Our Careers Team focuses on the needs of every student as life and careers goals vary for everyone.
While we have strong relationships with universities across Victoria and beyond, with 95 - 98 percent of our students choosing to go on to further study and typically over half our students choosing to go to a Group of 8 University (Monash or Melbourne), we recognise that, as an open entry school, university is not for everyone.
Our Careers Team focuses on building the skills young people need to plan and develop a career.
Our goal when it comes to career counciling is to assist student to:
- Understand and manage their career planning
- Develop the skills, knowledge and capabilites to make informed careers decisions
- Apply their learning to achieve educational and career aspirations; and
- Build resilience in thier capacity to manage change through their lives
Students primary commence their careers engagement in Year 9 as part of the school’s holistic Odyssey program. During this 18 month development program students will be introduced to and foster the career skills they need. This starts with students commencing to use the schools career website, building an Eportfolio and using a range of other tools to build their understand and skill base. Towards the end of the Odyssey program students will complete job research, undertake work experience and attend tertiary open days.
This building of skills continues through to VCE, with a range of engagement projects including the develop of social enterprises.
Our Careers Team are experts as providing sound advice and realistic guidance, which is why so many of our students who have choosen to progress to tertiary education are able to join a course in their top 3 choices.
Careers support does not end at Year 12. Many students continue to seek advise as they progress to and through the early parts of their tertiary education or early careers.