Sacred Heart College provides students with the opportunity to take part in a week of work experience during the school holiday periods.
Work experience is not compulsory at Sacred Heart College, but the opportunity to participate prepares students for life, learning and careers beyond the College.
2018 Work Experience Dates
|Work Experience Weeks||Paperwork deadline|
|2-6 July (Year 10 and 11s only)||4 June|
|9-13 July||4 June|
|8-12 October||3 September|
|3-7 December||5 November|
Organising a work experience placement
In order to initiate a work experience placement students must visit the Career Development Office and speak to Careers and Pathways Coordinator, Prue Wilkosz or Annemarie Honner in person.
Students will then receive a pack of information that takes them through the multi-step process.
The work experience agreement form must be signed by the student, work place provider, parent/guardian (all arranged by the student) and finally the principal/delegate (arranged by the school). The work experience agreement form then becomes a legal contract which sets the school insurance cover in place and must be retained by the school. The school must also conduct an appropriate risk assessment and will provide a contact person who will be in contact with each student and work place during the student's work experience placement.
Students seeking placement within a Catholic location, including Catholic Schools, are required to undergo a Catholic Archdiocese of Adelaide police clearance which can take 4 6 weeks.
It is a legal requirement that prior to commencing work experience students are inducted in the following areas: Work Health & Safety Act 2012, Equal Opportunity and the Children's Protection Act 1993. Adequate time (approximately 5 hours) needs to be allocated to cover these topics effectively and students need to be able to demonstrate their understanding before going out to a work place.
Please note work or job trials are not sanctioned by the SA Work Experience Guidelines.
Students undertaking a VET program will need to liaise with the VET Office to arrange their work placement.