The Work Placement Support Programme (WPSP) is an initiative that aims to provide workplace opportunities to students to assist them make a successful transition through school and from school to further education, training and active participation in the community.

The WPSP provides students with structured learning opportunities in a real workplace. Work Placement is a mandatory component that looks after our local youth undertaking the following Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses:

Business Services (Administration/Office)
Financial Services
Hospitality (Commercial Cookery/Food & Bev)
Metals & Engineering

These VET courses are undertaken by senior secondary students (Year 11 and 12).

Students are required to complete 35 hours (1 week) with a corresponding industry employer. During this week, students experience real work situations which help them in developing
self-confidence, skills and understandings that will assist them in their transition from school to work.

Our role as BEN is to provide on-going effective linking of employers to schools/TAFE campuses across Northern Sydney. We coordinate quality HSC VET Work Placements for students, as well as supporting Host Employers with information and advice about managing issues that may arise during a placement.

We are pleased to note we will be working in partnership with Australian Schools Industry Partnership (AusSIP) to continue to deliver high quality work placement coordination across Northern Sydney into the New Year.


To find out more about AusSIP click here

To find your region and service provider, click here

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