Work Experience is the short term placement of secondary school students with employers, to provide insights into the industry and the workplace in which they are located. Students are placed with employers primarily to observe and learn – not to undertake activities which require extensive training or experience.. Department of Education
To access the Peel High School Work Experience documents (including the booklet) - please CLICK HERE
In Year 10, our students have the opportunity to do one block of work experience each term. Some choose to do one block, and others may choose to experience several careers throughout the year. There are a diverse range of work opportunities in Tamworth, and many employers host students either during Year 10 or in senior school for Work Placement in vocational subjects.
This year there have been Peel students working in a range of different industries. They include kitchen design, restaurants, hairdressing, beauty therapy, early childhood, veterinary surgeries, Dental surgeries, retail stores, opportunity shops, mechanical and motorbike workshops, agricultural stores and commercial fit out groups. Other willing hosts have been the National Rugby League promotions Office, Tamworth Marsupial Park, the Opportunity Hub, Gomeroi Gaaynggal Womens Health UoN Campus, the Tamworth Art Gallery, our local primary schools and the Tamworth Rural Referral Hospital.
Occasionally, our students will travel out of town to complete their Work Experience. This year we have had students travel to Sydney to Taronga Zoo and another Year 10 student travelling to Richmond RAAF base for Fire Fighting.
Doing Work Experience also helps students choose if they would like to do a TAFE or Vocational training course in Year 11 and 12. These courses provides training in certain fields, so that when leaving school after Year 12, some students will also have a Certificate II or III qualification.
Here are some links to Work Experience Programs outside the Tamworth area;
Taronga Zoo (Sydney) - https://taronga.org.au/education/education-sydney/school-work-experience-taronga-zoo
Taronga Zoo (Dubbo) - https://taronga.org.au/education/dubbo/school-work-experience
Department of Defence - http://www.defence.gov.au/WorkExperience/
Australian Interactive Entertainment - http://www.aie.edu.au/StudentInformation/workexp