Shaping young careers

2/12 Blueridge Drive
Dubbo NSW 2830

PO Box 4939
Dubbo EAST NSW 2830

Phone: 02 6885 6144
Fax: 02 6885 6199

1a Wentworth Street
Broken Hill NSW 2880

Phone: 08 8082 5725

120 Bentinck Street
Bathurst NSW 2795

Phone: 02 6332 3656

Work Placement Service Provider Links to Learning Provider Creative Kids Provider Duke of Edinburgh Award Unit NESA Registered Training
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.
As a Work Placement Service Provider, we are at the cutting edge of the changing economic and social conditions in our regions. We have developed long term relationships with local businesses, schools, service providers, governments and communities.
We work with local schools (government, independent and Catholic), TAFE NSW, Registered Training Organisations and employers, to coordinate HSC VET work placements for all eligible students within service region J & K, which cover the Central West, Orana and Far West of NSW.
WSC is funded by the NSW Department of Education for three Links to Learning projects:
  1. Knowing Me
  2. Pathways
  3. Gateways
Projects target government school students who are at risk of disengaging from education. We work closely with the school's Learning Support Team to ensure participants in our projects gain the resilience and skills to complete their education to Year 12.
As a Creative Kids Provider with Service NSW, we offer 6-hour workshops for young people aged 6 years to 15 years.
Parents can register for the $100 Creative Kids Voucher, so their young person can attend a workshop with us
Workshops are available using a variety of robots including Bee-bots, Blue-bots, Ozobots, Sphero, Dash & Dot.
Participants can learn to code using Scratch, Ozoblockly and Javascript.
We can coordinate the Bronze Award for groups of students for the four activities:
  • Service: Volunteering time to assist others or your community
  • Physical Recreation: Improving fitness and discovering new sports or active recreational activity
  • Skills: Undertaken a new interest or hobby or extending on a current one
  • Adventurous Journey: Undertaking a journey in an unfamiliar environment is about creating opportunities for team building through shared planning, role allocation, problem solving and accommodating physical and personality differences
Completing Work Readiness: Preparing Students for Workplace Learning, will contribute 6 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered PD addressing 1.3.2, 2.3.2, 3.5.2, 5.1.2, 5.5.2, 6.2.2, 7.2.2, 7.3.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.
Western Student Connections is endorsed to provide the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered Professional Development for teachers accredited at Proficient Teacher level.


MY JOURNEY - Virtual Expo

22 - 23 July 2020, 12pm - 8pm
Educational Pathways Pilot Program
Link to Information

STEAM Ahead Robotics Workshops

22 July - Gravesend PS
7 August - St Michael's Catholic PS
13 August - Coonabarabran PS
10 September - Rylstone PS

Literacy & Numeracy for Work Workshops

6 August - Tottenham CS
11 August - Warren CS
18 August - Mudgee HS
25-27 August - Broken Hill HS
2 September - Parkes HS
3 September Red Bend College

LONG LUNCH - Broken Hill, Menindee, Wilcannia

2 - 6 November 2020
WSC & MWLP "What YOUth Can Do" Initiative

LONG LUNCH - Peak Hill

WSC & MWLP "What YOUth Can Do" Initiative


8 - 15 November 2020
NAIDOC Week 2020 acknowledges the true cultural heritage of Australia.
First nations people have been custodians of this continent for over 65,000 years.

Work Placement Links to Learning STEAM Ahead Robotics & Coding Student Wellbeing NESA Registered Training Duke of Edinburgh Award The Real Game series Training
Student Registration
Pathways Database - Teacher Login
Work Placement Information
Links to Learning Projects
Links to Learning Portal
STEAM Ahead website
Robotics & Coding Workshops
Service NSW - Creative Kids
Creative Kids Workshops
Student Wellbeing and Attendance
Student Engagement and Attendance
Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award
Duke of Edinburgh International Award
The Play Real Game
The Make It Real Game
The Real Game
The Be Real Game
The Get Real Game
Robotics and Coding for Teachers
Robotics and Coding for Students
Work Readiness for Teachers
Work Readiness for Students
The Real Game Series for Teachers
The Real Game Series for Students
Literacy and Numeracy for Work
CALM C.A.R.E.Suicide Awareness
CALM Suicide Prevention

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: The coordination of work placements is funded by the State of New South Wales through the Department of Education under the Work Placement Service Provider Program

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