Work/Industry Placements \

Structured Workplace Learning (SWL)
  • Work Experience \

    Work experience functions as the first step for students into industry, helping them to gain valuable experience and knowledge in their chosen field. This can then lead to further, more comprehensive placements that will broaden their professional knowledge.

    SWL 2

    Students can undertake placements in a variety of industries and vocations.

  • Work/Industry Placements \

    SWL allows students to gain hands-on skills related to the course they are studying at school. Employers provide training to assist students to master key competencies or skills. Placements for SWL can be undertaken in a range of modes e.g. one day a week or in week blocks.

    SWL 1

    Taking on and SWL placement not only benefits students, but local businesses as well.

  • School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships (SBATs) \

    SBATs are the same as normal apprenticeships and traineeships except that they are completed part-time whilst the young person continues their schooling, rather than being done full time.

    VET Kitchen Opps Class

    Relationships and skills are fostered through SWL, by allowing young people and employers to connect and work together.

SWL Portal \

The SWL Portal is an easy to use site that lists current placement opportunities in the Highlands Region. By clicking the link below, schools and students can explore available opportunities. They can easily be shared by students to Careers or Pathways Advisors at their home school. Opportunities are being added to the Portal on a regular basis, so be sure to keep checking for updates.

Get in touch to find out more \

Polly Britten ,
School-Employer Engagement and SWL Coordinator,
0400 564 839 or

Jenny Sheriff ,
School-Employer Engagement and Program Coordinator,
0447 720 908 or

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