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What is structured workplace learning?

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 or the VCAL.

The Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) has determined that structured workplace learning is an appropriate and valuable component of all VET undertaken by VCE and VCAL 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 duration of the training program. It provides the context for:

· enhanced skill development;

· practical application of industry knowledge;

· assessment of units of competence/modules, as determined by the school or RTO; and

· increased employment opportunities.

Further information is available via the links below:

→ Principles of Quality SWL
→ Benefits of SWL
→ SWL Manual
→ Guidelines for Employer
→ Frequently Asked Questions

Structured Workplace Learning Recognition

The VCAA provides recognition for Structured Workplace Learning for students undertaking VCE VET programs. Structured Workplace Learning (SWL) recognition allows students to gain credit into their VCE or VCAL for undertaking an SWL Placement that aligns with their VET Program.

Click here to find the correct SWLR booklet

Contact WynBay LLEN or your local LLEN to find out how to become a host employer for SWL.