Sandringham careers program
The Careers Unit operates across the school offering careers advice and support for students from Years 7-12.
The College careers team operate across the school offering careers advice and support for students from Years 7-12. The Careers Coordinator, VET Coordinators, VCAL work placement Coordinator and Year 10 Work Experience Coordinator work together to support students with subject and pathway choices. Whilst the College has a structured careers program to support students, students and parents/carers can also make an appointment to meet with a careers counsellors to get advice around general or specific career pathways. The College careers team can assist with any of the following:
- University and TAFE options
- Specific course and career advice
- Resume information
- Interview skills resources
- Information on overseas exchange & GAP programs
- Apprenticeship, traineeship and cadetship information
- VTAC and VCAA support
- Work experience and work placement forms
- Interstate universities
- Part-time jobs
- Scholarship information
- University/TAFE open days
- Subject selections
- University Enhancement Studies
Year 12 students
For the Year 12s particularly, an early visit is advisable. Year 12s will need to make choices at the end of the year and the sooner they start checking out the range of options available the more prepared they will be. Part of the success of our Year 12 cohort making a positive post school transition to University, TAFE or the work force is because they made use of the services and support offered by the Careers team.
Year 11 students
Year 11 students are able to make an appointment to speak to a member of the careers team. All Year 11 students receive in-depth careers counselling as part of their subject selection process in Terms 2 and 3.
Year 10 students
Year 10 students are able to make an appointment to speak to a member of the careers team. All Year 10 students receive careers counselling as part of their subject selection process in Terms 2 and 3. Year 10 students also receive additional support and training in the lead up to undertaking work experience which occurs at the end of Term 2 each year.
Year 9 students
Year 9 students undertake a specific careers course in Term 2 each year. This course is led by the careers team and delivered by pastoral care teachers. All Year 9 students undertake a specific careers analysis test and an individualised careers session provided by external careers counsellors who are invited into the school. Parents / carers are encouraged to attend this session with their child. Year 9 students receive counselling around their subject selections for Year 10 to support them to make their transition to the senior part of their secondary education.
Year 7 & 8 students
Year 7 and 8 students receive initial careers education through presentations from the careers team and sessions in pastoral care as required.