Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs | CHC53215
Diploma of Business | BSB50120
Diploma of Community Services | CHC52015
Diploma of Counselling | CHC51015
Diploma of Information Technology (Advanced Networking) | ICT50220
Diploma of Information Technology | ICT50220
Diploma of Mental Health | CHC53315
Diploma of Youth Work | CHC50413
Gain real-life, practical industry experiences
On-the-job, practical training and coaching
Partnerships with Host Organisations Australia-Wide
We will provide Work Placement opportunities
Work placement provides an invaluable learning experience with real-life, practical workplace experiences. As a result, students don’t just apply their learned knowledge and skills but also grow in their employability and transferable skills while building relationships and networking within the industry. TrainSmart Australia has partnerships with over 300 host organisations to provide work placement opportunities for students whose courses require workplace assessments.
These examples of student work placement should be viewed as inspiration only; we cannot guarantee students’ work placement at any particular organisation.
The Gold Badge
What does it mean?
As part of your learning journey, you will receive a badge for each unit completed. You will receive the gold badge once you have completed ten course units. The gold badge indicates that you are:
Getting Started With Work Placement
Complete 10 Course Units
Receive the Gold Badge
Register and Consult with the Work Placement Team
Start your Work Placement
Finalise your Work Placement
Take Your Next Step!
Work Placement Registration
For Enrolled Students
Register your work placement readiness by emailing the work placement team, who will guide you through the process and find a suitable work placement.
Feedback Submission Form
For Enrolled Students & Host Organisations
Whether you are a student or a host organisation, providing work placement feedback is essential to graduate. Submit your feedback today.
Frequently Asked Questions
TrainSmart Australia has a dedicated team to coordinate work placements. We consistently extend our network of host organisations to give students the best industry access to grow in skill and knowledge. Once you are ready to commence your work placement, the team is there to help guide you through the process.
You can start your work placement as soon as you complete ten-course units. A gold badge will appear on your LearnSmart dashboard to indicate when you can commence work placement.
Primarily, work placements are unpaid. However, they are a valuable learning experience where you gain industry experience and learn what it takes to grow into a professional employee. Additionally, the student has opportunities to network and meet people in the industry. Occasionally, students can get paid for a work placement if the host organisation takes students on a casual contract.
The required work placement hours vary depending on the course the student chooses.
CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health – 80 Hours
CHC53315 Diploma of Mental Health – 160 Hours
CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services – 100 Hours
CHC50215 Diploma of Community Services (Case Management) – 100 Hours
CHC50413 Diploma of Youth Work – 160 Hours
When a work placement component is part of your course structure, then it is required for the student to complete the required hours to graduate from
Yes, doing a work placement at your workplace is an option. However, you would still need to fill out the work placement registration form to let the work placement team know that you are ready for work placement and intend to do it at your workplace. Before you can commence your work placement, the work placement team would need to talk to your supervisor first to ensure it is suitable and meets all work placement requirements.