Employability Skills and Work Ready Programs

COMPACT Inc has over 25 years’ experience in providing quality Employability Skills workshops and Work Ready programs for people of all ages and stages of the career journey, across the Riverina Murray region. These workshops and programs assist people to gain insight, knowledge and skills required to assist them to successfully find part time or full time employment.

Interactive one-off Employability Skills workshops or longer work ready programs can be delivered to:

  • Large or small groups
  • Any target audience, customised to respond to needs
  • Primary, Secondary, Tertiary students or Community members
  • Existing staff or new recruits
  • Schools, Local Councils, Community Centres, Clubs on-site or other training venues.
  • Community groups over half, full day or weekly sessions
  • Schools – held weekly over one term, semester or throughout the year in allocated times

COMPACT Inc are willing to customise workshops to meet your needs

VET Work Placements

What is VET Work placement?

Work placement is a mandatory component of industry-based vocational education and training (VET) courses that students can choose as part of their studies for the NSW Higher School Certificate.

Students gain Certificate I, II or III in these courses, which can significantly contribute to further education and training and commencing a vocational pathway.

Work placement allows students to practise and develop industry competencies and Employability Skills in a vibrant, real work context. By providing a Work placement opportunity to local students, employers can take an active role in encouraging young people into their industry.

COMPACT is the contracted Work placement service provider (WPSP) and works with local secondary schools, TAFE NSW campuses and employers to coordinate VET work placements for all eligible students across the Riverina Murray.

Current courses available in Riverina Murray

Each of the following courses require students to complete a mandatory Structured Workplacement for between 70 and 80 hours over two years.

Click on the following links to download further information on each subject.

Senior Pathways and VET programs for Secondary Students


Business Services





Human Services

Information Technology

Metal and Engineering

Primary Industries



Work Experience

Work experience provides our young people with the opportunity to experience a ‘taste’ of the industry of their choice. For young people, work experience is the first time in a workplace and can be the most valuable means of building Employability Skills, understanding career pathways and influencing career decisions prior to starting further education and work.

Work experience participants are usually in Year 9 or 10, with no prior industry qualifications, but may exhibit basic skills. This does not replace their enthusiasm, interest and willingness to learn about the world of work and what it takes to enter the workforce. Some students are disengaged from school and benefit greatly from work experience to realign their education and employment goals.

COMPACT’s professional staff are connected to over 4000 employers across the Riverina Murray region, and can facilitate work experience arrangements on behalf of schools, education providers or individuals in the industry of choice.

Pre-Apprenticeship and Vocational Work Placements

Many training providers offer full-time pre-apprenticeship programs of 3-6 months duration, which provide students of all ages with off-the-job training in key skills. Some employers actively recruit from pre-apprenticeship programs, so they can be a good way to break into the industry.

Pre-Apprenticeship courses are usually Cert I or II level industry qualifications and may include a work placement component in a workplace setting.

If you are wishing to re-enter the workforce, change career or lack personal industry contacts, we can arrange work placement on your behalf, to gain contemporary skills and experience in an industry of choice.

COMPACT Inc has over 25 years’ experience in delivering quality workplacements in Automotive, Business Services, Construction, Electrotechnology, Entertainment Industry, Financial Services, Hospitality, Human Services, Information and Digital Technology, Metal and Engineering, Primary Industries, Retail Service, Tourism, Travel and Events.

Our professional staff are currently connected to over 4000 employers across the Riverina Murray region, and can facilitate work placement arrangements in your industry of choice. We can also formalise work placements with individual employer contacts and new industry areas.

COMPACT Inc staff can provide services on behalf of business and industry to engage with education providers to source appropriate employees meeting workforce recruitment needs.


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