The Workplace Learning course aims to prepare students for employment by providing them with knowledge about what is valued in a work environment.
Participating in a supported and structured workplace learning program that provides employable skills and exposure to different workplaces assists students to make informed decisions about their future.
These decisions are vitally important for students to transition successfully from our college to further education, training, employment and participation in the community. We offer upper school students the chance to work with a variety of local employers to develop skills in communication, teamwork, initiative and planning. Students can participate in courses 1A/B and 1C/D or various endorsed programs.
Examples of recent placements include:
• local primary schools;
• police stations;
• child care centres;
• retail stores;
• animal shelters;and
• automotive repairs.
Many students have gained casual employment and full time traineeships following these placements by displaying a mature attitude and a commitment to developing their employable skills. Students are also given the chance to participate in Apply First Aid and Responsible Service of Alcohol short courses that enhance their chances of employment and provide valuable skills for the future.
Please note that additional costs apply for these short courses.