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Careers and Transition coordination is an active component of our school's strategy to improve student engagement and increase school retention and completion. The St Patrick's College Careers Office aims are to provide students with up to date career information and effective advice to assist them make informed decisions about their career pathway options.

Careers and Transition services may include career development programmes, career counselling, pathway planning, subject selection advice, job search skills in resume and interview, Workplace Learning programmes and the provision of a full range of careers information booklets and course guides.

Major career development programmes at St Patrick’s College include:

  • VET in Schools Programs
  • School Based Apprenticeships
  • Work Experience and Structured Workplace Learning
  • Career Testing Tools - Career Voyage (Middle School) and Morrisby Report (Senior School)
     

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WHAT IS HAPPENING IN CAREERS?

St Patrick's College Careers - Home page aims to provide students and parents with all the latest careers information that will help them make decisions about future career options and your life beyond school.

You can use this site to locate University, TAFE and any other type of course across Australia, get information about the VCE, search for job vacancies and much more. Feel free to drop into the Careers Office if you have any questions.

Where are they now - Brendan Foran (SPC 1990-91)

12 Jun

Where are they now - Brendan Foran (SPC 1990-91) author: Lorrie Liston

The College reconnects with Brendan Foran (SPC 1990-91) who is working in his greatest role so far as CEO of Greening Australia, a large environmental organization which aims to tackle the problems that the rest of the world has abandoned.   Where has life taken you since leaving SPC? Life has been interesting since leaving school. I've worked i

Where are they now - Noel Forster (SPC 1963-68)

12 Jun

Where are they now - Noel Forster (SPC 1963-68) author: Lorrie Liston

The College reconnects with Noel Forster (SPC 1963-68) who came from Perth to attend our special St Patrick’s Day Luncheon in March, marking 125 years of education at St Patrick’s College. Noel share his fondest memories of his time as a day student at SPC in the 60s.     Where has life taken you since leaving SPC? After leaving St Patrick’s, I g

Where are they now - James Gilchrist (SPC 1983-88)

12 Jun

Where are they now - James Gilchrist (SPC 1983-88) author: Lorrie Liston

The College reconnects with James Gilchrist (SPC 1983-88), who returned to the College for his recent 30-Year Class Reunion. James’ passion for SPC runs deep as the author of the highly-respected book “Wednesday Warriors” about SPC's 1st XVIII Football team.     Where has life taken you since leaving SPC? After finishing in 1988, I obtained a de

Where are they now - Damian Goss (SPC 1953-62)

12 Jun

Where are they now - Damian Goss (SPC 1953-62) author: Lorrie Liston

The College recently reconnected with Damian Goss (SPC 1953-62) who started as a shy seven-year-old and spent 10 years boarding at SPC. He says the experience taught him about being part of one big family and the paramount and enduring importance of keeping in contact, caring for each other and valuing each other.   Where has life taken you since

Where are they now - LeRoy Hand (SPC 1993-98)

12 Jun

Where are they now - LeRoy Hand (SPC 1993-98) author: Lorrie Liston

  The College recently reconnected with LeRoy Hand (SPC 1993-98) who returned for his recent 20-Year Class Reunion. LeRoy is working in the flourishing techospitality industry and is excited about his son following in his footsteps and starting as a student at St Patrick’s next year.   Where has life taken you since leaving SPC? Since completin

Old Boys in the News - May 2018

8 May

Old Boys in the News - May 2018 author: Lorrie Liston

Our Old Boys have been in the news, including: Former boarder Nick Donghi (SPC 2014-16), pictured above, who is playing in the Queensland Premier rugby competition with the Wests. By all reports, Nick is excelling in play and being touted for potential higher duties in the rugby world. Well done and good luck Nick! While Josh Martin isn’t

Where are they now - Chris Burke (SPC 1986-91)

7 May

Where are they now - Chris Burke (SPC 1986-91) author: Lorrie Liston

The College recently reconnected with Chris Burke (SPC 1986-91) who has worked in bars, acted on the popular TV show Neighbours and now runs a management and technology consulting firm with 120 staff and offices over the globe. Chris candidly shares that his best friends to this day are all SPC boys and he fondly remembers taking typing and home ec

Where are they now - Sam Rowe (SPC 1995-98)

7 May

Where are they now - Sam Rowe (SPC 1995-98) author: Lorrie Liston

The College recently reconnected with Sam Rowe (SPC 1995-98), pictured here with wife Elise, at their new Hydrant Food Hall in Ballarat’s CBD. It's great to see Sam has collaborated with and employs numerous other Old Boys in the new business.   Where has life taken you since leaving SPC? Like most people I left Ballarat after I finished school,

Where are they now - Clinton Young (SPC 2003)

7 May

Where are they now - Clinton Young (SPC 2003) author: Lorrie Liston

The College connects with Clinton Young (SPC 2003) who went on from playing in SPC 1st XVIII to playing for Hawthorn and Collingwood and is now a mentor and skills coach.   Where has life taken you since leaving SPC?  I was very fortunate to play 11 years in the AFL for the Hawks and Pies. Since retiring at the end of 2015, I am now a Mentor and

Where are they now - Joel Banks (SPC 2000-05)

6 May

Where are they now - Joel Banks (SPC 2000-05) author: Lorrie Liston

The College reconnects with Joel Banks (SPC 2000-05) who has travelled extensively overseas for work and has returned to Ballarat as an Agribusiness Executive in the banking sector.   Where has life taken you since leaving SPC? Since leaving St Patrick’s College, I have completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Agri-Business (Farm Management) at Marcus O

Where are they now - James Dean (SPC 1993-98)

6 May

Where are they now - James Dean (SPC 1993-98) author: Lorrie Liston

The College reconnects with James Dean (SPC 1993-98), pictured with his daughter Charlotte, who is now a registered nurse in Queensland but likes to test his body to the limit, racing in several marathons and ultra-marathons including the Marathon Des Sables (a 250km multi stage race through the Moroccan Sahara Desert over six days). Where has lif

Where are they now - Ross Muller (SPC 1953-54)

6 May

Where are they now - Ross Muller (SPC 1953-54) author: Lorrie Liston

The College reconnects with Ross Muller (SPC 1953-54) who worked for five decades as a chemist and shares one of his favourite memories of raiding the Brothers kitchen for cake!   Where has life taken you since leaving SPC? I was a country boy who moved to the city, graduated and spent 50 years as a pharmaceutical chemist, in pharmacy ownership

Where are they now - Thomas Hoy (SPC 2008-13)

25 Mar

Where are they now - Thomas Hoy (SPC 2008-13) author: Lorrie Liston

The College reconnects with Thomas Hoy (SPC 2008-13) who has returned to SPC this year teaching English, Humanities and International Studies. Thomas shares some of his favourite memories in the rowing team and which teachers inspired him at school.   Age: 23 Favourite hobbies: Art, carpentry, video games and movies Favourite food: Steak Favou

Where are they now - Steven Crowe (SPC 1994-99)

25 Mar

Where are they now - Steven Crowe (SPC 1994-99) author: Lorrie Liston

The College reconnects with Steven Crowe (SPC 1994-99) whose successful accounting career got kickstarted with the help of one of his SPC teachers.   Where has life taken you since leaving SPC? Since finishing at SPC, I studied at Ballarat University and worked as accountant with my father Bryan at Kearney and Crowe. When the practice was sold i

Where are they now - James Lamb (SPC 2000-05)

25 Mar

Where are they now - James Lamb (SPC 2000-05) author: Lorrie Liston

The College reconnects with James Lamb (SPC 2000-05) who is combining a love of horseracing and journalism into the ultimate dream job.     Where has life taken you since leaving SPC?  I finished at SPC in 2005 and moved to Melbourne the following year to study journalism at Monash University Caulfield. After completing my degree, I decided to

Engagements, Marriages & Births - February 2018

20 Feb

Engagements, Marriages & Births - February 2018 author: Lorrie Liston

Our SPC community has plenty of exciting news to share:   MARRIAGES Courtney Walsh (SPC 1989-94) married Anna in Melbourne on Saturday, December 16, 2017. Glenn Fisher (current staff) married Sharon Cody at St Anne’s Winery at Myrniong on January 6. Hamish Marquand (SPC 2002-07) and Lucy Ryan were married at St Patrick’s College Chapel on Dece

My memories of SPC - Tony Mutton (SPC 1972-73)

20 Feb

My memories of SPC - Tony Mutton (SPC 1972-73) author: Lorrie Liston

The College recently reconnected with former boarder Anthony (Tony) Mutton (SPC 1972-73) who candidly shares his school memories and thoughts on the legacy of being a SPC boy.   “My name is Tony Mutton (or Anthony) and you won’t find my name, other than in the yearbook, anywhere around the College – (the initials burnt into the floor of the fifth

Where are they now - Gavan Connell (SPC 1961-68)

19 Feb

Where are they now - Gavan Connell (SPC 1961-68) author: Lorrie Liston

The College reconnects with former boarder Gavan Connell (SPC 1961-68) who generously shares his family’s connections and memories of St Patrick’s College.   “My father Bryan Connell attended SPC from 1927-33.  He had two other brothers older than he, John (Jock) who attended from about 1927-31 and Gavan Leo, who attended from about 1927-32.  At

Where are they now - Brian Doherty (SPC 1960-65)

19 Feb

Where are they now - Brian Doherty (SPC 1960-65) author: Lorrie Liston

The College reconnects with former boarder Brian (Doc) Doherty (SPC 1960-65) who enjoyed SPC’s sports more than the classroom as well as a smoke behind the grandstand!   Where has life taken you to since SPC. After leaving SPC I did a catering and hotel management course at William Angliss. I then managed the family hotel before working at GMH a

Where are they now - Luke Guthrie (former staff)

19 Feb

Where are they now - Luke Guthrie (former staff) author: Lorrie Liston

The College reconnects with former staff member Luke Guthrie, who taught at SPC between 1966-72, and recalls some of his fond memories of his time at the school. Luke is pictured here with Tri Wulan, Director of Education at The Geeta School in Cirebon, Java. The Geeta School is an English speaking K - 12 school owned by Luke's daughter and son-in-

Where are they now - Alan Jubb (SPC 1954-59)

19 Feb

Where are they now - Alan Jubb (SPC 1954-59) author: Lorrie Liston

The College reconnects with former boarder Alan Jubb (SPC 1954-59) who is keeping busy in retirement after a career spanning nearly 40 years in the police force, and receiving the Australian Police Medal. Alan is a loyal supporter of our various OCA events and it’s always great to see his smiling face!   Where has life taken you since leaving SPC

Where are they now - Tiernan Somers (SPC 2012-17)

19 Feb

Where are they now - Tiernan Somers (SPC 2012-17) author: Lorrie Liston

We catch up with another Class of 2017 student Tiernan Somers (SPC 2012-17) who has returned as a new staff member in the Mission team this year as the Faith in Action Trainee. Tiernan (SPC 2012-17) tells us more about himself and some of his favourite memories from his student days at St Patrick’s.   Age: 17 Favourite hobbies: Sport, spending t

Where are they now - Mitch Tuddenham (SPC 2012-17)

19 Feb

Where are they now - Mitch Tuddenham (SPC 2012-17) author: Lorrie Liston

We catch up with former College Captain Mitch Tuddenham (SPC 2012-2017) who loves the place so much, he has returned as the HaPe Trainee this year. We find out about more about Mitch and favourite memories as a SPC student….   Age: 18 (19 in April) Favourite hobbies: Sports, mainly footy, listening to music, reading, spending time with mates Fa

Where are they now - Ash Collins (SPC 2000-05)

11 Dec

Where are they now - Ash Collins (SPC 2000-05) author: Lorrie Liston

The College reconnects with Ash Collins (SPC 2000-05) who is working as the game intelligence manager at the Collingwood Football Club.   Where has life taken you since leaving SPC? After finishing at SPC in 2005 I first started to study Occupational Therapy at Deakin university but after a semester there I realised that it was not for me, so I t

Where are they now - Chris Boadle (SPC 1997-2002)

5 Dec

Where are they now - Chris Boadle (SPC 1997-2002) author: Lorrie Liston

The College reconnects with Chris Boadle (SPC 1997-2002) who is now working as a retail customer executive for NAB, but credits learning how to cook at St Patrick’s for helping him impress his now fiancé Rhiarna with his special ‘SPC brand’ of homemade chicken and corn risotto.   Where has life taken you since leaving SPC? Since leaving St Patri

Where are they now - John Fogarty (SPC 1976-81)

30 Oct

Where are they now - John Fogarty (SPC 1976-81) author: Lorrie Liston

The College reconnects with John Fogarty (SPC 1976-81), who is the executive director of WA Hospitals – overseeing six private and one public hospital incorporating over 1900 beds. However John still finds time to be actively involved with St Patrick's College, as a founding member on the Chris Yeung Fund committee, which organises the hugely succe

Where are they now - Joe Hurst (SPC 1980-84, PY85)

30 Oct

Where are they now - Joe Hurst (SPC 1980-84, PY85) author: Lorrie Liston

The College reconnects with former boarder Joe Hurst (SPC 1980-84, PY1985) who has enjoyed an amazing career and has started his own company in Indonesia, combining his love of mining and motorsports.   Where has life taken you since leaving SPC? At the end of Term 1, 1984, my family moved to Perth, WA.  I started immediately at Aquinas College

Where are they now - Kai Morganti (SPC 1998-2003)

30 Oct

Where are they now - Kai Morganti (SPC 1998-2003) author: Lorrie Liston

The College reconnections with Kai Morganti (SPC 1998-2003) who is now working in Saudi Arabia and responsible for the development of engine-fuel systems for future vehicles! Where has life taken you since leaving SPC? I graduated from SPC in 2003 and was accepted into a Mechanical Engineering/Computer Science degree at the University of Melbou

Where are they now - James Fahey (SPC 2007-12)

17 Sep

Where are they now - James Fahey (SPC 2007-12) author: Lorrie Liston

The College reconnects with James Fahey (SPC 2007-12) who is five years into his Bachelor of Medicine/Surgery, but continues to return to SPC to share his knowledge with our current students at the annual SPC Careers Expo.   Where has life taken you since leaving SPC? I graduated from SPC in 2012. I am now five years into my Bachelor of Medicine

Where are they now - Jason Gigliotti (SPC 1984-89)

17 Sep

Where are they now - Jason Gigliotti (SPC 1984-89) author: Lorrie Liston

The College recently reconnected with Jason Gigliotti (SPC 1984-89) who enjoyed the many relationships he shared at SPC during his time.   Where has life taken you since leaving SPC? After finishing Year 12 in 1989, I went fruit picking. It was a great break away and helped save for the first car. I have since trained in and run businesses in h

Where are they now - Michael Hickey (SPC 2000-02)

23 Jul

Where are they now - Michael Hickey (SPC 2000-02) author: Lorrie Liston

The College reconnects with Michael Hickey (SPC 2000-02), who credits his SPC education for helping him to get where he is today as a leading hand electrician on a multi-billion dollar project.   Where has life taken you since leaving SPC? Being a boarder, after SPC, I went home to live with mum and dad in Mildura. Not really knowing what I want

Where are they now - Ben Barlow (SPC 1985-87)

23 Jul

Where are they now - Ben Barlow (SPC 1985-87) author: Lorrie Liston

The College is reconnecting with Ben Barlow (SPC 1985-87) who learnt much about mateship and leadership through his boarding years at SPC.   Where has life taken you since leaving SPC? I finished at SPC and went to university, completing B.Ec LaTrobe and M.Bus.(Agribusiness) Monash. I was a Fellow of the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation an

Where are they now - Aaron Lewicki (SPC 2005-10)

18 Jun

Where are they now - Aaron Lewicki (SPC 2005-10) author: Lorrie Liston

The College reconnects with Aaron Lewicki (SPC 2005-10) who credits his time at SPC for nurturing his passion to continue helping others, organising approximately 30 Edmund Rice Camps since finishing school.   Where has life taken you since leaving SPC? Since SPC I have worked as an ABA Therapist with 'Helping Hands Early Intervention Centre' an

Where are they now - James Dunn (SPC 2003-08)

9 May

Where are they now - James Dunn (SPC 2003-08) author: Lorrie Liston

The College reconnects with James Dunn (SPC 2003-08) who remembers the Year 9 camps as some of his best memories at St Patrick’s and has since joined the Royal Australian Navy and is now subcontracting for the NBN.   Where has life taken you since leaving SPC? I worked at the Ballarat Wildlife Park as an animal keeper, then I joined the Royal Aus

Where are they now - Justin Gordon (SPC 2009-10)

9 May

Where are they now - Justin Gordon (SPC 2009-10) author: Lorrie Liston

The College reconnects with Justin Gordon (SPC 2009-10) who credits his boarding experience at SPC for teaching him plenty of “people skills”.   Where has life taken you since leaving SPC? I settled in Albury/Wodonga for university and I am now working in private practice in physiotherapy in Albury, NSW. I am also engaged and getting married to

Where are they now - Alastair Lee (SPC1989-90+)

9 May

Where are they now - Alastair Lee (SPC1989-90+) author: Lorrie Liston

The College reconnects with Alastair Lee (SPC 1989-90 and 1992-93) who travels the globe in his role as the University of Tasmania’s Associate Director for Alumni Relations. Where has life taken you since leaving SPC? After finishing at the College in 1993, I went on to complete a Bachelor Commerce/Law at Deakin University. I then worked as a lit

Where are they now - Ashleigh Martin (SPC 1988-93)

14 Feb

Where are they now - Ashleigh Martin (SPC 1988-93) author: Lorrie Liston

The College reconnects with Ashleigh Martin (SPC 1988-93), who has forged a career in the education sector and is now the vice principal of Caulfield Grammar School which boasts over 3200 students.   Where has life taken you since leaving SPC? Whilst trying to forge a career in football, I attended university sporadically but eventually achieve

Where are they now - Kain Ford (2009-10)

13 Feb

Where are they now - Kain Ford (2009-10) author: Lorrie Liston

The College reconnects with Kain Ford (SPC 2009-10), who has been busy since leaving SPC, opening up his own online marketing agency, setting up a clothing brand with a fellow Old Collegian and is signed up to play in the QAFL this season.   Where has life taken you since leaving SPC? Since leaving St Patrick’s College in 2010, I moved to Adela