What is the host’s role in workplacement?
The employer’s role is to identify potential workplace opportunities prior to the commencement of the students.
Ensure that employees understand the purpose of the workplace learning activity.
Provide students and their co-ordinator with details of arrangements for the first day.
Appoint an appropriate supervisor for the student.
Provide a safe working environment.
Negotiate a structured learning situation for the student.
Negotiate the outcomes to be addressed and the competencies that can be covered.
Plan a training program that addresses the outcomes and suggest the approximate time required.
Monitor the progress of the student.
Complete the employers’ section of the student’s workplacement booklet.
Communicate with the supervising teacher as necessary during the workplacement period.
Notify South West Connect if the students do not turn up when they are supposed to.