Important Information Regarding Structured Workplace Learning

Structured Workplace Learning provides students with the opportunity to integrate on-the-job experience with secondary study. It provides:

  • enhanced skill development
  • practical application of industry knowledge
  • assessment of units of competency
  • achievement of some learning outcomes for VM units
  • enhanced employment opportunities

All Peter Lalor Secondary College VM students are required to participate in SWL one day per week during the school terms.

  1. Students are primarily responsible for obtaining a suitable work placement for each semester. They are supported by the staff in the creation of a resume and the development of a range of techniques and skills for identifying potential employers
  2. In discussion with staff, including the SWL Coordinator, students are expected to approach potential employers
  3. Students are required to complete the Structured Work Placement Agreement Form with their employer and parent/carer and register the Agreement with the SWL Coordinator prior to the commencement of their placement
  4. Students will participate in at least one work performance review for each work placement