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Peninsula grammar careers services

Careers Library

Students have open access to all TAFE and university course guides, VET information, Job Guides, information about getting a job and specific vocational advice. The Careers Library is located within the Careers Office, Room ZC207 within the Zammit Centre.

Individual Careers Counselling

The Careers Team meets with all Senior Students, to develop pathways plans for the future. This process involves identification of students’ interests and abilities; planning for Year 11 and 12 programs; organising for the transition from school to further training, education or work; and tertiary applications.

Careers Newsletter – ‘Careers News’

Careers News is a fortnightly newsletter that can be accessed via Zenith. Careers News is the easiest way to stay informed about specific careers information pertinent to students; as well as gain details about a range of careers events occurring throughout the year.

VCE and Careers Expo

The VCE and Career Expo is held annually. This is an important event for current Year 10 and 11 students and parents to attend to assist in planning for subject selection and post school options. Students will receive detailed information on VCE subject areas and options for Years 11 and 12. Representatives from selected TAFE, universities and private colleges will provide information and advice about post-secondary options for all Senior Years students.

Year 9 Pathways Program

The Pathways Program forms an integral part of the development process for Year 9 students. Throughout their Pathways week, students will participate in a series of careers orientated classes which include vocational testing, identification of potential future pathways, recognition of prerequisites in subject selection; as well as visits to a range of tertiary institutions and workplaces.

Year 10 Work Experience

Work Experience provides students with a first-hand opportunity to experience a workplace of interest and to participate in the broader ‘world of work’. Work Experience alternates with Year 10 camp and will be undertaken either at the end of Term 1 or 3.

Year level information sessions and assemblies

At pertinent times throughout the year, students will attend information sessions hosted by the Careers Team, to address particular issues. This timeline includes:

 Tertiary Application sessions    Year 12 students
 Tertiary Information Service Expo visit    Year 12 students
 VCE and Careers Age expo visit    Year 11 students
 Safe@work OH&S training sessions    Year 10 students
 ‘Get that Job’ work readiness session    Year 10 students
 Subject selection information sessions    Years 9, 10 and 11 students

Job Preparation

Whether students are seeking part time work on weekends or looking to gain a full time job at the end of their schooling, the Careers Team can assist. It may be to help construct a resume and application letter or to gain tips on going for your first job interview. Employers regularly contact the Careers Office to advertise jobs in the local area and students should keep an eye on Zenith and via email, for details of these positions.

Vocational Education and Training (VET) Coordination

The school’s VET Coordination takes place from the Careers Office. The team are responsible for overseeing the overall operation of VET programs for our students; including enrolment coordination, liaison with training organisations; coordination of the Structured Work Placement Program; visits with employers; and Occupational Health and Safety Training.


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