Structured Workplace Learning

Structured Workplace Learning (SWL) is on the job training where a student is expected to master a set of skills or competencies. Students are enrolled in an accredited program of study that focuses on the workplace or a specific industry.  Students are generally studying in years 11 or 12 and undertake a SWL placement for one day a week or in blocks of one week at a time. A SWL placement assists students to enhance their industry specific competencies (at Certificate I or II level) and to also develop important employability skills for when they join the workforce.  The host employer is required to provide a safe and healthy work environment and to pay the student a minimum of $5.00 per day.

Benefits for the employer

  • Enables the employer to select students for full or part time employment, including apprenticeships and traineeships, as appropriate
  • Promotes your industry as a career to young people
  • Develops current employees’ training and supervision skills
  • Contributes to the development of entry level skills in industry
  • Encourages students to become involved with business in their local community.
  • WorkCover and Public Liability insurance is covered by the education sector.
  • Is a demonstration of your commitment to our community.

For further information contact the South West LLEN.