School to Work Program

The Work to School (S2W) Program is on-the-job training that allows school students to develop their work skills and understand employer expectations. S2W is available to Victorian school students undertaking a Vocational Education and Training (VET) program as part of their VCE or VM studies, including School-based Apprenticeships and Traineeships (SBATs).

While students are on work placement, they are undergoing vocational education and training with a registered training provider which enables them to gain qualifications and specific skills to help them in the workplace.

The Structured Workplace Learning (SWL) Portal has been established in conjunction with the Department of Education and Training.  This website provides school teachers and students with an easy-to-navigate, single information and referral point for a diverse range of high-quality SWL placement opportunities. The website is searchable by industry and location. 

See the video clip produced by Goulburn Murray LLEN for an explanation of Structured Workplace Learning and how to access the SWL Online Portal to find SWL placements.

Find out more on the Victorian DET Website 


The SWL program has developed resources to assist with workplace learning.

Employers Guide CoverThe Wimmera Southern Mallee LLEN has published an Employer Guide which is provided free of charge to employers hosting a workplace student.
For your FREE copy of the employer guide please contact the Structured Workplace Learning Coordinator at Wimmera Southern Mallee LLEN.
Download the Employers Guide here.

swp log book

The SWL program has developed log books for students in a Structured Workplace Learning setting to keep a record of activities conducted during the work placement.
Log Books will be supplied free of charge at the commencement of the school year to schools in the Wimmera Southern Mallee region. Log books are available to schools beyond the Wimmera Southern Mallee LLEN region for a small cost. Please contact the SWL Coordinator to order copies for your school.

The Structured Workplace Learning (SWL) Coordinator can assist schools with information and support to find work placements for students.

Current vacancies: The School Jobs Board 17-09-21 n

Students can search for Structured Workplace Learning placements on the SWL statewide portal:

Search for placements in the Wimmera Southern Malle region here 

Search for placements statewide here

Download the brochure SWL and VET, How They Work Together

Contact us to find out more about Structured Workplace Learning:
Structured Workplace Learning (SWL) Coordinator
Wimmera Southern Mallee LLEN
Phone 03 538 10122