Career & Transition Services
Career & Transition Services at Sacred Heart College is intended to give students and parents, predominantly in the Middle and Senior Years, information and guidance relating to a variety of vocational career choices and assistance in the school to work transition.
The department provides quality career education for the College Community and assists students with:
- Individual vocational career guidance and planning
- Assistance with subject selection particularly at Years 10, 11 and 12
- Apprenticeship and Traineeship support and guidance
- Preparation of job applications and interview techniques
- Preparation of resumes
- Information and advice on post-compulsory pathways including University courses, TAFE programs, Apprenticeships, Traineeships and employment
- Extensive information on school-based programs at Sacred Heart College including Vocational Education & Training (VET) subjects, Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL), Australian school-based Apprenticeships (ASBA) and the Pathways Program.
- Case Management of Individual Pathways Planning
- Structured Workplace Learning – Year 10 students undertake a one week placement in a workplace. Senior students may undertake further Structured Workplace Learning during Term holidays of Years 11 and 12.
- Pathways Program – allows students in Years 10 to 12 to complete a one day per week Workplacement whilst continuing their schooling. Pathways
emphasise developing skills and competencies in the workplace.
- Australian school-based Apprenticeships (ASBA) – allow students in Years 10 to 12 to undertake a part-time apprenticeship or traineeship whilst completing their studies. Students develop skills in a particular industry. Training is both on and off the job. Trainees/Apprentices receive award wages and entitlements. On completion of the apprenticeship/traineeship, students receive a nationally recognised qualification. School-based Apprenticeships contribute to VCE and VCAL studies.
Year 10 Structured Workplace Learning
Traditionally, Work Placement occurs during the last week of Term 1 in Year 10. To assist with arranging a Work Placement, each Year 9 student receives a booklet entitled ‘Structured Workplace Learning – The Guide.’ This booklet provides a list of important dates, steps toward organising a Work Placement and an outline of important legal requirements which must be followed.
The Career & Transition Services Department maintains extensive up-to-date career and course information.
Career & Transition Services staff welcome enquiries. Students or their parents can make individual appointments or can drop into the centre at recess, lunchtime or after school.