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Work Placement

Education Programs - VET

Work Placement is a mandatory HSC component of all Higher School Certificate (HSC) Industry Curriculum Framework courses and many Stage 6 VET Board Endorsed Courses. VET courses are now available not only to students in Years 11 and 12 but to students in Years 9 and 10 as VET in Stage 5. Each placement provides on-the-job training and a practical understanding of each course.

Students must complete at least 70 hours of unpaid work placement for each 240 hours of study from a VET Industry Curriculum Framework.

Students who do not complete their work placement are at risk of being issued with an ‘N’ determination as outlined in the Board of Studies 'Assessment, Certification and Examinations (ACE) Manual'. 


Insurance cover for Work Placement
Work Placement/Work Experience Insurance for 2017 

Two separate policies provide work experience/placement cover for students, schools and employers involved in Work Experience and Work Placement activities.

1. CCI Student Work Experience Personal Accident Policy or Schoolcare Policy
(Each Diocesan Catholic Schools Authority and Congregational school purchases these policies or equivalent)

2. QBE (Australia) Insurance Work Experience/Work Placement Public Liability Insurance Policy
(CEC NSW purchases this policy)

The QBE Certificate of Currency for employer liability cover applies until 31 January 2018.

The Catholic Schools Work Experience/Placement Insurance Summary lists the terms and conditions of insurance cover including activities which are excluded or that require special approval during work placement.

Special approval is required for placements involving animal handling. Details are included in Work Placement/Experience Involving Animal Handling (Memo Ref: 08/14)

This summary provides only a general overview of available insurance cover; it does not represent legal advice. For precise advice, please consult the relevant CCI or QBE Insurance Policy Documents or contact Gerard Delany, State Coordinator - Vocational Education.

Documentation
Employers Guide to Workplace Learning All NSW Diocese 

Contacts

Diocese Vocational Education Contact
ARMIDALE
Catholic Schools Office
PO Box 636
Armidale NSW 2350

NORMA HIGGINS
nhiggins@arm.catholic.edu.au
BATHURST
Catholic Education Office
PO Box 308
Bathurst NSW 2795

STEPHEN MITCHELL
s.mitchell@bth.catholic.edu.au
BROKEN BAY
Catholic Schools Office
PO Box 967
Pennant Hills NSW 1715

PHIL COX
phil.cox@dbb.catholic.edu.au
CANBERRA/GOULBURN
Catholic Education Office
PO Box 3317
Manuka ACT 2603

MARK PINCOTT
mark.pincott@cg.catholic.edu.au
LISMORE
Catholic Education Office
PO Box 158
Lismore NSW 2480

SUE WATTS
swatts@lism.catholic.edu.au
MAITLAND/NEWCASTLE
Catholic Schools Office
PO Box 714
Newcastle NSW 2300

LYNDELLE NEVILLE
lyndelle.neville@mn.catholic.edu.au
PARRAMATTA
Catholic Education Office
Locked Bag 4
North Parramatta NSW 1750

KAREN RUPPERT
kruppert@parra.catholic.edu.au
SYDNEY
Sydney Catholic Schools
VET Office 
PO Box 644
Burwood NSW 1805
CHRISTINE SHAKYA 
(Head Vocational Education)
christine.shakya@syd.catholic.edu.au

MARY-CLARE TURNBULL 
(RTO Manager)
WAGGA WAGGA
Catholic Schools Office
PO Box 1012
Wagga Wagga NSW 2650
NATHAN COOPER

SHEREE McCORMACK
mccormacks2@ww.catholic.edu.au
WOLLONGONG
Catholic Education Office
LMB 8802
Wollongong NSW 2500

JO FLANAGAN

flanaganj01@dow.catholic.edu.au
 



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