Work Exposure FAQ

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Can students still participate in work experience and work placements?

  • Students are able to undertake vocational placements and work placements that are essential to course requirements. These will be subject to normal procedures regarding placements, including obtaining parental approval. Whilst undertaking placements, students must adhere to physical distancing and hygiene measures. As part of the workplace induction, students must be made aware of and follow any site specific COVID 19 requirements. Any student who is unwell, or who is required to self isolate, must not attend class or a placement and if they do they must be sent home. It should be noted that when undertaking vocational placements that are part of a VET program, Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) may also have their own internal policies and protocols around vocational placement during the COVID 19 pandemic that need to be complied with.

    Work experience is different to work placement, as work experience is an activity that is not critical to a structured learning program (ie. VET course).

    Students should not undertake Work Experience during Term 2, however, teachers may begin planning for students to resume Work Experience in Term 3. It is anticipated that Work Experience will be able to proceed in Term 3, provided all parties (students, parents/carers, schools and workplaces) are supportive. It will be subject to the normal procedures, including risk management/assessment practices and obtaining parental approval; this will also be subject to public health advice at the time.

Are the Beacon Foundation programs still running in schools?

  • Beacon Foundation employees working with DoE schools may return to their pre-COVID-19 arrangements. The timing of the return will be determined by the school. 

Are the Creating my Career events still on? The following events have been cancelled:

  • The event on Friday 18th September at Hobart Showgrounds is yet to be confirmed, updates will be provided closer to the time.

Are the Tasmanian Hospitality Association (THA) Hospitality Awareness Days still going ahead?

  • These events have been put on hold. The partner venues and hospitality ambassadors are keen to recommence these events as soon as it is safe to do so. The THA will notify schools when they are able to rebook.

Is the THA Year 10 Pathway still open for expressions of interest?

  • Yes! The program is still open to expressions of interest and the THA are meeting with local businesses to encourage them to take on Australian School-based Apprentices in 2021. The program will be modified and the THA anticipate most of the information will be provided online in the near future. When the work experience component is due, the THA may be able to place students in venues.

Is the Australian Defence Force (ADF) Work Experience Program still going ahead?

  • The Australian Defence Force (ADF) is undertaking precautionary measures to COVID-19. As a result, the ADF Work Experience Program will cease until further notice. Please contact Defence.WorkExperienceProgram@defence.gov.au if you have any queries.

Is the National Disability Services (NDS) still running their workshops?