Work Placement in NSW

Work placement is a planned opportunity in a quality host workplace that enables senior school students studying particular industry-based courses to practise and develop their industry competencies and their employability skills in a vibrant real work context.

Work placement is a mandatory component of industry-based vocational education and training (VET) courses that students can choose as part of their studies for the NSW Higher School Certificate.

Work Placement is coordinated across NSW by a network of Work Placement Service Providers. Work Placement Service Providers are non-government, not for profit organisations contracted to support and coordinate mandatory work placements for students undertaking HSC ICF VET courses within a specified service region.

Work Placement Service Providers work with local schools with secondary enrolments, TAFE NSW colleges and campuses, and employers to coordinate HSC ICF VET work placements for all eligible students within the service region.

Program Guidelines for Work Placement Coordination

NSW Work Placement Service Providers (WPSPs)

WPSP regions

Work Place Learning Guides and Forms

The Work Placement Coordination Program is funded by the NSW Department of Education, Catholic Schools NSW and the Association of Independent Schools of NSW.

Key Contact
Brendan Gembitsky
Manager, Workplacement Coordination
(02) 7814 2599

Login to Program Reporting

Work Placement Service Providers (WPSPs) are given secure online access to reporting tools for the management of work placements & to stay informed about current developments.
Please use the login button below to access your allocated online resources.

WPSP login

Sydney Access Program

Sydney Access Program

Sydney Access provides opportunities for high achieving and motivated students enrolled in school or TAFE delivered HSC Industry Curriculum Framework courses.

Students must demonstrate initiative to be considered for their choice of placement from those available on the Sydney Access website. Their application also needs to be supported by their teacher.

Find out more about Sydney Access