Work/Industry Placements \

Structured Workplace Learning (SWL)
  • I'm an Employer. I can help.

    Work placement provides students with an experience of a real work environment and employer expectations. It also provides an opportunity for students to explore possible career options. increase their self-understanding, communication skills, teamwork and independence whilst improving their self-confidence.

    Please complete the Work/Industry Placement – Employer Details form online and we will contact you.

  • I'm a Student. I'm looking for a placement.

    High school students looking for a placement, follow these steps:

    STEP 1: Talk to your Careers Advisor

    STEP 2: Go to the School-Employment Engagement Portal to find out what is available

    STEP 3: Fill out the Expression of Interest (EOI) Form and give to your Careers Teacher

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

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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.

SWL Recognition \

Structured Workplace Learning Recognition (SWLR) allows students to gain credit into their VCE or VCAL for undertaking an SWL Placement that aligns with their VET Program. Use the link to find the correct SWLR booklet and see what’s required to receive credit.

Get in touch to find out more \

Polly Britten (Left),
School-Employer Engagement and SWL Coordinator,
0400 564 839 or engagement@highlandsllen.org

Jenny Sheriff (Right),
School-Employer Engagement and Program Coordinator,
0447 720 908 or programs@highlandsllen.org

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