Principles of Quality SWL

Quality structured workplace learning is integrated into a program that operates within:

  • A framework which provides the opportunity for all students to access it (though not all students may choose to do so)
  • The context of vocational courses which are recognized by industry, are responsive to industry needs, and form part of a student’s exit credentials

Quality workplace learning is structured, in that it:

  • Has a clearly articulated and documented purpose
  • Has clearly identified and documented learning outcomes for students within accredited programs which are linked to post-school qualifications
  • Is of sufficient duration and depth to enable students to acquire a reasonable understanding of the enterprise/industry to be able to demonstrate competence according to industry standards of at least Level l of the AQF
  • Matches students’ skills and interests with the structured training
  • Thoroughly prepares students, teachers and employers beforehand so that expectations and outcomes of the structured workplace learning are clearly understood by all parties.

Quality structured workplace learning is monitored, in that:

  • The learning is coordinated by personnel with appropriate expertise and adequate resources
  • Support is available to students and employers throughout the course of the structured workplace learning