About School to Work

The Geelong Region LLEN is contracted by the Victorian Governments Department of Education to deliver the School to Work program to secondary students attending government and non-government schools in Greater Geelong, Golden Plains and Surf Coast areas. As a School to Work provider we engage industries and schools to build connections that increase work-based learning opportunities that meet the needs of local students and local industry.

Structural Workplace Learning

School to Work Placements are designed for students (Year 11 and 12) pursuing the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE), VCE Vocational Major or a Victorian Pathways Certificate. The Structured Workplace Learning program allows for practical on-the-job experience through the integration of nationally recognised vocational education and training while the student is still at school.

Work Experience

School to Work Experience is the short term placement of students in Year 9 and 10 with employers to provide insights into the industry and workplace. 

2024 Placements

Find out more about our 2024 placements and download the registeration form below.

City of Greater Geelong Placements

Learn more about the City of Greater Geelong’s Structured Workplace Learning and Work Experience placement dates here

Learn more about the details of City of Greater Geelong’s Work Placement here

To apply, include the completed expression of interest form in your enquiry below.

Victoria Police - 5th March

Explore multiple roles and career pathways within Victoria Police through Structured Workplace Learning at Geelong and Torquay Police Stations.

Learn more about the work placment here

To apply, include the completed expression of interest form in your enquiry below.

How it Works

Find a Placement

Explore the Statewide Portal or seek guidance from our School to Work team to help you find an appropriate placement.

Fill out the Forms

Once you have found a placement, fill out the relevant information in the expression of interest form.

Apply for your Placement

Send your completed expression of interest form and details to our School to Work team below.

Placement Approval

Our School to Work team will contact you to help you organise and get your work experience placement approved.

School to Work Portal

The Department of Education’s Statewide School to Work Portal provides students and teachers with a single, easy to navigate place to explore work-based learning opportunities offered by a diverse range of employers.

You can search for opportunities by location, industry or VET certificate. Whether you’re a student or teacher seeking work experience or structured workplace learning, the School to Work Statewide Portal provides easy access to information and referrals.

Apply for a Placement / Experience

To apply for a placement or experience, fill out an expression of interest form with all the relvant details. Our School to Work team will then be in contact with you to guide you through the steps to get your placement or experience approved.

School to Work Placement Application

Are you a Local Business?

We are always looking for suitable local industry employers to host School to Work Experiences for secondary school students. If you’re a local business who is interested in hosting a young person and sharing your industry, contact our School to Work team below.

Need Help?

To get assistance oragnising a School to Work placement or to find out more, get in touch with our School to Work team:


And for all other enquiries, get in touch with us below.