Structured Workplace Learning (SWL)
Structured Workplace Learning (SWL) occurs when a senior secondary student gets an opportunity to work with an employer to develop a set of skills or competencies. Students who do SWL may be undertaking the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE), Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) or Vocational Education and Training delivered in schools.
State Government funded SWL Service
From 2016, the 31 Local Learning & Employment Networks, LLENs, across Victoria have been funded to facilitate state-wide access to quality workplace learning opportunities. The state-wide SWL portal provides a single, easy to navigate information and referral point for SWL opportunities across various programs.
Students of or over 15 who are undertaking a VCE VET program or VCAL are able to access workplace learning opportunities that align with their studies.
Click on the State-wide SWL Portal or the (TAB on the left) for more information about the state-wide website.
In Brimbank & Melton the SWL service is delivered by the BMLLEN. It is coordinated by Maria Cox and Di Debrincat.
Maria is a qualified secondary school teacher who has taught in the TAFE and adult community sector. She is a former secretary of the Women in Business and has a post grad in Education (Career Development). She has worked with YouthNow for 10 years, implementing workplace learning and career development programs for young people. Maria works Monday to Friday.
Di is a qualified careers practitioner with experience working with secondary students, HR departments and industry. She brings a wealth of experience and enthusiasm to the SWL team. Di works Tuesday-Friday.