School to Work
School to Work

Structured Workplace Learning (SWL) placements allow students to integrate on-the-job experience with secondary study. It is delivered as part of a student’s secondary schooling certificates and subjects, such as Vocational Education and Training (VET), the VCE Vocational Major, VCE Industry and Enterprise or the Victorian Pathways Certificate.

For Schools

The Structured Workplace Learning (SWL) website provides school teachers and students with an easy-to-navigate, single information and referral point for a diverse range of SWL placement opportunities. The website is searchable by industry and location.


View INLLEN SWL Opportunities


Has your student flagged an Opportunity that requests you to contact us?

Simply fill out the form below with your student’s details, and we'll promptly assess the employer's availability. In case they're unavailable, INLLEN will recommend alternative options tailored to their application details. Please do not contact the employer or consume the Opportunity until you hear from us.


Student SWL Application Form

For Employers

Thinking of hosting a workplace student?

Support local young people with a potential future in your industry and build your organisation’s reputation as a desirable workplace.

By becoming a host employer for workplace learning experiences can help you to:

  • promote your industry, its career paths and future directions
  • strengthen your links with the community, and raise your business profile
  • increase the supervisory, training and mentoring skills of your staff
  • participate in the education, career development and training of young people in your community

SWL Employers Information and Documentation

For further Information, Documentation and Frequently Asked Questions on hosting a student in your workplace, view links below.

  1. SWL Employers Information Flyer
  2. Childsafe Standards
  3. SWL Arrangements
  4. Employers FAQ's
SWL Employer Documentation

Support the career aspirations of local young people.


SWL Stories

SWL placements are incredibly valuable for students to realise their career pathways and turn them into a reality. Listen to some inspiring stories from young people who participated in a work placement with a local host employer - engage and inspire your students to discover the benefits of undertaking placement opportunities.

Cloe’s Transformative Journey


The Impact of multi-faceted Vocational Mentoring and Student Work Placement Programs on Career Aspirations

In 2023, Cloe, a Year 11 VCE VM student at Glenroy College, embarked on a journey of career exploration with a choice between Hair and Beauty or Animal Studies. The story unfolds as Cloe, initially uncertain about her future, engages with her vocational mentor, Harriet, participates in an industry tour and the Structured Workplace Learning (SWL) program, and in doing so discovers a previously unexplored interest in plumbing.

Read more

Harrison’s Inclusive Success


Nurturing Talent through Student Work Placements for Neurodivergent Young People

Harrison, a Year 12 autistic student at The Pavilion School, embarked on a transformative journey during his work placement at a local IT shop. His experience not only inspires the employer but also encourages other students to participate in SWL work placements.

Read more

ONset Arts (Construction)

Listen to a SWL Host employer and Work placement student discuss the benefits of undertaking a Structured Workplace Learning placement.

Contact Us

For all enquiries about Structured Workplace Learning (SWL), contact

For all School and Student information, please contact

Donna O’Donoghue

Project Officer


M: 0422 749 896 


For Employer information on becoming a SWL host please contact

Yu-Wen Chien

INLLEN Manager Industry Partnerships


M: 0401 858 392