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

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Work Placement Coordination 2021

Work Placement calendar dates are now overdue.
Please return your FORM to your Coordinator as soon as possible.


There are now new SPRs for the three school sectors and EVET, to address COVID-19 Health Orders.
We MUST use these new SPRs for each new placement organised.
Please go to our Work Placement Page to find these.
Work Placement Service Provider Links to Learning Provider Creative Kids Provider - Robotics and Coding Duke of Ed Open Award Centre
Western Student Connections will source work placements from host employer’s and work for schools and EVET providers to match their students with appropriate work placement opportunities.
Our target group is students in NSW Schools undertaking HSC VET courses and Board Endorsed Courses within Service Regions J and K.
We will:
  • source work placements from host employer’s and work with schools and EVET providers to provide students with appropriate work placement opportunities.
  • consult with schools and EVET providers within Service Regions J and K to ensure they meet work placement requirements for students in each VET course.
  • establish a sustainable relationship with NSW Department of Education (on behalf of the three education sectors and EVET providers) and Work Placement Service Providers in neighbouring service regions.
The coordination of work placement is funded by the State of New South Wales through its Department of Education under the Work Placement Coordination Program and in conjunction with schools administered by Catholic Schools NSW and the Association of Independent Schools 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.

Duke of Ed Open Award Centre

Western Student Connections is proud to be a Duke of Ed Open Award Centre for young people residing in the Central West, Orana and Far West regions of New South Wales.
The Duke of Ed is the leading structured youth development program for young Australians aged 14 to 25. Participants must learn a new skill, volunteer, improve their physical wellbeing and experience a team adventure in a new environment.
Our qualified Award Leaders can help guide Participants through all stages of their Award. Participants discover new passions, make a difference in their community and learn important life skills to become #WorldReady.

Register Now


Dubbo AECG

3 December 2020
Dubbo North Public School

STEAM Ahead Robotics Workshops

No more this year!
Please book in for 2021 as soon as possible so you don't miss out.

Literacy & Numeracy for Work Workshops

30 November - Peak Hill Central School
1 December - Coonamble High School
2 December - Goodooga Central School
Book in for 2021 NOW


Western Student Connections will be coordinating work placement in 2021 across Regions J and K under a new contract. Included in the contract are work placements for VET and eVET courses including VET board endorsed Courses (VETBECs).
2021 Year 12 VET stduents require one 35-hour placement over the two years 2020 - 2021.
2021 Year 11 students will have work placements as normal.
Schools and TAFE Campuses MUST get work placement dates in to WSC as soon as possible to secure positions in the 2021 Work Placement calendar.

Work Placement Links to Learning STEAM Ahead Robotics & Coding Student Wellbeing 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 Ed Awards
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
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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