Mandatory Work Placement – Program Info


The Victorian Government through the Department of Education and Training (DET) have provided funding to the Apprenticeship Employment Network (AEN) to support min. 1000 VET students effected by COVID-19 to complete their mandatory work placement requirements as part of successfully completing their qualification

The AEN will be required to generate work placement opportunities, drive ‘traffic’ to the DHHS Placeright platform and work with industry and employers, including with the Victorian Skills Commissioner. AEN would also be required to work closely with TAFEs, Learn Local RTOs and other RTOs and monitor and manage the students undertaking COVID-19 affected mandatory work placements AEN and member GTOs will work with Victorian TAFE providers and host employers to facilitate VET student work placements

List of Priority VET Qualifications

Priority for Placements * Course
1 Diploma of Nursing
2 Diploma of Community Services
3 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care ^
4 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care ^
5 Certificate III in Individual Support
6 Certificate IV in Disability
7 Certificate IV in Mental Health ^
8 Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work
9 Certificate III in Pathology Collection
10 Certificate III in Education Support ^
11 Certificate IV in Community Services ^
12 Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance
13 Certificate IV in Education Support ^
14 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance
15 Certificate III in Health Services Assistance
16 Diploma of Paramedical Science
17 Certificate IV in Health Care
18 Certificate III in Dental Assisting
19 Certificate IV in Ageing Support ^
20 Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention
21 Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing
22 Certificate IV in Leisure and Health
23 Diploma of Financial Counselling
24 Diploma of Remedial Massage

* Priority has been determined following consultation with TAFEs. Qualifications identified as having priority needs have been placed higher on the list. AEN to consult with TAFEs and Learn Local RTOs to determine numbers of placements required.

^ Students will need a working with children check, and/or police check

To confirm qualification requirements and mandatory work placements hours please refer to the RTO/TAFE or

GTO Eligibility Criteria

This program has a minimum of 1000 work placements with host employers that work with the above VET students/ qualifications.  

AEN are managing this program. With each successful work placement AEN will pay the GTO $700 incl. GST

AEN will also pay an administration setup fee, this fee will be based on the total number of caseload work placements each GTO agrees to facilitate.