Bellbird Park State Secondary College offers a range of Vocational Education and Training opportunities for students in Year 10 as a Registered Training Organisation (RTO # 45532) and through our signature 'Work Placements Program'. Opportunities include school-based apprenticeships and traineeships, work experience/structured work placement, stand-alone vocational education programs at school and TAFE programs.
The aim of the Work Placements Program is to assist our students in their transition from school to work by:
- Helping students make informed career decisions by assessing their aptitudes and interests, and exploring potential careers.
- Preparing students for the demands and expectations of the working world.
The more opportunities our students have to gain positive experiences in the workplace, the more likely they are to be successful in transitioning to employment from school.
School-based apprenticeships (SBA) and traineeships (SBT)
School-based apprenticeships and traineeships provide students with the opportunity to commence their chosen apprenticeship or traineeship prior to leaving school. Students can commence their career path by combining school, paid work and on-the-job training. A SBA or SBT is negotiated between the student, parent/carer, employer, supervising registered training organisation (SRTO) and school to ensure it provides a genuine school-based learning opportunity and forms an appropriate component of an overall school program. On completion of the apprenticeship or traineeship, students are eligible to receive a nationally recognised qualification. Any competencies that are completed prior to leaving at the end of Year 12 can contribute to the Queensland Certificate of Education.
For more information about school based traineeships or apprenticeships please contact the Senior Schooling Department or access the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training who ensure that training and employment opportunities are aligned with Queensland's employment, skilling and economic priorities . This information can be accessed at:
Structured work placement/work experience
Structured Work Placement is unpaid work that provides students with the opportunity to experience the workplace in an area that they feel they may be interested in pursuing in the future. The experience allows students to explore career paths, gain knowledge, skills and values relevant to the workplace, increase their confidence and make contacts that could lead to future jobs. Students may go out on Structured Work Placement one day per week or for a week at a time. These programs are managed by the Senior Schooling Department and all enquiries should be directed to the office.
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