Work Experience

Work Experience is a program where Year 10 students experience the world of work, often for the first time. It is the short-term placement with employers, to provide insights into the industry and the workplace in which a student is working. Students will primarily observe and learn, and undertake manageable tasks; they will not undertake activities which require extensive training or expertise.

Work experience forms an integral part of the career development process. It can provide students with: 

The Work Experience Arrangement

Each Work Experience placement requires the completion of a Work Experience Arrangement Form. This form is a legal document and must be completed and signed by all parties involved - the student, the parent, the employer and the school.

The student will be insured for Work Cover and Public Liability by the Department of Education and should be paid a minimum of $5.00 a day by the employer (Federal Government Institutions and non-profit organisations are exempt from making payments).

Features of the Glen Waverley Secondary College Year 10 Work Experience Program

Students in Year 11 and 12 who wish to do work experience, will normally be required to do work experience in the school holidays.