The Senior Years Careers Program is designed to equip students with tools and skills for thinking logically and in an informed manner about what their careers paths may be. By interacting with this site and the Careers Counsellor, students are able to develop informed opinions about subject choices, training and career pathways from a local to a global perspective.
The 'John Massey Careers Centre' has a very well resourced reference library of careers information, including handbooks from tertiary institutions in Victoria, interstate and overseas.
The Senior Years Careers Night is held in the middle of each year to assist students with their career planning. The evening is compulsory for all Year 10 students, and we also encourage all parents and Year 11 and 12 students to attend. The evening format changes from year to year to accommodate all Senior Years students.
Vocational Assessment is conducted during the Year 10 assessment period at the end of Semester 1, to assist students to better understand career disciplines they may research further. Students also undertake a careers course as part of their Commerce program. The program is not to be seen on its own as prescriptive, but rather as the starting point for self reflection. Year 11 and 12 students who have not undertaken the program in Year 10 may also sit the assessments and receive follow-up feedback in a printed report.
Tertiary selection preparation and counselling support is conducted for all Year 12 students. The Careers Counsellor is available at key times, such as when VCE results are released, when tertiary change of preferences are open, and when tertiary offers are released.