Workplace learning provides opportunities for students to develop skills in the workplace and obtain credit towards the WACE. Workplace Learning is a SCSA Endorsed Program. Students do not receive grades but successful completion of 110 hours in the workplace will result in two units towards the WACE. Workplace Learning enables students to develop and be assessed on, generic industry based skills whilst in the work place. Successful completion of the hours, a Log book and a Skills Journal counts towards the WACE.
Initially, completion of an application form and payment of a fee is necessary. Then, to complete this endorsed program, a student applies to work in one or more real workplace/s to develop a set of transferable workplace skills. The student must record the number of hours completed and the tasks undertaken in the workplace in the Authority’s Workplace Learning Logbook. The student must also provide evidence of his/her knowledge and understanding of the workplace skills by completing the Authority’s Workplace Learning Skills Journal. Unit equivalence is allocated on the basis of 1 unit equivalent for each 55 hours completed in the workplace, to a maximum of 4 units. The total number of hours completed in the workplace is reported on the student’s WASSA.
The Workplace Learning endorsed program provides an opportunity for a student to demonstrate and develop increasing competence in, the core skills for work, often referred to as generic, transferable or employability skills. A student learns to apply and adapt the workplace skills that are necessary to understand and carry out different types of work. Developing competence in workplace skills assists an individual to gain employment and in the longer term, to progress within the organisation or industry area in which they are employed.
The Workplace Learning endorsed program enables a student undertaking a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification to collect evidence of the attainment of units of competency relevant to their qualification.