Creating opportunities for all children and young people to be on their way to success in education, work and life.
The School to Work program supports access to work-based learning opportunities, so students can develop employability skills and make informed career choices.
The Victorian Government funds Local Learning and Employment Networks (LLENs) to deliver the School to Work program.
As a program provider, the North Central LLEN works with local employers, industry partners and schools to improve students’ access to work-based learning opportunities.
Work-based learning Work-based learning opportunities supported through the School to Work program include:
structured workplace learning (SWL)
school-based apprenticeships and traineeships (SBATs) for non-government school students
workplace visits and industry tours
life skills programs and work-readiness activities.
Work-based learning helps students to:
understand how their education prepares them for work
understand employer expectations
develop employability skills
make informed pathway and career decisions
stay engaged with and complete secondary schooling.
Some work-based learning is part of vocational education and training (VET) programs. VET programs can be part of the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE), including the VCE Vocational Major, or Victorian Pathways Certificate.
Government schools receive SBAT support from the Head Start program. LLENs work together with Head Start hubs to support work-based learning for government school students.
Find work-based learning opportunities School staff and students can use the School to Work Portal to search for opportunities.
Employers from all industries work with LLENs to publish opportunities on the portal. You can search for opportunities by location, industry or course.