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 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.
The objectives of the Workplace Learning Coordinators (the Program) are to:
increase the numbers of young people undertaking workplace learning placements in places of employment, especially in industries that provide strong vocational outcomes for students;
increase the alignment between vocational education and training (VET) provision and local industry needs; and
increase the number of Koorie young people undertaking workplace learning placements.
Coordinators will provide:
A liaison role. Workplace Learning Coordinators are required to liaise with industry, secondary schools (both government and non-government) and VET and ACE providers to identify appropriate workplace learning placement opportunities, particularly in industry areas with strong vocational outcomes, and to facilitate and coordinate access to these placements for young people aged 15 - 19 years.
A work placement generation role. Workplace Learning Coordinators will be required to expand the number of quality placements available to young people in their region.
An information dissemination role through LLENs to ensure all stakeholders have access to information about workplace learning requirements and opportunities. This includes working through LLENs with industry, government and non-government secondary schools and VCAL and VET providers to identify local skill needs and local student learning needs.
A visible contact for employers. Workplace Learning Coordinators will be a consistent and visible contact for employers throughout the State.
A contribution to the breadth of education and training activity within a LLEN geographical area. Workplace Learning Coordinators will identify and bring to the attention of LLENs and other stakeholders any misalignment between industry needs and the availability of workplace learning places with the delivery of education and training within a local area. Workplace Learning Coordinators will promote workplace learning opportunities that support improved outcomes and learning experiences for young people.
Targeted opportunities for Koorie young people. Workplace Learning Coordinators will work with Koorie Transitions Coordinators and initiatives such as the Australian Employment Covenant to increase Koorie young people's access to appropriate workplace learning placements.
Note that in carrying out their function, the Workplace Learning Coordinators will not interact directly with the young people to be placed. Education and training organisations will allocate individual young people to placements and remain responsible for each young person while in workplace learning, including ensuring learning outcomes are met, and resolving any specific issues with the employer. The Workplace Learning Coordinator is responsible for availability of the placement and for maintaining a relationship with the employer and education and training provider in relation to the overall outcome and provision of future placements.
The Highlands Local Learning and Employment Network has its WLC team in place and has commenced working with both schools and industry to secure opportunities for quality Structured Workplace Learning, Work Experience and School-based Apprenticeships/Traineeships.
For more information about the program please contact;
Program Coordinator; Lisa Howlett firstname.lastname@example.org ph. 5336 5018, mob. 0419 512 027