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Work experience


A period (usually one or two weeks) of unpaid work undertaken by secondary school students, typically during Year 10 as part of their careers education, to gain some insight into the world of work.
Source: NCVER 2013, Australia
(may also be referred to as: Student placement (USA)) Unpaid work undertaken by secondary school students as part of their careers education.
Source: UNEVOC/NCVER 2009, Global
Exposure and interactions gained through being in the workplace.
Source: SAQA 2013, South Africa
A period of unpaid work undertaken by TVET institutions trainees/students as part of their careers education, to provide some insight into the world of work.
Source: Wahba 2013, Global
Opportunities given to learners to apply what they are learning (or have learned) to real jobs in a real working environment.
Source: Ministry of Labour 2005, Jordan




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