Careers and Training
You’re often asked to start considering what you would like to do once you graduate early on in your Secondary schooling. Do you go to university, or TAFE? Start an apprenticeship, or go straight into a job? Or do you take that gap year to consider your options? How do you figure out what God’s plan for your life really is?
Fortunately, there are plenty of options these days to assist you in achieving your goals, and many of them start with some smart decision making while you’re still at school. Take the time to make some enquiries, ask your parents to go along with you to an open day or two, and prayerfully consider your choices. Find out exactly what the entry requirements are for the tertiary courses you’re interested in, and take your aptitudes, strengths, and weaknesses into account.
To be academically successful in Year 11 and 12, you’ll need the motivation to commit regular time to homework and studying. Just as Paul explained the Christian life to the Corinthians as a race that needed perseverance and discipline to win, you’ll need to apply these same principles to your learning if you want to achieve your personal best. Setting achievable goals and deciding how much time you’re going to allow for school work, and how much for other interests is vital. If you need some pointers on creating a study schedule, just ask.
And don’t forget, Mr Stirling, Mrs Drennan (the College’s Career and Vocational Coordinator), your Director of Students, and Form teachers – they’re always willing to help you work through any study, careers, or training questions you may have.
The Vocational Education and Training for Schools (VETfS) Program involves Training WA studies one day a week (on a Friday), or two days a week (on a Thursday/Friday), in a program selected from the list offered by Polytechnic West (formerly Swan TAFE) and Central Institute of Technology (formerly Perth Central TAFE). The full list of VETfS courses currently available is included in the Year 8-12 Handbook and the Senior Secondary Handbook.The VETfS Program is offered to current Year 10 and 11 students. You’ll be notified of opening and closing dates and how to apply, and an interview with Mrs Drennan is required. The Program is a great way to gain practical experience and recogonised qualifications in an area of interest.
|UWA||Dr of Dental Medicine, Dr of Podiatric Medicine||Wed 18 May||Woolnough Lecture Theatre, Mounts Bay Rd||6:30pm||Link|
|Murdoch||Law, Business, Politics Careers Evening||Wed 18 May||South Street Campus 90 South Street||6pm-7:30pm||Link|
|UWA||Year 12 Parent Info Evening||Tues 7 June||Crawley Campus 35 Stirling Hwy||6pm||Link|
|UWA||Year 10-11 Parent Info Evening||Wed 8 June||Crawley Campus 35 Stirling Hwy||6pm||Link|
|Murdoch||Engineering, IT Careers Evening||Wed 8 June||South Street Campus 90 South Street||6pm-7:30pm||Link|
|Notre Dame||Business, Law and Politics Symposium||Thurs 16 June||Fremantle Campus 32 Mouat Street||10am-2pm||Info|
|Notre Dame||Health Sciences Symposium||Fri 24 June||Fremantle Campus 32 Mouat Street||10am-2pm||Info|
|Murdoch||Health Careers Evening||Wed 29 June||South Street Campus 90 South Street||6pm-7:30pm||Link|
|Edith Cowan||Campus Tour||Wed 6 July||Joondalup Campus 270 Joondalup Drive||11am-12pm||Link|
|Edith Cowan||Campus Tour||Wed 13 July||Mt Lawley Campus 2 Bradford Street||11am-12pm||Link|
|Edith Cowan||Open Day||Sun 17 July||Joondalup Campus 270 Joondalup Drive||10am-3pm||Link|
|Murdoch||Open Day||Sun 24 July||South St Campus 90 South St||10am-4pm||Link|
|Curtin||Open Day||Sun 31 July||Bentley Campus Kent Street||10am-4pm||Link|
|UWA||Open Day||Sun 14 Aug||Crawley Campus 35 Stirling Hwy||TBA||Link|
|Edith Cowan||Open Day||Sun 14 Aug||Mt Lawley Campus 2 Bradford Street||10am-3pm||Info|
|Edith Cowan||Campus Tour||Thurs 29 Sept||Mt Lawley Campus 2 Bradford Street||11am-12pm||Link|
|Edith Cowan||Campus Tour||Wed 5 Oct||Joondalup Campus 270 Joondalup Drive||11am-12pm||Link|
Studying at university provides a wonderful opportunity for personal growth as you work towards your degree, and Rehoboth’s selection of courses provides the prerequisites for virtually all university courses. Visit the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC) for more information:
If you’re not entirely sure which course is right for you, you can always speak with a teacher or Director of Students, or get in touch with one of Perth’s five universities directly. They hold open days and other events throughout the year.
Expos like Skills West and others are designed to help you make sense of your career options. They give you an opportunity to get up close and personal with employers, universities, training organisations, and industry leaders. You’re able to ask all those questions you’ve got about what the careers you’ve been considering really involve, the kind of qualifications you’ll need, and even advice on what subject choices you might need to make.Other organisations, like the Australian College of Nursing, WA Academy of Performing Arts, and the WA Police, hold information nights throughout the year. Check your newsletters for details on upcoming events.
UWA School of Music – Engage!
Do you know a talented musician or composer aged 14-17 looking to take their skills to the next level? Someone who’s looking to meet other like-minded students and receive expert tuition and guidance from some of Australia’s finest?
Engage! is for talented young musicians to grow and develop their performance, composition and musicianship skills in a nurturing and rewarding environment. Led by Helpmann Award Winner Andrew Foote, over the course of 8 weeks participants will work with UWA School of Music staff, students and guests on aural and musicianship training, music history, choral study, performance and composition skills.
A typical week will have two main sessions, the first will be in seminar/class format covering a chosen topic, with the second half featuring a Masterclass, performance, or a workshop.
Students will have the opportunity to perform in one of our Fridays@Five events and will also receive free tickets to attend a range of School of Music concerts.
When: Fridays 29 April–17 June
Cost: $300 (scholarships available)
Catering for all students in Years 9-12
Where: Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre
When: 12-15 May
Big Day In IT Conference
Attention Careers Advisers, IT Teachers, and all Year 9-12 students interested in Technology!
The ACS Foundation is delighted to invite you and your students along to the Big Day In IT Careers Conference.
Join us to hear leading speakers from companies such as Westpac, Ernst & Young, IBM, Bankwest, Ajilon plus loads more to come, talking about the future of technology and how students can get involved in shaping the future. Hear from cool industry speakers & visit exhibitor stands to learn about where a career in IT can take you – don’t miss out, book your seats early!
Venue: Perth Town Hall
Date: Wednesday, 15 June 2016
Cost: $10 (no charge for teachers, and morning tea provided for all attendees)
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 02 8296 4444
Skills West Expo
Where: Perth Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre
When: 12-14 August
The Senior Secondary Handbook also contains an extensive list of careers and training-related websites.