Wongutha CAPS Workplace Learning Policy 2010
Workplace Learning is a program that provides students with the opportunity to develop work skills while continuing with their senior secondary education. It is a valuable aspect of the transition from school to post school opportunities. Students at Wongutha are given the opportunity to participate in Workplace Learning one day per week after completing a semester's program in Work Readiness.
The major goals of the program include:
The Workplace Learning Course offered at Wongutha is WL2 - Workplace Learning: Employability Skills, and is an endorsed Curriculum Council course for senior secondary students. The course largely takes place on-the-job in an allocated industry workplace.
The basic requirements for completing the Workplace Learning course are that students must complete 55 hours minimum in the workplace per unit - that is, 110 hours minimum by the end of the year - and complete a set of 20 employability skills (at least one from each of the 9 areas).
Once students have completed the minimum number of workplace hours and skills, the students will be recorded as having achieved or not achieved the Endorsed Program. The Endorsed Program can assist students with the course completion requirements of the WACE.
Students are required to attend the allocated workplace and work as directed by the workplace supervisor. Most students complete two placements during the one year. Students are expected to make a complete commitment to learning in the workplace.
Students need to manage their own learning, develop skills, ask questions to obtain feedback about work performance and adapt to the workplace environment to undertake allocated tasks.
Recognition of Prior Learning
While at Wongutha CAPS Students will participate in different Vocational and Educational Training areas. Wongutha will take into account the prior learning that students have already achieved in those areas.
How the RPL process works
The student will need to complete a self assessment process aligned to the relevant competencies being sought for recognition.
The student will be required to gather and collate evidence from difference sources that meets the performance criteria set out for each learning outcome. This evidence can be used in more than one instance and should be collected into a portfolio of evidence.
Your portfolio should clearly reference your evidence to the key competencies
At the beginning of each Unit of Competency a list will outline all of the key competencies of evidence that is required in order to meet the level of competence for that unit. If you do not meet these requirements then you will need to complete the tasks set by the assessor and submit them as further evidence in your portfolio.
Evidence is necessary in order for the assessor to make a valid judgement on the competency of the individual. In some instances further information may be required by the assessor, which might include additional interviews and tasks that the individual will need to complete.
The RPL process must be completed within the mutually agreed time frame set at the time of the initial interview. If you are unable to meet the agreed time frame for any reason you must contact your assessor to arrange an extension of time.
Wongutha CAPS offers Aboriginal School Based Traineeships to Students who have:
The traineeships will include 624 hours of paid work with an Employer and studying in the subjects they choose.
Students will graduate with a certificate II in the traineeship Program of their choice.
Wongutha CAPS will provide strong mentoring and support and help them in the traineeship and to get their driver’s license as well.