Every student is capable of achieving his or her set goals and working towards a productive future.
To assist our students the careers office offers a variety of services for students.
Information on TAFE and University.
Individual interviews on Career planning.
Links with interagencies.
Exit plans for those who leave before the completion of senior study.
Delivery of the Ready for Work program to all vocational students.
Links to traineeships and apprenticeships.
Opportunities to gain accreditation relevant to employment (such as RSA course)
All relevant web sites accessible on the student intranet.
Liaison with all local training companies.
Assistance with resume compilation and interview preparation.
More information can be found below by clicking on these links.
When job searching, don't forget that employers are not only looking for specialised or technical skills, they are also very interested in your employability skills and personal attributes.
Employers have identified 8 groups of skills that they consider to be essential in the workplace.
Initiative and enterprise
Planning and Organising
These attributes are also valued by employers
Honesty & integrity
Sense of humour
Balanced attitude to work and home
Ability to deal with pressure
Studying at university can open doors to opportunities that you didn't know existed.
“It means better jobs, better pay and greater career opportunities.”
“In terms of earnings, a bachelor degree has the largest impact, increasing earnings by about 31%. (Source: Council for Educational Research 2009)
“It allows you to meet new people from a diverse range of backgrounds and cultures and can provide you with opportunities to travel and work around the world” (Just the Basics, The University of Newcastle, 2010)
Admission to university is usually administered by the Universities Admission Centre (UAC). It also notifies students of their Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR)
Year 12 students receive a UAC Guide throughout the year and need to have their first round applications in by the end of September . Later applications incur a significant late fee.
There is plenty of information, inlcuding submission dates on the UAC website. Or click on the image below to download a Year 11 & 12 Information booklet.
A good resume should be concise (brief and to the point) It should be about one page (no more than 2).
Resumes should be saved on a computer or USB Drive so that changes and further information can be added. A good resume should contain:
Employment History (Start with the most recent jobs and work backwards)
Referees – 3 is good. Always ask them first.
Spelling and grammatical errors
Making resumes too long or too short
Not asking referees for their permission to be used
If you are writing a resume, have a look at these templates. They open as Word documents, so you can fill in your information and save them to your own computer.
You can use one of our helpful resume templates to help build your resume.