Careers & Pathways
The college has a dedicated Careers, Pathways and Partnerships team with two main foci: to build pathways to satisfying careers for students and to build student aspirations towards achieving fulfilling career objectives.
The college has a full MIPS (Managed Individual Pathways) program. Students utilise the MIPS-on-line program and have individualised/in-class support from the MIPS team. They reflect on their pathway journey to date, and then set future goals which includes reflecting on their values, interests and skills. Course counselling days and targeted classroom activities within the structured curriculum provide students with resources to further support them to make informed choices about their pathways. A pivotal part of this is the individual counselling of every year 12 student as part of the VTAC and/or Direct Entry course selection process. Course counselling is also provided to students at Year 9 and Year 10 to assist with subject selections.
Through building community and business partnerships, our college provides greater opportunities and builds higher expectations. The Beacon Foundation program provides our students with a suite of activities which include: Polish days, Business Blackboard, targeted visits to selected businesses and Speed Careering. These activities allow students to interact with and be mentored by business leaders, gaining advice and self-confidence. Some of the companies involved to date include: Holcim, Open Universities Australia, Melbourne Water, Hotel Intercontinental Group, Melbourne Storm, Toll Australia, Myer Foundation and Hutchinson Legal. In addition, students have been able to access visits to Qantas Training Centre, Hawthorn Football Club and the Hotel Intercontinental Group.
The raising of student aspirations is further enhanced by providing students with access to enrichment initiatives such as the Hall & Wilcox High Impact Interview Skills Workshops, the University of Melbourne “Kwong Lee Dow Young Scholars program” and the SULO (School University Liaison) program.
Each student has access to a dedicated Careers website for our College which provides a one-stop site for up to date Careers and Pathways information, including a VTAC Course search, Open Days for tertiary institutions, comprehensive information about post school options and job vacancy search.