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Western Student Connections Workshops and Training Opportunities

VET Teacher / Trainer Professional Development

NESA accredited training courses
Term 1, 2020
Work Readiness: Preparing Students for Workplace Learning
Dubbo - Monday 6th April 2020
Workshop Application Form

Western Student Connections is endorsed to provide Quality Teaching Council (QTC) Registered Professional Development for teachers accredited at Proficient Teacher level.

Work Readiness: Preparing Students for Workplace Learning
Completing Work Readiness: Preparing Students for Workplace Learning will contribute 6 hours of QTC 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 an Institute of Teachers endorsed provider of Institute Registered professional development for the maintenance of accreditation at Proficient Teacher/Professional Competence.

VET and TVET teachers, VET and TVET Coordinators, Careers Advisers, Work Placement Coordinators, Job Coaches

Workplace Learning Policy, Board of Studies, NSW DET, CEC, AIS and WPSP requirements, Employability Skills, Work Readiness presentation for students, Employer expectations, Pre- and post-placement activities
One-day workshop 8:45am - 3:45pm
$330.00 incl. GST



Who is this workshop for?

VET/TVET Teachers, VET/TVET Coordinators, Careers Advisers & Work Placement Coordinators (including Job Coaches Special Education Work Placement Coordinators and Support Personnel)

Anyone who is involved in the organisation, support and implementation of work experience or work placement programs for young people enrolled in NSW Department of Education, Catholic Education Commission and Association of Independent Schools of NSW schools.


Workshop includes:

  • Workplace Learning Policy, Procedures & Standards
  • NESA requirements for work placement
  • NSW DoE / CSNSW / AIS schools
  • WPSP requirements
  • Employability Skills / Personal Attributes
  • Work Readiness & Go2workplacement
  • Employer expectations
  • Pre- and post-placement activities
  • Student registration (
  • Mandatory documents
  • RPL for work placement

Learn how to log in to our Pathways Cloud database to see where we are up to in organising your students' placements

One-day workshop
6 hours of accredited training
Morning tea and lunch provided
Enquiries: Western Student Connections Ph:02 6885 6144 Fax: 02 6885 6199 Email:


About the Real Game series

The Real Game Series is a set of popular living, learning and earning resources for use in primary and secondary schools. It delivers careers and personal development in style.
The resource is a series of classroom-based programmes, developed to help students learn more about themselves and both the opportunities and the responsibilities of adult life in a fun and constructive way.
Participants learn:

  • the importance of education and qualifications in getting the jobs they want;
  • how occupational choice impacts upon lifestyle;
  • how to balance monthly income and leisure time; and
  • the roles and responsibilities of the community.
The resources deliver a comprehensive and progressive programme, covering learning outcomes from all KLAs.

A key attribute of the resources is their flexibility. They can be used as an individual subject resource, cross curricula for personal development (particularly where timetable allocation is limited) or as part of an enrichment programme.
The games in the series are individual and can be adapted to meet the needs of students. Each comes complete with:

  • Comprehensive lesson plans
  • Quality, colourful support materials
There are 5 games in the series:
  • The Play Real Game for Years 3, 4, 5 & 6
  • The Make It Real Game for Years 5, 6, 7 & 8
  • The Real Game for Years 7, 8 & 9
  • The Be Real Game for Years 9, 10 & 11
  • The Get Real Game for young people over 16 years of age

Who is this workshop for?
Careers Advisers, Year Advisers, Stage Advisers, Teachers (any KLA), Student Welfare personnel, Curriculum leaders

Note: Please check in your school for Real Game kits – maybe in the Careers Adviser’s office.



Western Student Connections has the following robots available for workshops:
  • Bee-bots and Blue-bots
  • Ozobots
  • Spheros
  • Probot
  • Finch
  • Dash
  • Dot


Workshops include coding using:

  • Coding for Bee-bots and Blue-botds
  • Coding for Ozobots - using coloured pens on paper, the Ozobot App, the OzoGroove App and OzoBlockly
  • Coding for Spheros - using the Sphero EDU App for block coding and JavaScript
  • Coding using the Scratch Jr App to create animations
  • Coding using Scratch to create animations and games

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