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The coordination of structured workplace learning is funded by the State of New South Wales through the Department of Education and Communities under the Structured Workplace Learning Program.
Western Student Connections coordinates work placements for students enrolled in VET Curriculum Frameworks at all schools and TAFE campuses in the Bathurst, Bourke, Broken Hill, Dubbo, Lachlan, Orange, Wollemi and Warrumbungle areas (Service Regions 19, 20, 21 & 22).

Are your students work ready? Are you aware of your responsibilities?

Before you start preparing your students for Work Placement you should consider attending our Work Readiness: Preparing Students for Structured Workplace Learning course

Have you prepared your students in line with the Work Health & Safety Laws? Please visit these sites to find out more:

Work Placement Process

Please refer to the General Process Chart for all aspects of Work Placement coordination. Below is a summary:

Work Placement Process - Summary Documentation & Forms
Schools & TAFE schedule work placements on the WSC SWL Calendar in Term 4 for the next year
Form 1: VET / TVET Work Placement Schedule Request
Students register for SWL at the beginning of their Year 11 course
Online at OR Form 2: Student Registration Form
See Online Registration Instructions
Schools & TAFE provide WSC with a placement request at least 6 weeks prior to the placements
Form 3: SWL Placement Request Form
WSC SWL Coordinators organise the placements
WSC generates documentation for schools, TAFE and employers

School/TAFE Documentation
Student Placement Record
Student Placement Brief
Emergency Contact Card
Student Evaluation Report
Work Placement Record of Attendance
WSC contacts employers on the first day of placement

WSC notifies schools & TAFE of any issues

WSC provides school & TAFE with a copy of the Workplace Supervisor’s Evaluation Report
Employer Documentation
Letter to Employer
Workplace Supervisor’s Evaluation Report
Work Placement Record of Attendance
Suitable Tasks for Students on Work Placement
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