Work-based learning is an important component of the Work Readiness Pathway and students who choose this pattern of study in Years 11 and 12 complete approximately 200 hours of work-based learning as part of their VET and Work Studies courses.
Instead of sitting HSC trial exams, Year 12 Work Readiness Pathway students complete two weeks of Work Experience with an employer/s of their choice. This comes at a time when students are starting to make decisions about what they will do when they finish school.
Work Experience is always incredibly valuable and gives our students an opportunity to explore connections between their school studies and career pathways, while also assisting them to become more aware of the realities of the workplace.
Students identified the following as highlights of their work experience:
“Getting to see the ins and outs of the hotel, the way it’s run and getting to meet people from all of the different departments.” Tahlia Clack
“Going out with a sales rep and experiencing all stages of a construction site and interacting with the builders.” Callum Lindsay
“Going for a surf at lunch as well as learning how to repair boards. This is a valuable skill for someone passionate about surfing.” Xavier Pyle
It is always a pleasure to read students' Assessment Reports when they return to school.
“Very enthusiastic, polite, willing to try any tasks and communicates well with co-workers and customers.” Aussie Organisers
“It has been a pleasure having Piper for one week in our setting. She will be a great educator to have in any Early Childhood setting.” Banora Point Early Learning Centre
“Great work ethic, would make a great asset to any company.” Blueline Carpentry
The College would like to thank the following businesses who supervised our students on their Work Experience blocks: AJ Wilcox Air & Electrical, McGrath Coolangatta/Tweed Heads, Fitness Cartel Tweed, VOCO Gold Coast, Coconut Coffee House, GT Auto Centre, Pottsville Painting Services, KMART, Ground Control Coffee, Erlibyrds, Shaping Co, Deep Blue Air Conditioning, Banora Learning Centre, Williams Group Australia, AI Automotive Suspension & Exhaust, Pro 1 Tennis, Peppers Salt Resort and Spa, Nail Innovations, Hipwell Plumbing, Blueline Carpentry, Boardriders, Aussie Organisers, Movement Gym, Auto Barn, Tweed Heads, Best Friends Pets, Zedk PTY LTD, MH Surfboards, DP2 Painting, Centaur Primary School, Tate Brownlee Real Estate, McGregor Gourlay, Sea Otter Surfboards, Tropical Fruit World, Cornerstone Construction, Spinks Electrical
Ms Hannah Lindschau
Leader of Learning - Work Readiness Pathway