Promoting post-secondary education skills and career pathways
Action 3: Expand opportunities and approaches for students to put theory into practice during their course
Through work placements, students are better able to understand their course content in a workplace setting (that is, applying theory to practice) which supports their ongoing engagement in education and training. Once complete, work placements continue to benefit students in their career journeys by developing networks and clarifying career plans.
Practical placement officers
To assist students in securing placements, practical placement officers have been funded for all Victorian TAFE Network providers.
To assist the work undertaken by practical placement officers, an information and communications technology (ICT) system has been implemented to manage placements across the Victorian TAFE Network. This is now used by over 90% of Victorian TAFE Network providers.