All year 13 students have a one-on-one careers interview with the Careers Advisor. The purpose of this is to ascertain what each student’s career / study / life goals may be in the short and long term, and to advise which steps can be taken to get the best start on that career journey.
At the end of the year, students are given a physical copy of our up-to-date School Leavers’ Handbook:
Career Counselling Workshop: students spend time filling in more extensive and though-provoking modules on their Career Central profile including: Next Steps, “does this job suit me?”, Focussed goal setting, Pathway Plan / information about tertiary education.
Year 12 and 13 students are invited to attend a range of seminars, usually presented by representatives of education providers, with the aim to learn about the range of opportunities on offer, as well as entry requirements and the application and enrolment process. These senior students are often selected with priority for a range of careers events and visits.
Year 11 students are welcome to book appointments at the Careers Department for option selection advice and CV writing (as are all year levels). Year 11 is often when our students begin seriously looking for part-time jobs, and advice around pro-active job search (approaching employers directly) is integral.
Career Counselling workshop: students complete Unit Standard 12383 (three level 2 credits): “Explore career options and their implications” which involves selecting two jobs on Career Central that interest them and investigating information such as entry criteria / qualifications required and their cost, recommended secondary school subjects, personal qualities and useful skills.
Year 10 students complete a “My Career Exploration” workbook, which comprises several lessons around skills, interests, career values, personal qualities and tertiary education, as facilitated by their Social Studies teacher.
Career Counselling workshop: students complete the BullsEye quiz on Career Central which acts as a springboard for students to begin to understand their personality, strengths, and recommended job categories worth exploring further. They can view a comprehensive report.