Structured Workplace Learning

Structured workplace learning provides students with the opportunity to integrate practical on-the-job experience and learnings in industry with nationally recognised Vocational Education and Training (VET) undertaken as part of either the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL), VCE Industry and Enterprise or VCAL units.


It provides the context for:

  • enhanced skill development
  • practical application of industry knowledge
  • assessment of units of competency
  • achievement of some learning outcomes for VCE studies or VCAL units,
  • enhanced employment opportunities

Benefits for students

The benefits of structured workplace learning for students include:

  • improved understanding of the work environment and employers’ expectations
  • exposure to the world-of-work
  • increased self-understanding, maturity, independence and self-confidence, especially in the workplace
  • increased motivation to continue study and/or undertake further training
  • enhanced opportunities for part-time and casual employment
  • opportunity to develop and gain work-related competencies
  • opportunity to acquire skills relevant to the workplace
  • opportunity to try out career choices before leaving school
  • opportunity to develop contacts with potential employers
  • opportunity to demonstrate mastery of specific skills and competencies related to the accredited course which they are undertaking
  • opportunity to undertake relevant courses which count towards the student’s exit credential and articulate into further education and training

Structured Workplace Arrangement Form

Structured Workplace Learning Travel & Accommodation Form

Additional Structured Workplace Learning Form (COVID-19)