Structured Workplace Learning

Structured workplace learning is on-the-job training during which a student is expected to master a set of skills or competencies, related to a course accredited by the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA). These include Vocational Education and Training (VET) in schools programs.

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Do you need to comply?

Yes, if your school has students undertaking structured workplace learning.

Conditions of compliance

Quality structured workplace learning is:

  • integrated into a program
  • structured
  • monitored
  • regulated
  • assessed.

When developing and reviewing structured workplace learning programs as part of the post compulsory curricula for senior students, schools should ensure that the principles for quality delivery of structured workplace learning, under Ministerial order 55, are embedded wherever applicable.

If you have to comply, what do you have to do?

There are many requirements of structured workplace learning with which you must comply. There are roles and responsibilities for principals, structured workplace learning coordinators, employers, students and parents. These are described in the Structured Workplace Learning Manual.

What are the consequences if you don’t comply?

You may be in breach of the Education and Training Reform Act 2006 (Vic.). You may also be putting your students at risk.

Who will help you?

Independent Schools Victoria contact:

Pam Hargreaves
Education Consultant, Pathways
Ph. 03 9825 7246

Documents for Download

PDFVic DET: Structured Workplace Learning

Links and Resources

External linkVic DET: Structured Workplace Learning

External linkVic DET: Workplace Learning