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Work Placement Program

The Work Placement Program is funded by the NSW Department of Education and is a mandatory component for those students completing a Vocational Education and Training (VET) course as part of their Higher School Certificate (HSC). This work placement allows students studying particular industry-based courses to practise and develop their industry competencies and their employability skills in a vibrant real work context.

2realise is contracted by the NSW Department of Education and Communities to coordinate this program in the Hills Region. We place around 1500 students every year with around 400 quality employers in over 10 frameworks.

We are always looking for employers in a range of industries who would like to participate in this program by hosting a student for a week. If you would like to host a student in your work place please contact a Work Placement Team Member on (02) 9639 7999

In September this year, 2realise placed two students studying Entertainment as a VET course at Australia’s most iconic fashion event, the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival at Sydney’s Town Hall. Click here to read their story

Pathways Registration Portal For Students, Teachers and TAFE Teachers

You can access the 2realise Pathways Registration portal by clicking on the links below:

Student Portal Teachers Portal



The Workplace Learning Guide for Employers (NSW Government Edition)

Additional information for employers

The Workplace Learning Guide for Parents and Carers (NSW Government Edition)

Additional information for parents and carers

The Workplace Learning Guide for Employers (Catholic Schools Edition)

Host Employers – 10 years and over!

Thank you to all our wonderful Host Employers who have reached or exceeded their 10 year milestone with the program, and we look forward to continue to work with them in the coming years

Woodlands Nursing Home
Amory Catering
North Rocks Computer Technology
Andrew Lacey Construction
Cafe Sydney
Castle Hill Holden
Castle Hill RSL
Castle Hill Tavern
Dural Country Club
Hogsbreath Cafe
Hornsby RSL
Novotel Hotel
Merit Homes
Mannell Motors
Lots of Watts
Lutanda Manor
Oatlands House
The Epping Club
Travel by Design
Turrell Building Services
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begin 2realise Awards acknowledge the students who have represented themselves, their school and the framework in a professional manner throughout their work placement.

Twice a year, 2realise invites Host Employers to nominate the students who have excelled during their placement. The students are rated on attitude, professional etiquette, proactive can-do approach, team interaction with other staff, presentation, manners and communication. The awards are presented to the students in front of their parents, school representative, host employers, key staff from the Department of Education and other stakeholders. It is a great opportunity to congratulate those students with outstanding qualities, or simply went above and beyond what was expected during their work placement.

Click here to read about our most recent begin 2realise Awards held on Wednesday 14th October, 2015.

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