Funded by the Department of Education, the IELLEN offers an array of school-industry services.
One of these is the Structured Workplace Learning (SWL) Service, which provides quality work placements for students studying a VET course. This Service actually runs state-wide across Victoria; the IELLEN facilitates the Service across Boroondara, Port Phillip and Stonnington.
What is structured workplace learning?
Structured workplace learning is on-the-job training providing students with the opportunity to put into practice the skills and knowledge they have gained through attendance of their VET course.
Through work placements, students gain real life work experience in an industry of their choice. Opportunities are loaded on to the SWL portal for students and schools to search, the IELLEN then facilitates the arrangement of these placements.
What is the SWL portal?
The SWL Portal is a public website available to students and schools across Victoria, allowing them to search appropriate placements. The portal is regularly updated with new opportunities across a range of industries and vocations.
So far, the SWL portal has assisted with the arrangements of over 5500 placements.