The Department supports student participation in school community work and recognises its benefits for both individuals and communities. School community work enhances learning and career development, and enables students to:

  • develop employability skills
  • explore possible career options
  • connect to and better understand their community
  • increase self-understanding, maturity, independence and self-confidence

This Guidance and accompanying forms and resources have been developed to help Victorian government schools with organising school community work placements and with protecting the health, safety and welfare of volunteer student workers. We encourage Victorian government schools to refer to these resources when arranging school community work for their students.

Guidance chapter providing an overview of student participation in school community work

Reviewed 27 May 2020

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