As a mandatory HSC requirement, all students must participate fully in the Workplace Learning Program.
As a minimum, this is two weeks or 70 hours of on the job training for each course studied.
Objectives of the Workplace Learning Program
To enhance social and vocational skills and training
To support the transition from college to work
To assist students in making and evaluating future career choices
To meet the mandatory requirements of the HSC
Conditions of Workplacement
As a volunteer worker, the student has no liability under the Worker’s Compensation Act.
All work health and safety legislation shall apply to any work site and to any student engaged in a work experience project, either as a paid or volunteer worker.
All students are covered by:
The CCI School Care Personal Accident and Disability or Students’ Work Experience Personal Accident Policy with Catholic Church Insurances (CCI) and
Work Experience/Work Placement Public Liability Policy with QBE Insurance (Australia) Limited.
The Public Liability Insurance Policy Summary along with the Certificate of Currency can both be accessed using the link below.
Special approval is required for placements involving animal handling. Details are included in Work Placement/Experience Involving Animal Handling (Memo Ref: 08/14)
Once students have been allocated an employer and have received their contract they are to approach the employer to discuss their placement and to complete their contract.
This contract must be returned signed to the School PRIOR to commencing the placement.
Guides to Workplace Learning
GO 2 Workplacement
As a mandatory requirement, students must complete the Workplacement preparation course GO 2 Workplacement prior to their first placement.
My Work Experience
As a mandatory requirement, students must complete the Work Experience preparation course My Work Experience prior to their placement.