Students must be 14 Years and older to undertake work experience.
WHEN CAN STUDENTS DO WORK EXPERIENCE?
At any time of year, however, you must check your assessment / assignment due dates for all subjects - this includes Mile Stones. Choose a date that takes these things into consideration. Ms Beemster in the Careers room will be able to help with this.
Talk to teachers about what will happen the week or days you are at work experience and possibly arrange to submit due tasks via another method (eg. email, Google Classroom) and to obtain important information at another time.
It is the student's responsibility to catch up on all work missed.
HOW DO STUDENTS ORGANISE WORK EXPERIENCE?
Students wishing to undertake work placement / work experience are required to ensure they have the work experience document (below) completed by the employer as well as parent / carer.
Employers should be given a copy of the 'work experience guide for employers' (below) and parents should read the 'work experience guide for parents' (below).
If the student will be traveling in a car with the employer then the 'Car travel with employer' form should be completed and submitted to Ms Beemster
When the document is completed it should be given to the Careers Advisor, Ms Beemster by hand or via email.
WHEN IS A WHITE CARD REQUIRED?
Students require a White Card if they are going to be working on a construction site or with a trades person who will be working on a construction site at any time during the work experience Eg. carpenter, plumber, electrician, landscaper. See Ms Beemster, the Careers Advisor for more information.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I HAVE AN ACCIDENT WHILST AT WORK EXPERIENCE? (this is a very rare occurance).
1: Seek medical attention - work experience is NOT covered under 'worker comp'. Pay any amount required and keep the receipt. The DEC will reimburse your expenses.
2: Contact your parent / carer
3: Contact the school (Ms Beemster and a deputy)
4: THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION'S LIABILITY INSURANCE WILL COVER ALL STUDENTS WHO ARE INJURED ON WORK EXPERIENCE - THE EMPLOYER IS NOT LIABLE - See 'Certificate of Currency' (below). A copy may be given to the employer.