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Become a Practical Placement Partner
Be a part of something great
At Foundation Education, we place great importance on the value of our industry partnerships. Our network of practical placement partnerships are key to preparing our students with practical skills that will see them succeed in their chosen industry, while also supplying industries with access to a skilled workforce.
Our placement partnerships are equally beneficial to both Foundation Education and your business. In expanding our partnership network, our students are assured a high quality education, while also providing you with a cost-effective and efficient recruitment alternative.
Ranging from certificate to diploma qualifications, a selection of our courses include a practical component to ensure students are better prepared to find employment and support your business in achieving its goals.
The benefits to your business
- no insurance or recruitment fees
- get an extra pair of helping hands during your busiest times
- an additional source of revenue
- free screening of potential candidates
- help to shape the future of your industry
- increased brand exposure through association with Foundation Education
- connect with upcoming industry-ready graduates
- get the first pick of recruiting highly skilled staff
The practical placement process
The aim of practical placement is to give students the opportunity to gain practical experience in a real work environment. This, combined with theory components completed online, equips students with the skills and knowledge they need to advance their career.
Foundation Education students will receive hands-on training in your business, following the below process, ensuring they are job-ready and experienced, come graduation.
- The student enrols with Foundation Education
- Theoretical assessments completed
- Work etiquette and professional skills development course completed
- Interview conducted and candidates selected
- Practical workplace training undertaken in your business
- The student graduates
- Recruitment opportunity for your business
Our partnership programs
For hospitality businesses
Our hospitality program connects students with quality hospitality practical placement partners, who guide students through a minimum of 36 shifts — each shift at least two hours long. Our practical placement partners help students to learn and refine the hands-on skills needed to succeed in the hospitality industry.
For dental practices
Our dental program connects students with quality dental practices that can provide essential hands-on experience, where students will complete a minimum of 250 hours of practical work placement. Our practical placement partners equip students with the skills to provide chairside assistance to dentists, where they can choose to specialise in oral health promotion or radiography.
For allied health professionals
Our allied health program connects students with quality allied health placement partners, who guide students through the required 120 practical placements hours within an allied health setting. Our practical placement partners equip students with the hands-on skills needed to succeed in the health industry.
For education and childcare centres
Our education program connects students with quality practical placement partners in the education sector. Students will complete between 100-240 hours of practical work placement with these partners. Our practical placement partners equip students with the skills to develop and evaluate the care of children from birth to school age, in either a support or leadership position.
Frequently asked questions
Does the practical placement partner have to pay the student and are they obliged to hire them?
No. Practical placement partners do not have to pay the student. There is no expectation that the practical placement partner will hire the student once they have completed their course.
What are the responsibilities of a practical placement partner?
All placement students come ready to start, with personal liability, professional indemnity and work cover insurance already taken care of. The practical placement partner is responsible for meeting approved safe work conditions and providing the student with access to hands-on experience.
Are there learning outcomes needing to be covered?
Foundation Education provides a structured learning plan as part of the students’ Practical Placement Kit, a document designed to assist our industry partners in facilitating our students’ workplace experiences.
Why Foundation Education?
Have you considered offering a traineeship?
Another partnership option is to offer students a traineeship within your business. The benefits to your business may include:
- access to Government funding with trainees’ wages subsidised
- increased staff engagement, which leads to increased productivity and improved business outcomes
- helping to provide an otherwise unqualified person with the opportunity to gain valuable skills and employment
Get in touch
Call us on 1300 959 570 to grow your business.