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Work Experience

​Work Experience week is part of a long tradition for year 10 students at Wavell State High School. During the last week of Semester 1, the entire cohort of students are given the opportunity to experience the world of work for four full working days. During this time, they are placed with employers using the Education Queensland Work Agreement which provides Work Cover insurance and indicates the scope of work to be undertaken by the students.

It is important for students to first attempt finding their own Work Experience placement. The skills they develop in seeking work placement are invaluable and helps them develop confidence in the world outside of school. It also assures that students get the Work Experience placement they want.

Students receive comprehensive guidance and support from a team of dedicated staff throughout Semester 1 to help them find and secure placements and prepare them for work week. To assist students with managing the process more autonomously, resources, information and updates are be available online via the school website as well as The Learning Place (EQ webspace accessible by students with MIS log on details at any time).

We look forward to another successful year with our Work Experience Program. If you have any questions regarding work experience please contact Mrs Ruby Peinke on 3350 0368 or email rpein2@eq.edu.au.

Work Experience Dates

Monday 25th June 2018 (Work Preparation Workshop at school until morning tea.)

Tuesday 26th June 2018 - Friday 29th June 2018 (Students attend work place.)

Work Experience Overview

DATES
20th to 23rd June 2017

To Find INFORMATION
The Learning Place and School Website

WHO?
Year 10 Students, Staff, Work Providers & Parents.

KEY DATES & DEADLINES

9th March: Work Preference Form

11th May: Work Provider Details (Cut-off date for own placement)

April and May: Finalise and secure placement

25th June: WEX Workshop at school

26th to 29th June: Attend Work Place 

(School monitoring via visits & phone calls)

10th August: WEX Celebration

RESOURCES
PPT, video, Documents, Websites, Databases on edStudio (The Learning Place)

COORDINATOR
Mrs Ruby Peinke 
(07) 3350 0368;  H07 or H06;   rpein2@eq.edu.au

PLEASE NOTE: All work agreements MUST be processed through the school.

 
9th March

WORK PREFERENCE FORM

11th May

WORK PROVIDER DETAILS FORM (Own selection)

2nd March onwards

WORK AGREEMENT FORM (for collection of signatures)

26th to 29rd  June

WORK EXPERIENCE BOOKLET (complete during placement)

10th August

WORK EXPERIENCE CELEBRATION AND RECOGNITION