Work Experience

Workplace Experiences are important

“One of the most difficult challenges, that even the most highly educated person can face, is breaking into the labour market with little or no workplace experience. The (Australian Commonwealth) Department’s research has shown that at least half of all vacancies require some level of experience, but many employers would hire someone with limited experience (6 months or less)”.      

Australian Jobs 2016, page 38.

WORK EXPERIENCE  –  WEX is usually a 1 or 2 week option completed by Year 10 students in a nominated workplace. Students are expected to observe and carry out tasks that do not require special skills. The experience helps students to make career plans and decisions. It is very useful in helping students decide what subjects to do in years 11 and 12. For more information visit:
http://www.education.vic.gov.au/school/teachers/teachingresources/careers/work/Pages/workexperience.aspx