Each of the Board of Studies Vocational Education and Training (VET) frameworks require students to attend 35 hours of work placement in Year 11 and a further 35 hours of work placement in Year 12. This is a total of 70 hours over the two year course.
Work placement is a mandatory component of every Board of Studies Vocational Education and Training course.
If students are currently employed in the industry framework they are studying, they may apply to gain Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) in order to reduce the number of hours they are required to attend work placement.
Currently, work placement experiences for the students in this region are sourced and managed by the Federal Government funded organisation Canterbury Bankstown Careers Connections (CBCC). One of the roles performed by this organisation is to investigate appropriate work sites for the placement of students. CBCC then performs all required checks to ensure the safety of students attending.
All of the VET frameworks offered at East Hills Girls Technology High School utilise the services of CBCC to obtain suitable Work Placements for the students. The teachers of East Hills Girls Technology High School use the following process to manage the experience of work placement.
It is important to note that work placement opportunities are limited and students need to be mindful that the school has limited access to alternate offers. It is usual for only one offer to be made to each student per framework per year by Canterbury Bankstown Career Connections.