Workplace Learning Coordinators Program
Workplace Learning Coordinators Program available in each Local Learning and Employment Network (LLEN) area to facilitate workplace-based learning experiences for students. Nearly $20 million is being invested over four years in this streamlined arrangement to expand workplace learning opportunities available to young people and to make it easier for education and training providers and employers.
Coordinators work with LLENs, secondary schools, vocational education and training (VET) providers, the Learn Local adult and community education sector and local employers to coordinate work placements for school-based apprenticeships and traineeships, structured workplace learning and work experience.
- to increase the number of young people undertaking workplace learning placements, especially within those industries that provide strong vocational outcomes for young people
- to increase the alignment between Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) and VET provision and local industry needs
- to increase the number of young Aboriginal people undertaking workplace learning placements.
Contact Details for CRLLEN region WLC program are:
Mitchell & Murrindindi Shires
03 58 233 480
0447 100 723
Rhonda Penney – Mon & Fri
CVGT Macedon Ranges
0448 714 269
SCHOOL BASED APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMS
School-based Apprenticeships and Traineeships enable young people to gain a vocational and technical qualification while completing their senior school studies. School-based Apprenticeships and Traineeships combine senior secondary studies (VCE or VCAL), part-time work, and structured training with a registered training organisation (RTO) which leads to the attainment of a nationally recognised VET qualification.
School-based Apprenticeships and Traineeships allow students in VCE or VCAL programs to:
- Start an apprenticeship while still at school;
- Participate in a combination of school, paid work, and on and off site training;
- Work towards completing their Year 12 VCE or VCAL Certificate;
- Progress towards gaining a nationally recognised qualification;
- Sign a training contract, which links to an industrial award or agreement;
- Develop communication, business skills and a strong work ethic;
- Get a head start in their careers leading to further education and training; and
- Complete secondary school, contributing to improved school retention rates nationally.
A School-based Apprenticeship and Traineeship now forms an integral part of the student’s school learning program and study timetable. School-based Apprenticeship and Traineeship students spend a minimum of 7 hours per week in employment, and another 6 hours per week in structured training within the school timetable.
For more information on School-based Apprenticeships and Traineeships talk to your local secondary school’s careers or pathways advisor or contact you local Australian Apprenticeship Centre consultant