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Work Placement

In conjunction with your practical demonstrations in the simulated environment, courses may require a component of supervised hours to be completed. The hours that you are required to complete are to be recorded in the log book along with other assessment requirements.

Work placement offers you, the student, the opportunity to practice and demonstrate the skills and knowledge you have gained and developed throughout the course. Structured workplace learning is on the job training during which a student is expected to master a set of skills or competencies required by industry.

Firstly the, the work placement is representing the result of your course of study. It is where knowledge and skills must be integrated to best determine the most appropriate means of treatment, and then delivered effectively to achieve a positive outcome.

Secondly, the environment is real. You are no longer working on hypothetical paper based examples, scenarios or case studies. In some ways dealing with strangers can be daunting for some; however the experience you receive can be rewarding.

Thirdly, work placement provides you with the opportunity to develop confidence - the confidence in communications, confidence in developing self-awareness, confidence in educating others and most importantly the confidence in being the professional you want to be.

The role of the lecturer is not just to educate but to mentor, support, guide and encourage you through your journey to enable you to become a professional in your chosen field. They are also there to promote and maintain high standard of professionalism, and to enable you to do your best in your role. They will maintain contact with yourself and the workplace supervisor on a regular progress.

All training incorporates a one on one individual approach to meet the needs and skill level of each student with our highly trained and experienced trainers and assessors. Our range of courses is comprehensive and developed in consultation with industry to meet the changing trends in the workforce. This Consultation further ensures that the simulated learning environments, and teaching methodologies provide current and relevant industry practices for our students.

For students, work placements are an opportunity to:
  • learn in a workplace relevant to their future career
  • talk, listen and learn from experienced workers who will help students put theoretical learning into practice, and answer questions about wider areas of work and future opportunities in the industry
  • practice skills over a period of time in real life situations, in different contexts and with different individual clients
  • have access to real work technologies, equipment, clients and procedures
  • have exposure to both normal operating procedures and unplanned contingencies

For RTOs, work placements enable individual trainers and assessors to:
  • keep up to date and tailor training and assessments to current industry practices
  • develop networks and professional relationships with industry staff which increases the value and quality of the education provided to students
  • engage industry and work with them to interpret and translate VET assessment requirements

For ‘host employers’ or individual organisations there are opportunities to:
  • have more control over the quality of training and assessment outcomes
  • provide the opportunity to make a positive contribution to the education and development of candidates
  • improve consistency of learning outcome and skills of new entrants to the industry develop skills of internal staff in management – supervision, mentoring, training and assessment
  • create opportunities for building employer/RTO partnerships for staff training purposes
  • promotion of the sector and influencing career choices – dispelling unwarranted stereotypical views
  • support good training & development outcomes – increased completion rates and productivity improvements