Workplace Learning Coordinator Program (WLC Program)
The Workplace Learning Coordinators Program aims to improve access to quality work placement opportunities for young people aged 15-19. The Program will identify, facilitate and coordinate workplace learning placements in Structured Workplace Learning (SWL), School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships (SBATS) and Work Experience. The Workplace Learning Coordinators will work with government and non-government secondary schools, TAFEs, Adult and Community Education providers, industry, local employers and Koorie community representatives to identify local skill and student learning needs and to generate workplace learning opportunities for young people.
Establishing Workplace Learning Coordinators provides the opportunity for a coordinated approach that aims to: increase efficiency of the placement process; decrease the number of different direct approaches made to prospective employers; increase the likelihood of employers taking up of students; and improve access for young people to quality workplace learning.
What is Workplace Learning?
Students can undertake VET programs as part of their VCE or VCAL. These VET programs include VET in Schools, school based apprenticeships and traineeships and pre-apprenticeships. They are designed to:
provide a vocational qualification as well as a senior secondary certificate
provide courses that are motivating and engaging for many young people
expand opportunities and pathways for senior secondary students
link schools to industry and training providers
help meet the needs of industry
prepare young people for the workplace of the future.
Structured Workplace Learning
Structured workplace learning involves students undertaking structured on the job training as part of a VET Program during which they are expected to master a designated set of skills and competencies related to courses accredited by the Victorian Qualifications Authority.
School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships
A School Based Apprenticeship and Traineeship offers students enrolled in the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) the option of combining part-time employment, school and training. The program is undertaken under a training contract with an employer, has a training plan signed by the school and formally registered with Skills Victoria and leads to a nationally recognised qualification at Certificate II, III or IV level. It also includes paid work under some form of industrial agreement that endorses part-time apprenticeships, such as a Federal Industrial Award, Australian Workplace Agreement (AWA) or Collective Agreement.
Work experience is the short term placement of secondary school students with host employers, to provide insights into the industry and the work place in which they are located. Students are placed with employers primarily to observe and learn - not to undertake activities which require extensive training or experience.
Expressions of interest required
Workplace Learning Coordinator Program
Highlands Local Learning and Employment Network
03 5336 5018