Young People

Workplace Learning supports young people with their transition from school into further education, training and employment. We have a range of programs and events that are designed to help you achieve your career and life pathways.

On this page find out more about Work Placement, School Based Apprenticeships, Traineeships, our Job Education Training program and Get Back In The Game program.

Work Placement

Work placement is a mandatory component of industry-based Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses that you can choose as part of your studies for the NSW Higher School Certificate (HSC). It is a planned opportunity in a quality host workplace that enables you to practice and develop your industry competencies and your employability skills in a vibrant real work context.

The industry frameworks for work placement

Aeroskills, Animal Studies, Automotive, Business Services, Construction, Early Childhood Education and Care,

Electrotechnology, Entertainment Industry, Financial Services, Hospitality, Human Services, Information & Digital Technology, Manufacturing and Engineering, Outdoor Recreation, Plumbing, Primary Industries, Retail Services, Sports Coaching, Tourism, Travel & Events


• Mentoring by experienced staff and tradespeople

• Looks great on your resumes and reference. • You receive an industry qualification at completion of HSC. • Work placement may lead to a job with the host employer. • You attend and assist in a business for one week (35 hours) • You put into practice the skills you have learnt in the classroom. • You get to try a career before you decide on undertaking an apprenticeship or traineeship.
School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships

School-based apprenticeships and traineeships (SBATs) are more than just part-time jobs – they’re a great way to set yourself up for the career you want whilst you are completing your HSC.

SBATs are available to all Year 10, 11 and 12 high school students in NSW. They allow students to commence an apprenticeship or complete a traineeship while at school. A school-based apprenticeship or traineeship combines paid work, training and school; as well as an industry recognised national qualification, you will gain credit towards the HSC. Some apprenticeships and traineeships can contribute towards the ATAR. Opportunities are available across a wide range of occupations. Each offers you a chance of getting paid for real work experience, while gaining a nationally-recognised qualification and contributing towards your HSC studies. Learn More
Job Education Training(JET)

JET assists you to achieve your transition from school to work and further learning objectives. Suitable for Year 9 to 12 students, JET assists you to:

• Re-engage • Understand your strengths • Find your fit • Identify post-school options • Plan your pathway • Attend structured work experience • Gain work readiness • Become employable READ MORE
Get Back In the Game(GBIG)

GBIG within the Illawarra, Southern Highlands & Shoalhaven Region assists Young People aged 15 to 19 years, who have disengaged from education and are struggling to make effective transitions into employment

• To provide individual client case management, mentoring, training & and employment brokerage services to re-engage them in education and training and/or Support their transitions to sustainable employment.

Connecting people, education and the workplace to promote successful futures