South west Connect

Workplacement

This program provides opportunities for students studying a Vocational Education and Training (VET) course, either at school or TAFE, as part of their Higher School Certificate.

South west Connect

Youth Collective Impact

Our initiatives motivate and empower young people to lift their aspirations to become active and valuable contributors in their community.

Workplacement

This program provides opportunities for students studying a Vocational Education and Training (VET) course, either at school or TAFE, as part of their Higher School Certificate.

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    Parents

    Parents

    If your son or daughter studies a Vocational Education and Training (VET) course for their Higher School Certificate (HSC), they MUST complete 70 hours of Workplacement over 2 years. This will be organised for your child by South West Connect through discussions with their school.

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    Teachers & Vet Coordinators

    Teachers & Vet Coordinators

    South West Connect works in partnership with the teachers in the Fairfield, Liverpool and Merrylands schools and TAFEs in order to provide quality workplacement opportunities for Vocational Education and Training (VET) students.

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    Students

    Students

    Work Placement is the compulsory component of your Vocational Education and Training (VET) course that requires you to participate in an actual work environment. You will complete duties that reflect the elements of your chosen course and are aimed at your skill level.

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    Employers

    Employers

    South West Connect offers a service working with business and industry to give local business a link with potential future employees and an opportunity to connect with their community. Year 11 and 12 students who are studying vocational courses are placed with businesses for 35 hours of workplacement.

YOUTH COLLECTIVE IMPACT

SWC works with150 primary and high schools (Government, Catholic and Independent) in South Western Sydney to empower young people and their families to create a better future.

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    Community Outcomes

    Community Outcomes

    • Improve education, social and employment outcomes for young people
    • Break the cycle for young people who have experienced disadvantage
    • Promote a connected community through initiatives that encourages volunteering and inclusion
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    Improve  Wellbeing

    Improve  Wellbeing

    • Teach SEL skills for success to assist young people to better cope with stressful or challenging situations
    • Promote resilience and empathy through positive mental Health and wellbeing initiatives
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    Lift Aspirations

    Lift Aspirations

    • Encourage young people to lift their aspirations and achieve their goals
    • Improve leadership skills, self-esteem, self-awareness and self-belief to create a better future
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    Life & Career  Transitions

    Life & Career  Transitions

    • Assist in the transition from primary school to high school then onto tertiary studies or employment
    • Increase student engagement and pathway options
    • Develop employability skills that are relevant and beneficial in school and beyond

youth collective impact bookings

The Youth Collective Impact Team create and deliver a variety of programs, workshops and seminars ranging from targeted groups of 10 participants through to large scale events for up to 1,500 people. Registration and booking forms for these events will be available in this section leading up to an event.

Youth Programs & INITIATIVES

South West Connect is committed to empowering young people in South West Sydney to be resilient and resourceful individuals.

  • Big Dreams Bigger Futures

    SWC’s ‘Big Dreams, Bigger Futures’ project supports children to realise their aspirations and achieve their full potential. The project...

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  • STUDENT POP UP CAFÉ

    The “Student Pop Up Café” initiative provides an opportunity for an entire class of VET Hospitality (Food & Beverage) students to run a...

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  • Second STEP

    The Second Step program is an evidence based program approved by the Australian Government, designed to teach children how to understand and...

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  • Youth Mental Health Summit (Healthy Minds, Healthy Community)

    The partnership is an early intervention, proactive and preventative strategy to address the emergence and prevalence of Mental Health issues...

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  • FUSION (Fun Unite Smile Ignite Older New) An Aged and Youth Partnership

    FUSION – Bridging the cultural and generational gap and promoting careers and volunteering in aged care and healthcare. The project...

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  • Aspirational ‘Behind the Scenes’ and ‘Future Links’ Tours

    Students visit local businesses and discover the many career options available to them across different sectors including health, hospitality,...

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  • Class Chefs

    This partnership offers senior students an opportunity to participate in a real life restaurant setting by preparing and cooking food whilst...

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  • Seek a Skill Interactive Careers Expo

    SWC and its partners developed the Seek a Skill Interactive Careers Expo, as a means of addressing the skills and jobs shortages across Western...

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  • Dare to Dream

    “Dare to Dream” helps primary school (including CALD and refugee) students at risk of generational unemployment and welfare dependency with...

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  • Mini Career Pals (Literacy and Career Aspirations program)

    The program involves a class of Year 5/6 students from different schools exchanging letters throughout the school year with adult volunteers...

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  • Yamaha Student Grand Prix

    The Yamaha Student Grand Prix Partnership created in partnership with SWC due to the skills shortage of experienced technicians in the marine...

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  • FRIENDS for Life

    FRIENDS for Life – FfL is an Evidence Based Program (EBP) that develops numerous social and personal skills, as well as building positive...

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