Senior Pathways &
VET programs for Secondary Students


Updated June 2017


Workplace Learning - Interstate Placements


Workplace learning in the ACT

Where relevant, the NSW DEC's procedures and proformas for accommodation away from home must also be used.

Workplace learning in Queensland

Workplace learning in Victoria

NSW government schools are able to arrange work experience or HSC VET work placements in Victoria using the NSW Department of Education and Communities' Workplace Learning Policy and insurance and indemnity provisions as well as the related procedures and implementation documents, available at: https://www.det.nsw.edu.au/vetinschools/worklearn/worklearnpolicy.html.

Permission for a NSW student to undertake an interstate placement in Victoria is no longer required from the Department of Education and Training in Victoria.

However, students are strongly encouraged to find placements in NSW in preference to interstate placements. Interstate placements in Victoria are for students in schools situated in areas adjoining the border or for students seeking a career planning opportunity in an industry that is not available in NSW.

Prior to commencing workplace learning, students must satisfactorily complete effective work health and safety (WHS) preparation. This is the expectation of host employers in Victoria. For work experience, NSW students should complete either safe@work or for students with disability or additional needs, A Job Well Done. To access these WHS programs, see Occupational Health and Safety.

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These arrangements which came into place in January 2014 are being monitored by both NSW and Victoria. If you have any queries or you wish to advise of any issues arising, please contact the Student Pathways Advisor in Secondary Education - Senior Pathways on telephone (02) 9244 5425 or email Robert.Lawson@det.nsw.edu.au.