The College offers students in Years 11 and 12 the opportunity to engage in Workplace Learning. This comprises two work placements, each 12 consecutive weeks long, across the academic year. Successful completion of this accredited program contributes points towards the achievement of the Western Australian Certificate of Education. The purpose of Workplace Learning is to allow students the opportunity to engage in industry-based learning in a safe and supervised manner, by immersing the student in (appropriate) daily activities of the business or enterprise.
In 2018, 27 students enrolled in Workplace Learning in the first semester, and a further two students will commence in the second semester. The range of work placements is quite diverse including hospitals, animal rescue facilities, primary schools, various cafes and restaurants in the local area, financial service providers, electrical businesses, and a number of enterprises in the sport and recreation sector. Students can elect to stay with the same host employer for the second work placement, or seek to gain experience in another enterprise either within the same sector or another industry sector.
The feedback, in almost every case, has been very positive, and where a student has not found the work placement to meet their expectation then this is viewed as a positive learning experience in itself. One student has already been offered employment as the result of their performance in the workplace learning program.
The next work placement commences during the week commencing 11 June – usually on a Friday but there are a few students attending on a Thursday where the placement is only offered on a Thursday.