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Hosting a Student in your Workplace

For Host Employers – Department of Education web page with a clear explanation of the types of work placements that employers can offer to students.  Covers Structured Workplace Learning (SWL), School-Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships (SBATs), Work Experience (WE) and School Community Work (SCW).

School-Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships (SBATs)

See the Victorian Department of Education and Traning Website for comprehensive information about School-Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships: See What is an SBAT? 

atEast is a consortium of 11 secondary schools in the eastern region of Melbourne (Outer eastern LLEN region) that runs the atEAST SBAT Program. Their website has excellent information for employers about SBATs.

Structured Workplace Learning

Visit the Structured Workplace Learning Statewide Portal for information. Specific information for employers can be found  on the For Host Employers page

SWL Guide for Employers (Department of Education)

Employer Guide to Student Work Placements (LLEN Resource)


Work Experience

See the Victorian Department of Education and Training Work Experience Guidelines for Employers

Visit the Victorian Department of Education and Training website for more information

School Community Work - Volunteering

See the Victorian Department of Education and Training website for information on School Community Work.  Specific information for employers includes:
What is School Community work?
Eligibility – Host organisations that can offer school community work

Taking that Extra Step – a manual for businesses and organisations looking to include volunteers with intellectual disability in their operations and disability organisations looking to build a volunteer program. (BGKLLEN 2011)

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