The College has one of the best equipped and organised
career centres in Tasmania. The Career Centre is situated in the College Resource
Centre and is open to all students present and past. The Career Centre is stocked
with the latest information from the University of Tasmania and most mainland
universities. Information is available on occupations, course handouts, Job
Guides, traineeships and apprenticeship information.
The key emphasis at the Career Centre is to inspire students in relation to their futures and to make a smooth transition from secondary schooling to the next phase in their lives, whether this is tertiary studies, a gap year, VET courses, traineeships or apprenticeships.
Our Career and Pathways Planning officer, Mr Tim Horniblow, is available to assist with all career matters including:
- subject selection advice (course prerequisites & highly recommended subjects)
- course selection information
- applications and résumés
- career choice pathways
- aptitude testing and psychometric analysis (Senior College students only)
- work experience opportunities
- employment traineeships and apprenticeships
- casual and part time employment opportunities
The Career Centre also publishes a career newsletter and arranges for guest
speakers to visit the College to speak on a range of career topics.
Every student in Year 10 and Senior College has the opportunity to undertake an individual Career Counselling session offered by the College. The aim of the personalised counselling session is to assist and support students in obtaining the best career information available and to develop a career pathway plan that takes into account the student’s abilities, strengths, goals, and aspirations.
A career pathway plan set up through the Career Centre fulfils the Tasmanian Certificate of Education “Planning future learning and career” standard required by the TQA .
All students in Year 10 undertake a full
week of work experience in the last week of Term 2. This is an exciting and
challenging time with many students taken out of their comfort zone.
A mandatory requirement of the work experience program is to have all students complete the Occupational Health and Safety unit within the Vocational Occupational Learning framework. The safe@work OHS component enables students to learn and understand the importance of safety in the workplace.
Students in Year 10 complete units of work throughout the year on:
- Job Guide research,
- resume writing,
- writing application letters,
- personal statement writing,
- interview skills,
- study options,
- stress management,
- exam techniques,
- positive motivation
Mr Tim Horniblow