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Work Placement Service Provider Program (WPSP)
Western Student Connections coordinates Work Placement for HSC VET students, for the NSW Department of Education, Catholic Schools NSW and the Association of Independent Schools, across Service Regions J and K.

Supporting schools, students and employers in the Central West, Orana and Far West regions of Western NSW

COVID-19 and Work Placement

Work Placement may go ahead for all VET and eVET students provided all parties agree and the Host Employer is following the relevant state's Health Orders and has a current COVID-19 Safety Plan.
Always refer to the NESA website for work placement Coronavirus advice
Information is available on the NESA website.

Work Placement Forms

School SPR - Department of Education (.docx)
School SPR - Department of Education (.pdf)
School SPR - Catholic Schools (.docx)
School SPR - Independent Schools (.docx)
eVET SPR (.pdf)
Student record of current employment (.docx)
Recording contact with host employer - for VET and eVET teachers (.docx)

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 Learningaccredited course.

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

Have students completed the online Work Placement Ready Certificate at
Teachers can log on to and check on students' progress and also access their Certificates.
Contact your Work Placement Coordinator for access.

To check on student registrations, teachers can have access to the WSC Pathways Cloud database. Contact your Work Placement Coordinator for your Log In details

Simulation for Work Placement

Western Student Connections can assist teachers who want to provide a simulated environment for work placement and assessment.
We can provide a Student Placement Record for the duration of the simulation. Contact your WSC Work Placement coordinator for assistance.
Examples include:

  • Running a coffee shop at school
  • Catering for events
  • Running an in-school shop
  • A Business environment to prepare and publish a School Magazine
  • An Entrepreneurial Event
  • A school show

Simulation Examples and Resources
WSC Forms, Instruction Sheets & Processes
Forms Suitable Tasks for Students on Work Placement WSC Student Work Placement Pack - documents placed in student packs provided to schools WSC Employer Work Placement Pack - documents provided to employers by WSC
Policy, Procedures, Standards, Forms
NSW Department of Education Schools eVET Work Placement
Catholic Schools NSW
Association of Independent Schools of NSW
Work Readiness
General Work Placement Ready Tools Industry Curriculum Framework Work Readiness Tools
  • Automotive
  • Business Services
  • Construction
  • Electrotechnology
  • Entertainment Industry
  • Financial Services
  • Hospitality
  • Human Services - Health
  • Information & Digital Technology
  • Metal & Engineering
  • Primary Industries
  • Retail Services
  • Tourism, Travel & Events
VET Board Endorsed Course Work Readiness Tools
  • Animal Studies
  • Community Services
  • Early Childhood, Education & Care
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