Through a range of teaching and learning strategies used in all classes, students are given the opportunity to increase their awareness of careers and investigate pathways to have realistic and exciting possibilities upon finishing their school education.
The Careers Centre located on the ground floor of the main building near the canteen, contains an extensive library of texts, vocational DVD’s, University and TAFE information and offers support and careers advice to all students.
Year 7 – 12 Career Education within the College follows the guidelines set out in the Victorian Careers Curriculum Framework.
Year 7 – I Discover – Students learn to recognise the importance of how behaviour and attitude affect personal performance.Year 8 – I Explore – Students identify their beliefs and value systems and their influence on self-concept.Year 9 – I Focus – Students learn to understand how individual characteristics such as interests, skills, values, beliefs and attributes contribute to achieving personal, social, educational and professional goals. Students investigate career options and begin preparation for work experience. TAFE tasters and Try a Trade day are part of the curriculum.Year 10 – I Plan – Students understand the importance of allies (i.e. friends, family and supporters) to maintaining a positive self-concept. Students complete Careers FastTrack testing which includes a 30 minute individual counselling session. This is an in-depth testing process which provides insights into a person’s personality style and their career preferences. Students and staff use the reports to assist subject selection and tertiary course preferences. Work experience is undertaken in Term two.Year 11 – I Decide – Students cover self-development, career exploration and career management through their VCE Excellence classes. Workshops run by Elevate Educate are incorporated into the program.Year 12 – I Apply – Students learn to critically examine their career goals and gain the requirements to plan for further education, training or employment. They become aware of alternative pathways to achieve their preferred future and prepare for life beyond school. Workshops run by Elevate Educate are incorporated into the program.
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