IMVCs Workplace Learning Program identifies, facilitates and coordinates industry specific learning opportunities for young people via Structured Workplace Learning, Practical Placements or Work Experience.
Structured Workplace Learning
Structured Workplace Learning involves an employer accepting a student on a one day a week basis or a week block basis, enabling the student to demonstrate acquired skills and knowledge in an industry setting. During the work placement, a student will have specific tasks to undertake in order to demonstrate competence. They will be regularly monitored and may be assessed on the job.
Practical Placement involves an employer hosting a young person on a one day a week or on a week block basis, enabling the young person to demonstrate acquired skills and knowledge in an industry setting. During the practical placement, the young person will have specific tasks to undertake. Young people who undergo practical placements are completing an accredited or pre-accredited course with a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) or Learn Local Organisation.
Work experience is where a young person can experience the world of work, often for the first time. It is the short term placement of young people with employers, to provide insights into the industry, and the workplace in which they are located. Youth are placed with employers primarily to observe and learn – not to undertake activities which require extensive training or expertise.
New Initiative between the IMVC and Myer Melbourne
In 2017 the IMVC together with Myer Melbourne will be offering over 400 work experience and work placement opportunities to encourage youth engagement in the retail industry; promote career and pathway exploration; expose participants to employer expectations and the working environment; and build upon work readiness/employability skills training delivered by schools, TAFEs and alternative training providers. Placement opportunities include:
Retail positions: One week blocks – positions available for students undertaking both work experience and work placements.
Retail positions: One day a week work placement positions for VCAL students
Retail-Cosmetics: One day a week work placements positions for VCAL students
Visual Merchandising: One week blocks – positions available only for RMIT students
Work experience and work placement opportunities for Myer Melbourne are now available, click here . To source placement opportunities for Myer Melbourne please ensure you follow the three steps:
Step 1: Select the first dot point – ‘I would like to search for suitable work placements’
Step 2: Enter your personal details
Step 3: Select a Region (for Myer Melbourne select Melbourne) and a Vocation (for Myer Melbourne the options are: Retail, Visual Merchandising or Retail-Cosmetics)
For any enquiries contact [email protected]
Workplace Vacancies Portal
To access current Employer Vacancies click here.