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