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Request Form for Work Placement Coordinator to visit your school, do a presentation to your VET students, assist students to register for work placement on and/or complete
Visit Request Fax Back (.doc)

2017 School VET staff update form
Staff Update Form

It's time to organise your work placement weeks for 2017
Download Form 1 - Calendar Request Form NOW (.doc)

VET and TVET Teacher Login to Pathways Cloud Instruction Sheet - faxed Term 4 2016

2016 Work Placement Information Booklet - one copy per school delivered in Term 1 2016

The coordination of structured workplace learning is funded by the NSW Department of Education, Catholic Education Commission of NSW and the Association of Independent Schools NSW under the Work Placement Service Provider Program 2016 - 2019.
Western Student Connections coordinates work placements for students enrolled in VET Industry Curriculum Frameworks at all schools and TAFE campuses in Service Regions J and K

Region J map

Region K map

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:

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.


Work Placement Process

Please refer to the General Process Chart (docx) for all aspects of Work Placement coordination. Below is a summary, with school and TAFE responsibilities highlighted in YELLOW:

Work Placement Process - Summary Documentation, Forms & Links
Schools & TAFE schedule work placements on the WSC Work Placement Calendar in Term 4 for the next year
Form 1: VET / TVET Work Placement Schedule Request
Students register for Work Placement at the beginning of their Year 11 course - no later than the end of March
Online at
Teachers can log in to the WSC Pathways Cloud database and see student enrolments
Schools & TAFE provide WSC with a placement request - at least 6 weeks prior to the placement
Form 3: Work Placement Request Form
WSC Work Placement Coordinators organise the placements
Teachers can log in to the WSC Pathways Cloud database and view placement details
WSC generates documentation for schools, TAFE and employers

Teachers issue placement documentation, including SPR and Safety and Emergency Contact Card to students and supervise them while they fill in their details including their Medicare number.

Students visit their host employer to get SPR signed and confirm attendance details, then return SPR to the school/campus.
The school/campus makes copies of the SPR for each party as indicated at the top of the SPR.
Copies of the SPR are issued.
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
Suitable Tasks for Students on Work Placement
Automotive Vehicle Body
Automotive Servicing Technology
Business Services
Entertainment Industry
Financial Services
Human Services - Aged Care
Human Services - Allied Health
Human Services - Health Services Assistance
Information Technology
Metal & Engineering
Primary Industries
Retail Services
Tourism and Events
Employer Documentation
Letter to Employer
Workplace Supervisor’s Evaluation Report
Work Placement Record of Attendance
Away from home documentation can be found on the Workplace Learning Policy web page
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