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Work Placements at National College Australia

Our work placements give you the skills and confidence you need to be job ready when you graduate. We don’t just tell you to get real-life experience in the industry, we introduce you to the right employers, organise your work placement and support you every step of the way.

Improve Your Job Prospects with Real-Life Experience

If you’re not currently working in the community services sector, or you’re working in a community services role that’s not related to your qualification, you’ll need to do a work placement to complete your course. This allows you to take the skills and knowledge you’ve learned online and apply them in the real world. Work Placement is a structured program; we recommend that it be completed in short blocks throughout the course but, where this isn’t possible, it can be done in one or two blocks. We’ll discuss the options with you.

How It Works

We know how daunting it can be to find a work placement and organise all the documentation required. That’s why we have dedicated work placement coordinators who’ll work with you to find an employer in your local area.

Once we arrange the work placement and confirm the details, both you and the employer will sign an agreement that outlines the conditions of your employment. All work placement students are covered under the College’s public liability insurance but you will be required to  provide your own criminal check clearances before you begin placement.


During your work placement, we’ll be in regular contact to make sure everything is going well. There are a number of ways we can evaluate your practical skills while you’re working in the industry. We may send a qualified assessor to visit you in the workplace, or ask you to upload evidence of your practical skills to our online learning platform, such as a video.

Work placements are a great opportunity to meet people in the industry and if things go well, you may even be offered a job once you graduate. 

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