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Placement and Experience

Structured Work Placement

Structured Work Placement gives students experience in the workplace. Those students completing a Vocational Education and Training (VET) certificate where it is a requirement to have some time in the industry, will complete a certain number of hours in the workplace.

Students who study three or more Non OP Subjects are required to do structured work placement for 3 weeks each year in Year 11 and 12. Students are required to choose an industry area relevant to the subjects in which they undertake in the curriculum.

Each semester students will complete placement application forms indicating a vocational area in which they wish to work. Once they are placed, it is the student’s responsibility to ensure the agreement form is completed with the following signatures:
– Student
– Parent
– Employer
and return to school before placement occurs.

Work Experience

At St Laurence’s College, students are encouraged to experience the world of work by undertaking work experience to assist in their career decision making. The school holidays are the perfect time to trial different workplaces throughout the year.

Furthermore, the College also supports students in the Defence Work Experience Program. For more details please visit www.defence.gov.au/workexperience