The College offers the support of Careers Advisors within the College to assist students with subject selection, career pathway planning and supporting them with balancing Vocational Learning Pathways, UTAS College Programs combined with other subjects offered by the College. The interviews are confidential, notes are made by the advisor and a 'receipt-style' plan is devised with the student which he/she takes with them. Most students require more than one interview to identify a career pathway, identify the entry points into that career and finally choose the subjects and courses which will benefit them in their pursuit.
Students are able to book appointments with Jillian Brandsema by email or by face-to-face enquiry.
Pathways support offered in senior schooling is very practical and focused on planning and working towards a personal pathway. Throughout the year we offer many information sessions to students; ranging from UTAS liaisons discussing new courses, pathways into the University etc, to experts from particular fields of study sharing their experience in particular faculty areas (for example: Engineering, Health etc). We also offer our own internal information sessions regarding aligning subject selection to career pathway, while ensuring students are able to meet their own TCE and/or ATAR requirements.
Students are supported in their subject selection choices for University Applications and/or Vocational Learning Pathways by the Careers Advisors employed by the College.
Jillian Brandsema and Diane Saltmarsh are available to all students for one-on-one interviews (see Careers for more information).
In order to better prepare our students for their future careers, the College undertakes to provide a range of experiences to help students with future decisions.
These include for example:
- UTAS Discovery Day
- Year 9 Health Careers Day
- Beacon Foundation Work readiness Foundation
Pathways & Careers Coordinator