Chatham High School

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A - General Information

Year 10 students have the opportunity to participate in one or two separate weeks of work experience during this year.

This is a great opportunity for students to find out more about careers of interest to them and to give them valuable experience and credentials.

The following points should be noted:

  • Work experience is not compulsory but highly recommended
  • Students can do work experience anytime between now and the end of Term 2 and after the School Certificate or during the Snowy Trip. You must also avoid exams.
  • Students work a normal working week for their place of employment
  • Students see Mr. Locker for documentation required
  • All documentation must be correctly and fully completed and handed in to Mr. Locker at least one full week prior to the placement
  • Students are encouraged to find a local placement, however out of district placements are possible for students who want to do something not available locally. You need to discuss this with me.
  • Students on discipline levels are not eligible to do work experience
  • Students are expected to behave in an appropriate manner whilst representing the school on work experience.
  • Students are expected to catch up on ALL school work missed during work experience week.
  • All general information has been given to your son/daughter so they can start organizing work experience. If you have any questions, please phone me at school.
  • Students need to complete a general OHS task before they will be eligible for work experience (see p.2 for information).
  • Students should not expect to get paid to work experience as the employers are doing students a favour.
  • Always let the employer and the school know if there is some ‘last minute' problem concerning attendance e.g. sickness.

Occupational Health & Safety

This package is especially designed for Year 10, 11 and 12 students undertaking work experience and work placement. It is designed to help students improve their knowledge of OH & S before entering a workplace.

You Need: Computer with internet access. You can complete this:
  • at home
  • in library during recess/lunch
  • in Careers Reference Centre before school/recess/lunch/by appointment (no print charge)
  • possibly with class teacher – TAS subjects? Or any other class that covers OH & S as a topic. Talk to your individual teachers and ask if it fits in with their curriculum and they might be willing to use it as a class activity.
Step 1 Enter the schools careers site

Step 2 At the bottom of the left hand menu select "Work Experience"

Step 3 Choose B – OH&S Test

Step 4 Read through the "General Module" section as preparation for test

Step 5 Select (Tests) – 1/3 way down the left hand side of page – complete test (note: select General under Industry Component)

Step 6 Print your Certificate

Give to Careers Adviser a copy of your Certificate (this is part of the paperwork required before going out into the workplace).