Structured Workplace Learning (SWL) is on-the-job training that allows school students to develop their work skills and understand employer expectations.

SWL is available to Victorian school students undertaking a VET program as part of their VCE or VCAL studies, including School-based Apprenticeships and Traineeships (SBATs). Central Ranges LLEN is responsible for arranging SWL placements in the Macedon Ranges, Mitchell and Murrindindi local government areas.


Get real exposure to the world of work. With Structured Workplace Learning (SWL) students will develop job knowledge and skills in line with their VET studies and employer expectations.

Visit the SWL Portal to find opportunities in the Central Ranges



Structured Workplace Learning (SWL) broadens the curriculum available to senior secondary school students and builds positive connections between schools, community and industry.


Looking for employees of the future? Want to promote the employment potential in your industry to young people? Get involved with SWL.

A key component of VET programs is SWL, which is on-the-job training during which a school student is expected to master a set of skills or competencies related to their VET program. Host employers supervise and instruct the students as they practise and extend the industry skills they have learned in their VET programs.

Becoming a host employer for SWL is a great opportunity for you to:

  • participate in the education, career development and training of young people in your community
  • talk to students about your industry, its career paths and future directions
  • promote the attitudes and skills you want in your workforce and identify young people with potential for your industry
  • strengthen your links with the community and raise your business profile
  • increase the supervisory, training and mentoring skills of your staff.

Contact Lena Way for more details on offering an SWL opportunity.

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