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Workplace Learning Guidelines

​Workplace Learning 

Workplace learning activities provide relevant and ‘real world’ learning for students and can include experiences such as traditional work experience placements, participating in vocational education and learning programs, activities and taster days.

Workplace Learning Policy and Workplace Learning Procedures have been developed specifically to help teachers and other school staff ensure high school students are placed in safe and appropriate workplace learning activities.

Information contained within the Procedures document includes: how to meet insurance, legal, risk management and OH&S requirements, as well as information on restricted placements, and industry specific advice, requirements and exclusions.

Sample Documents

Sample letters, forms and workbooks provided by schools to support Workplace Learning Coordinators are located on the DoE intranet Workplace Learning Template Library:

  • Letter to Parent – Conditions of a Work Placement
  • Employer Confirmation of Placement Letter
  • Employer Assessment Evaluation Sheet
  • Employer Contact Details and Requirements Form
  • Evaluation Form for Employer
  • WHS Work Site Checklist
  • Work Site Questions for Employer
  • Student Induction Booklet
  • Certificate of Appreciation to Employer
  • Thank You Letter to Employer

For additional supporting information please refer to the document titled: Supporting Information for Workplace Learning Coordinators and Schools

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