Careers

“A musician must make his music, an artist must paint, a poet must write if he is to ultimately be at peace with himself“. Abraham Maslow

We live in exciting and changing times. The range of options available for young people to follow in their life and careers are many, diverse and varied. Making an informed choice is important and the Padua College Careers Team is well placed to assist our students, with a wide collection of information and resources that are available to students, staff and parents. Students are encouraged to research career areas of interest and develop research skills that will assist them in the future. Careers Team members are always there to lend a hand and provide professional and informed advice when needed.

PADUA COLLEGE CAREERS SERVICES

INDIVIDUAL CAREERS COUNSELING

It is the aim of the Careers Team to meet with every Year 12 and Year 10 student to develop a pathways plan. This process involves identification of each student’s interests and abilities, planning for Year 11 and 12 programs, and organising for the transition from school to further training, education or work.

EDUCATION, CAREERS AND TRAINING EXPO (ECAT)

Held in July in the lead up to tertiary application dates through Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) and Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE), Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) and Vocational Education and Training (VET) subject selections, ECaT night is an important evening for students and parents to attend. On this night staff from TAFE, Universities, private colleges and Defence Forces provide information and advice for attendees. Students will also receive important information on Padua College subject areas and Year 11 and 12 programs.

YEAR 10 CAREER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM MOVING FORWARD

This program forms an important part of the process for Year 10 students making their subject selections for Year 11 and 12. Careers and Padua staff facilitate the program, and students participate in a series of sessions including interest and vocational testing and a visit to a tertiary institution.

CAREERS OFFICE

Students are able to access all TAFE and University course guides, VET information, Job guides, DVDs, information about getting a job and careers advice. Offices are located:
Mornington Campus – Ursula Frayne building
Rosebud Campus – Office between Rooms 7 and 8
Tyabb – Library

CAREER NEWS & FACEBOOK PAGE

Career News provides current information as well as details about a range of careers events happening throughout the year. It is emailed out to families. Information is also regularly posted on our Padua Careers Facebook page

VISITS TO KEY INDUSTRY EVENTS

Interested students are invited to attend targeted events such as the ‘Naval Gazing’ tour at Cerberus, Industry Days and the Age Expo.

JOBS PREPARATION

Whether students are seeking part time work on weekends or looking at obtaining a full time job at the end of their schooling, the careers office can assist. It may be with constructing a resume and application letter or tips on going for your first job interview.

PADUA COLLEGE CAREERS TEAM

Our Careers Team assists students with their career pathways planning. Students have access to individual career counselling, subject and course advice and assistance with the tertiary application process. Students are also offered the opportunity to participate in work experience and a variety of Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses. All Careers staff are qualified careers counsellors, with post-graduate qualifications in career development.

Kate Kerr is the Careers Co-ordinator at the Mornington Campus. Leanne Milne is the Careers Co-ordinator at Rosebud and Nicole Love is the Careers Co-ordinator at Tyabb. Kate, Leanne and Nicole are responsible for careers planning, providing career advice and information to assist students make informed decisions about their post-secondary pathways.

Meggin Morrison is the Student Pathways Leader, overseeing the Careers Team and the co-ordination of VET programs and work experience for both the Mornington, Rosebud and Tyabb Campuses.

DO YOU NEED AN APPOINTMENT WITH THE CAREERS TEAM?

Students seek careers advice for a variety of reasons, some of which may include

  • being unsure of what courses to apply for when you finish secondary college;
  • thinking about leaving school but are unsure of your options;
  • being unsure of your path for schooling; VCE, VCE/VET, VCAL/VET?
  • lacking in direction and motivation at school. In a careers session you can explore ideas and consider options for your future.

You can make an appointment via a number of ways

  • Drop into the Careers Centre on campus and make a time.
  • Call the Careers team: Kate 5976 0136, Meggin 5976 0144, Leanne 5982 9500 or Nicole 5978 2721

TERTIARY OPTIONS

Many of our students choose to go onto tertiary study after they have completed their senior schooling. It is never too early to start investigating these options! The VTAC website is an invaluable source of information with links to all tertiary options in Victoria. The website may be accessed at www.vtac.edu.au

SEEKING EMPLOYMENT

Employers regularly contact the Careers Service to advertise jobs in the local area. Many of these jobs are part time or casual and enable students to earn some money whilst they are still at school. Some jobs are full time or apprenticeships/traineeships and may require students to leave school. Keep an eye on the Careers Newsletter and Daily Bulletin if you are looking for work.

 

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