What We Do

MWLP is a dynamic, not-for-profit, community organisation.

Our Mission

Our mission is to engage a community of stakeholders to support youth in their personal and professional career development so they become effective contributors to society.

MWLP values innovation. We are committed to help young people make the successful transition from school to work.  We do this by connecting the incredibly important space between schools and the wider world (including business, industry, training organisations, parents and families, three tiers of Government and the broader community).

We are also currently funded as a work placement service provider by the NSW Department of Education.

Work Placement

MWLP provides a brokerage service that allows some 6,800 HSC students (in 2017) to participate in two weeks of learning in the workplace during Years 11 & 12. MWLP provides a convenient ‘one-stop-shop’ service for businesses, schools and TAFE colleges in addressing a significant (and mandatory) HSC learning need for courses in skill shortage areas such as Automotive, Business Services, Construction, Electrotechnology, Entertainment, Hospitality, Human Services, Information & Digital Technology, Metal & Engineering, Primary Industries, Retail and Tourism. By being involved in Work Placement young people gain a better understanding of the world of work and are given a chance to develop their technical and general employability skills in the workforce. MWLP is funded by the NSW Government to provide this service.

For more information about this service please contact Michael Everett on (02) 4625 1863, 0428 935 688 or at Michael.everett@mwlp.com.au

Career & Transition Support

MWLP is a specialist in the provision of career and transition support services, targeting young people and related stakeholders and influencers (including parents, business and industry, educators and training providers and the wider community). The services seek to equip young people with the skills and capacity to successfully transition through and beyond school, so they become productive, happy and contributing citizens as adults. The services run from primary school to young adulthood – as a continuous and ongoing service for all young people to access. Its focus changes depending on the needs and career stage of each individual or group of young people.

MWLP improves career and transition outcomes for young people through a range of approaches, including:

– Direct service delivery to young people (including career coaching / guidance)
– Brokerage of strategic partnerships with education, business, industry, tertiary and training providers, parents and other key influencers and/or stakeholders
– Facilitation of innovative initiatives and programs
– Referral to other specialist services
– Supporting the development of young entrepreneurs

MWLP welcomes enquiries about its services.  Please phone us on 4625 1863.

Services for Registered Training Organisations (RTO’s)

MWLP has over 20 years’ experience in engaging with business and industry across a broad range of industry areas and has extensive employer networks. MWLP offers boutique services to assist Registered Training Organisations (RTO’s) with business and industry engagement to meet ASQA’s Standards. MWLP welcomes enquiries about its services, outlined as follows:

Engagement with Industry and Employers

ASQA Standard One (Clauses 1.5 and 1.6) requires RTO’s to ensure that training and assessment practices are relevant to the needs of industry and are informed by industry engagement.

Documentation of the RTO’s engagement strategies and activities (with business and industry) is critical in showing the alignment between industry needs and the RTO’s strategies, resources and practices.

MWLP offers a service that allows RTO’s to demonstrate direct (and ongoing) consultation with business and industry across all Industry areas on the RTO’s scope.

MWLP does this by facilitating direct engagement and consultation processes with employers across all Industry areas.

These processes include obtaining feedback from employers specific to units of competency addressed as part of the RTO’s scope and sequence.

MWLP ensures that all consultation and engagement processes (and related industry feedback) is documented in a format that assists RTO’s to demonstrate compliance against ASQA Standard One.

Maintaining Industry Currency

RTO’s must demonstrate to ASQA that it their commitment to high quality training and assessment includes supporting trainers/assessors in meaningful industry engagement.

Industry release schemes, projects with industry and shadowing other trainers/assessors can assist with this requirement.

It is therefore critical that RTO’s continue to support their trainers/assessors to maintain vocational skills and knowledge that reflects existing industry standards and expectations.

It is also essential that vocational competency is industry specific and that the RTO shows how industry currency practices contribute towards continuous improvement with how trainers/assessors train and assess.

MWLP offers a service that provides RTO trainers/assessors with a pool of elite work placements across all Industry areas.

This service allows RTO trainers / assessors to spend two days per year (over two years) in an elite work placement with employers who have been prepared to support and assist trainers/assessors to meet industry currency needs (including demonstrating competency against Units of Competency, employer sign-offs on Industry Currency Registers etc).

MWLP would be pleased to discuss customised services that address your RTO’s needs. Please contact Janelle Henson, MWLP Business Development Manager on (02) 4625 1863, 0448 852 762 or at janelle.henson@mwlp.com.au

Do you like what we do?

If you like what we do or what we stand for, why not connect with us? We are always open to new ideas and to establishing partnerships with like-minded organisations. Contact us on (02) 4625 1863, or visit us at facebook.