Work Experience & Work Placement

Sandringham College requires businesses to place students in for Year 10 Work Experience and for our VCAL Work Placement program.

Year 10 Work Experience

Every year all Year 10 students are required to do WORK EXPERIENCE during school time in the last week of Term 2.

Students have time during class to discuss this in detail and to organise paperwork and placement options.  Students are encouraged to visit the Careers Room to seek assistance organising their work placement.

We are always in need of businesses to place students in. If you can assist with the placement of a work experience student in your business or place of employment please contact Margaret Forbes on 9599 5600.

Year 11 & 12 VCAL Work Experience placement

As part of the Victorian Certificate of Applied learning (VCAL) program students are required to obtain 100 hours per year of meaningful work placement or part- time work. Below is a list of some of the industries our students are looking at:-

  • Agricultural & Horticulture (Florists, nurseries)
  • Personal & Sports/Recreational Training (sports stores etc)
  • Educational (kindergartens, primary schools)
  • Carpentry, building & construction, gardening, landscape work
  • All types of Business (Office, insurance, reception work)
  • Music, performing arts
  • Catering and Hospitality
  • Communication & Design

The VCAL students are not at school on a Friday to allow them to work part-time, the students know they need to be flexible with their work hours and many are willing to work on weekends. Please note that work cover and public liability is covered by the Department of Education and Training. The only expense to the employer is the $5.00 per day minimum rate of payment.

If you think you have such an opportunity or know of someone that may be able to assist our students, or would like further information, please contact Margaret Forbes on 0413 582 884 or email