The industry frameworks for work placement
Information & Digital Technology
Tourism, Travel & Events
• Mentoring by experienced staff and tradespeople
• Looks great on resumes and references for students
• Students receive an industry qualification at completion of HSC
• Work placement may lead to a job with the host employer
• Students attend and assist in a business for one week (35 hours)
• It’s like work experience and is compulsory for Years 11 and 12 students and directly relates to their Vocational Education and Training (VET) course
• Students put into practice the skills they’ve learnt in the classroom
• The future workforce gets to try a career before they decide
School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships
School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships allow Students to make an early start on their career while still finishing school.
Opportunities are available across a wide range of occupations. Each offers a chance of getting paid for real work experience, while gaining a nationally-recognised qualification and contributing towards their HSC studies.
School Based Apprentices will complete the first stage of a trade qualification by the end of their HSC year. Trainees complete an initial qualification by the end of year 12.
The study and work associated with their chosen career also becomes a part of their HSC.
Job Education Training
JET assists students to achieve their transition from school to work and further learning objectives. Suitable for Year 9 to 12 students, JET assists them to:
• Understand their strengths
• Find their fit
• Identify post-school options
• Plan their pathway
• Attend structured work experience
• Gain work readiness
• Become employable
Steps to Success
The S2S Program commenced in September 2018 and is funded by Training Services NSW and is primarily aimed at Year 11 students in the Illawarra and Shoalhaven regions who are focused on a pathway to work and in particular an Apprenticeship or Traineeship.
Through career path planning, relevant training and work experience, S2S aims to ensure these young people are either in employment and/or enrolled in further studies.
The program has already greatly assisted many young people:
• 233 have a career path plan
• 46 are studying Vocational Education and Training full-time
• 100 completed a fully subsidised part qualification
• 16 in full-time employment
• 18 in apprenticeships
• 3 in a traineeship and
• 1 in a School Based Traineeship