Senior Pathways &
VET programs for Secondary Students


Updated June 2017


Workplace Learning


Guidelines for Workplace Learning in Meat Processing Plants

Additional NSW Department of Education and Training (DET) conditions apply to all workplace learning in the meat processing industry.

These conditions have been jointly developed by DET, OHS specialists and peak industry representatives to support the safety of school students and to promote the many career opportunities in the industry and in regional NSW.

These conditions must be implemented using a process led by the school Region.

Students in government schools may undertake workplace learning in a NSW meat processing plant once their school Principal or the responsible TAFE NSW institute manager has been informed that planning for placements can start.

Formal communication will be arranged by the Region and the TAFE NSW institute.

The designated vocational education consultant in the Region and the TAFE NSW Institute consultant-TVET working with that consultant will assist in providing this information.

Workplace Learning in NSW meat processing plants is the comprehensive information package developed by DET and industry to support the processes for participating plants and schools and TAFE NSW institutes and to ensure quality and safety in the workplace learning programs. Workplace learning includes HSC VET work placement for school and TAFE delivered VET courses as well as work experience programs.

The package is available for educators and industry. Copies of the package have been provided to regions and are available to industry through the Australian Meat Industry Council (AMIC) on telephone (02) 9086 2222. Alternatively, a copy of the package can be downloaded by clicking on the package title above.

Key conditions for workplace learning that are explained in the package include:

For information regarding opportunities in the region, please contact the designated vocational education consultant in the first instance. Industry personnel may wish to contact the AMIC on telephone (02) 9086 2222.

If you have any queries regarding the operation of this initiative on a state-wide basis, please contact the Vocational Education in School Directorate on telephone (02) 9244 5061.

Note: As these are new arrangements, feedback from client groups is invited as part of the scheduled review in mid-2006. The proforma to be completed by the designated vocational education consultant in the region by 30 June 06 will be available soon in an electronic format.