Work Experience

Work Experience is generally undertaken by year 9 and 10 students. It is a short term work placement with a host employer, typically for one or two weeks in a continuous block.  A Work Experience placement enables the student to learn about an industry and the workplace, and also broadens their experience and understanding of the world of work and career opportunities.  Primarily, the students are in the workplace to observe and learn, but they may also be given a limited number of tasks which they can complete under supervision. 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

  • Promotes your industry and your business
  • Enables the employer to select students for casual or part time employment where applicable and may encourage a young person to eventually join your profession/industry
  • WorkCover and Public Liability insurance is covered by the education sector.
  • Provides the opportunity to contribute to the development of workplace skills of future employees
  • Is a demonstration of your commitment to our community.

For further information contact the Careers Advisor at your local secondary school or the South West LLEN.