Careers and Transition Service

Mission Statement

“To deliver a highly professional careers guidance service that supports all students in making informed career choices, providing the best opportunity to achieve their career related goals”

Mrs Karina Wheeler  – Professional Careers Practitioner
Mrs Julie Matricardi-Old  –  Associate Careers Practitioner
Mrs Karen Challis  –  Associate Careers Practitioner

At Sacred Heart College we have qualified and experienced Careers Practitioners available to students and parents, by appointment, to support our students in their decision making and career transition.  We believe our students must leave the College with strategies for the independence and flexibility required to identify and manage lifelong learning opportunities and the changes that successful careers bring.

Karina and Julie were awarded the Maryanne Mooney Perpetual Trophy for Careers Excellence at the end of 2016.  The award is given to a member school or organisation for building a strong career development culture in their school or organisation and, through a variety of programs, provides its students with the skills to navigate the ever-changing world of further training, education and work. It recognises the commitment the school or organisation is making to acknowledge the importance of quality career development programs for young people.  

Services we offer:

Our Programs Include:

One-on-One Guidance Interviews Careers Expo  –  TIS (Tertiary Information Session)
Fully resourced and up-to-date Careers Library Visiting Guest Speakers
General Careers Communications (Newsletter, Job Vacancies) VTAC Presentations for our Year 12 Students
Subject Selection Support Introduction to Careers Library and Resources for Year 11 students
Change of Preference Interviews Industry and Enterprise, Work Experience and Mock Interviews for our Year 10 students
Delivery of Specialist Projects Year 9 Careers Sessions

Testimonials from Year 12 Students:

“Careers development has enabled me to discover the right career for me according to my interests, and has provided the necessary information for me to make the best informed decision for my future”.

“Both Karina and Julie are exceptionally caring and go above and beyond to help each student individually. They provide great help and great resources to aid students with tertiary learning options”.

“For most of my time at Sacred Heart, the Careers Department has guided and supported me through my career options amazingly. The Careers Department here is so knowledgeable and patient, especially as I was prone to changing my mind. They genuinely care that each of us gets the best out of our future options and care that we are happy. They are so supportive and approachable”.