Careers

Careers

The Careers and Transition Office is situated on the first floor of the KRC building between the lift and the library.  Mr Anthony Meehan has been the Careers Counsellor at St Patrick’s College for over 20 years.  You are welcome to arrange appointments during school business hours.

The major focus of career development at St Patrick’s College is to provide each student with the experience, knowledge, skills and capabilities to become self-reliant career managers.  Career development is viewed as a process of acquiring learning, work, leisure, and transitions throughout life to meet our personal purpose and goals. We aim for students to make the best possible educational, training and/or employment choices and manage their life, learning and work in an ever changing world and labour market.

For more information about SPC Careers please go to the Careers Homepage

Programs and support services may involve:

  • Career Counselling
  • Career Guidance activities
  • Morrisby Profile – Year 9 career testing tool
  • VTAC Application – Year 12 higher education selection process
  • Work experience – senior students are targeted
  • Structured Workplace Learning – VCE VET, VM and Industry & Enterprise students
  • Subject Selection support – available to students at all levels

For the latest Careers News please click on the following links to: Careers Newsletter

Transitions

St Patrick’s College uses the careers curriculum framework to help develop quality career education. There are six steps in a young person’s acquisition of skills for career transition. These form the structure of the framework. Goals at each step are organised into three stages:

  • Self-development: young people understand themselves, build their experiences and achievements and develop their capabilities.
  • Career exploration: young people locate, investigate and consider opportunities in learning and future work options.
  • Career management: young people make and adjust career action plans and manage their life choices, changes and transitions.

Year 7 – I discover

Year 8 – I explore

Year 9 – I focus

Year 10 – I plan

Year 11 – I decide

Year 12 – I apply

Work Placement

St Patrick’s College supports work placement opportunities for students aged 15 years and older.  These programs are Work Experience, Structured Workplace Learning and School Based Apprenticeships/ Traineeships. The process for each program requires a series of steps which can be discussed with Mr Meehan in the Careers and Transition Office.

Essentially work placements require the student to locate their own placement. The Work Preparation Guidelines outline the process for the mandatory requirement of two certificates from the safe@work website to be supplied along with the additional work placement documents.

Work Preparation GuidelinesSafe@Work (Mandatory OHS Program)

 

The additional three forms  for either Work Experience or Structured Workplace Learning are linked below:

Work Experience Arrangement Form 

Work Experience Travel Form

Work Experience COVID Form

Structured Workplace Learning Form

Structured Workplace Learning Travel Form

Structured Workplace Learning COVID Form

Related Videos

Morrisby – A Tool to Help Students Identify their Strengths – YouTube

Work safety –Best Video On The Importance Of Health And Safety In The Workplace – YouTube

Work experience for Year 10 – Year 10 Work Experience – YouTube