What is Structured Workplace Learning (SWL)?
Structured workplace learning is on-the-job training during which a student is expected to master a set of skills or competencies related to a course accredited by the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA) or the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA), and undertaken as part of either the VCE, VCE VM or VPC.
The Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) has determined that structured workplace learning is an appropriate and valuable component of all VET undertaken byr VCE, VCE VM or VPC students. SWL is different to and much more than Work Experience Program. Structured workplace learning complements the training undertaken at school or at a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and should be spread across the whole training program, and it allows students to:
- build and improve their skills
- apply practical industry knowledge
- be assessed in units of competency, as determined by the school or RTO
- expand their employment opportunities.
Benefits for Employers:
Becoming a host employer or involving yourself in school activities 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.
If you are interested in hosting students at your place of employment, please contact Sher Stowe-Winder.