Student FAQs


How do I apply?

Please contact your school Careers Department.

When are applications due?

Interviews are conducted in September and we would like applications submitted before the interview takes place.

Will there be an interview?

An interview will be conducted at your school as arranged by your schools Career Department.

What courses are available?

Please review the courses available here , or contact your School Careers Department.

What is Vocational Education and Training (VET)?

Vocational Education and Training (VET) provides workplace skills, technical knowledge, and qualifications for rewarding jobs and careers.

Where do I go for Vocational Education and Training (VET)?

Your VET training will be conducted at premises of your VET organisation.

I heard there is an Induction to the CareerLink program. Where/ when will it be held?

A comprehensive Induction Day will be conducted prior to course commencement. It is planned that this day will include Workplace Health and Safety presentations and you will meet your trainer and course mates, please see News and Updates for further information.

Who do I talk to if I am having trouble with my Vocational Education and Training (VET)?

Firstly consult your course trainer, then if you are having ongoing issues discuss with your school VET Coordinator who will inform the CareerLink Program Coordinator.

I don’t like my course, what do I do?

Please contact your school Careers Department or VET Coordinator to discuss your concerns.

How does the course fit in with my school timetable?

Your school has programmed for you to be out of school on Tuesdays and has tried where possible to structure your school learning around this absence from school.

What are the course costs?

This needs to be discussed with your school Careers Department or VET Coordinator

How is my progress monitored?

Your VET provider will formally report on your progress once per Term, and the CareerLink Program Coordinator will regularly visit your course to get feedback from your trainer.

How do I find out what is being taught in the course?

Please refer to the course flyer found in the Training Courses page. On this page it lists the Units of Competency that make up the course.

Work experience

Do I need to arrange my own work experience placement?

CareerLink will arrange your work placement on your behalf and welcome any suggestions you or your family may have that align with your career interests.

I have received my work experience letter, what do I do now?

Please ensure you follow the directions provided in the letter.

I’m not enjoying my work experience, what do I do?

Please discuss any issues you are experiencing with your parents/guardians and contact your Career Development Coordinator for further support.

What is the dress code during my work experience?

Your host employer will inform you. As a guide – neat, appropriate, casual/business (dark trousers light shirt). Possibly a tie.
Name Tag.
For industrial placements- steel capped boot, drill shirt and trousers and possibly safety spectacles.

Will I need to attend an interview?

Yes you will need to attend an interview, please see the help guide for further guidance.

I have a medical appointment scheduled during my work experience, what do I do?

Please avoid scheduling appointments to occur during your work experience unless they are necessary. Discuss with your host employer if the need arises.

If I am unwell or can’t attend my work experience, what do I do?

Please refer to page 5 in your Logbook.

Do I need to take my Logbook to my work place every day?

Yes, and take it home each day – don’t leave it in the workplace.