Work Experience (WEX)
Work Experience is an opportunity for all year 10 students to participate in industry placements for a week placement. Students work through the process of identifying areas of interests and strengths during their Learning for Life unit during term 1. From this unit of work, they identify possible industries in which they would like to explore as either a career or purely for interest’s sake. Students are required to contact employers from a database or from people that they know. Once a placement has been confirmed, students participate in an unpaid capacity as it is an opportunity for observation and learning.
Students that are 14 years of age can participate in a Work experience placement, this means that selected year 9 students may participate also.
Australian School-based Apprenticeships (ASBAs)
Australian School-based Apprenticeships offer students who are 15 years and over the opportunity to achieve a nationally recognised vocational qualification by combining paid work and training as a part of their education. Students are required to attend high school 3 days a week to complete their year 10 certificate. In addition to this, they attend a work site 1 day a week and a training facility 1 day week. ASBAs are available in:
• AGED CARE
• ANIMAL STUDIE
• DISABILITY SERVICES
• GENERAL CONSTRUCTION
• INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
• LIBRARY INFORMATION
• SPORT & RECREATION
• TRANSPORT & LOGISTICS
The Careers Coordinator offers many other opportunities that assists students in making a smooth transition from high school to college, training or work at the completion of year 10.
Students, parents and carers are encouraged to contact and meet with the Careers coordinator Tim Pike to discuss any queries they might have.
You can contact Tim Pike on 6205 7676 or by email: email@example.com