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Workplace practices

Level: 12 Stage 2
School code: 12WPC
Year level requirements: Non compulsory
SACE code: 2WPC20
SACE credits: 20


Subject descriptor:

Workplace Practices is a full year (20 credits) subject. Students develop knowledge, skills and understanding of the nature, type and structure of the workplace. They learn the relationships between work-related issues and practices, the changing nature of work, industrial relations influences and workplace issues that may be local, national or global, or industry specific. Students can undertake learning in the workplace and reflect on and evaluate their experiences in relation to their capabilities, interests and aspirations.

Students undertaking this subject must be willing to participate in work experience or alternatively they can be employed, participating in VET (Vocational Education and Training) or vocational learning in a formal context eg an elite sports person, primary carer, volunteer for a community organisation, event manager. To meet the requirements this commitment needs to be between 50 and 60 hours across the year.

Students complete assignments the following areas of study:

Industry and Work Knowledge

  • Topic 1: Work in Australian Society
  • Topic 2: The Changing Nature of Work
  • Topic 3: Industrial Relations
  • Topic 4: Finding Employment
  • Topic 5: Negotiated Topic.

Vocational Learning and/or Vocational Education and Training (VET).


Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:

School-based Assessment (70%)
Folio 25%
Performance 25%
Reflection 20%
External Assessment (30%)
Investigation 30%

Special requirements:

Students must either be employed, studying a VET course or be willing to undertake work experience.