In 2016 Victoria’s 31 Local Learning and Employment Networks (LLENs) were funded to coordinate Structured Workplace Learning (SWL) opportunities for school students undertaking vocational education and training (VET) programs including SBATs, as part of their VCE or VCAL.
What is Structured Workplace Learning?
Structured Workplace Learning (SWL) is on-the-job training that allows students to develop their work skills and understand employer expectations. More than short term, observational work experience, SWL is hands on learning that is linked to a VET in Schools (VETiS) course of study. SWL allows students the opportunity to practice and learn new skills whilst preparing for the world of work.
The SWL Statewide Portal aims to increase student access to local and statewide work placements. This new approach to SWL is part of a suite of Education State initiatives to support young people in their education and training.