insurance arrangements and implications
  • Equal opportunity and harassment in the workplace
  • Child protection
  • Specific requirements of the workplace provider
Before participating in workplace learning, you will also need to complete a Workplace Learning Agreement Form from your Home School, and ensure that it is signed by all parties (work placement provider, student, parent/caregiver and Principal). Please see your Home School VET Coordinator for a copy of your school's Workplace Learning Agreement Form.

For more information please read the following document: Workplace Learning Procedures 2019 - Preparing you for Work experience & beyond.

Applying for a Regional VET Program