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.
From open days to information sessions and more, there are plenty of ways to find out more about your preferred courses and career pathways. Our Careers Diary brings together the available information from WA’s universities and tertiary institutions in one place to make easier for students and parents to plan ahead.
|Murdoch||Law and Criminology Open Night||Wed 13 Mar||South Street||5:30-7:30pm||Register|
|UWA||Year 10-11 Course Info Evening||Mon 18 Mar||Crawley||6:00-8:00pm||Register|
|UWA||Year 12 Course Info Evening||Mon 18 Mar||Crawley||7:00-9:00pm||Register|
|Notre Dame||Medicine Info Session||Sun 24 Mar||Fremantle||10:30am||Register|
|Murdoch||Education and Teaching Open Night||Wed 27 Mar||South Street||5:00-7:30pm||Register|
|Curtin||Medicine Info Evening||Wed 27 Mar||Bentley||6:30-8:00pm||Register|
|Murdoch||Health and Nursing Open Night||Wed 10 Apr||South Street||5:00-7:30pm||Register|
|Edith Cowan||Wed 10 Apr||Joondalup||6:00-7:30pm||Register|
|UWA||Student Advisory Sessions for Year 10-11 Students||15-17 Apr||Crawley||10:00am-7:30pm||Register|
|UWA||Campus Tour||Thurs 18 Apr||Crawlet||10:00-11:30am||Register|
|Murdoch||A Day in the Life of a Uni Student||Tues 23 Apr||South Street||9:00am-3:00pm||Learn More|
|Murdoch||A Day in the Life of a Uni Student||Wed 24 Apr||South Street||9:00am-3:00pm||Learn More|
|Edith Cowan||Uni Entry Pizza Night for Year 11-12||Wed 1 May||Joondalup||6:00-7:30pm||Register|
|Murdoch||Social and Cultural Studies Open Night||Wed 8 May||South Street||6:00-7:30pm||Register|
|WAAPA||Production Facilities Tour||Tues 14 May||Mt Lawley||6:00-7:30pm||Register|
|Murdoch||Information Technology Open Night||Wed 22 May||South Street||5:00-7:30pm||Register|
|Edith Cowan||Teacher Education Info Evening||Wed 22 May||Mt Lawley||6:00-7:30pm||Register|
|Edith Cowan||Pizza and Info Night for Year 10s||Thurs 23 May||Mt Lawley||6:00-7:30pm||Register|
|Edith Cowan||Business and Law Info Evening||Mon 27 May||Joondalup||6:00-7:30pm||Register|
|Edith Cowan||Pizza and Info Night for Year 10s||Tues 4 June||Joondalup||6:00-7:30pm||Register|
|Murdoch||Engineering Open Night||Wed 5 June||South Street||5:00-7:30pm||Register|
|Edith Cowan||Engineering and Technology Showcase Evening||Thurs 6 June||Joondalup||6:00-7:30pm||Register|
|UWA||Campus Tour||Mon 10 June||Crawley||10:00-11:30am||Register|
|Murdoch||Business and Governance Open Night||Wed 19 June||South Street||6:00-7:30pm||Register|
|Edith Cowan||Teacher Education Info Evening||Wed 19 June||Joondalup||6:00-7:30pm||Register|
|WAAPA||Arts Management and Live Production Info Evening||Thurs 20 June||Mt Lawley||6:00-7:30pm||Register|
|Edith Cowan||Science Showcase Evening||Thurs 4 July||Joondalup||6:00-7:30pm||Register|
|UWA||Campus Tour||Mon 8 July||Crawley||10:00-11:30am||Register|
|Edith Cowan||Campus Tour||Tues 9 July||Mt Lawley||11:00am-12:00pm||Register|
|Edith Cowan||Campus Tour||Wed 10 July||Joondalup||11:00am-12:00pm||Register|
|Curtin||Open Day 2019||Sun 21 July||Bentley||10am-4pm||Info|
|Murdoch||Open Day 2019||Sun 28 July||South Street||TBC||Info|
|Edit Cowan||Open Day 2019||Sun 28 July||Joondalup||TBC||Info|
|UWA||Open Day 2019||Sun 4 Aug||Crawley||9am-3pm||Info|
|Edith Cowan||Open Day 2019||Sun 11 Aug||Mt Lawley and WAAPA||TBC||Info|
|Murdoch||Science Open Night||Wed 14 Aug||South Street||5:30-8:00pm||Register|
|Skills West||Careers Expo||16-18 Aug||Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre||See website||Info|
|Edith Cowan||Tues 20 Aug||Joondalup||6:00-7:30pm||Register|
|Edith Cowan||Medical and Health Sciences Showcase Evening||Wed 21 Aug||Joondalup||6:00-7:30pm||Register|
|Edith Cowan||Nursing and Midwifery Careers Evening||Fri 23 Aug||Joondalup||6:00-7:30pm||Register|
|Murdoch||Creative Arts and Communication Open Night||Wed 28 Aug||South Street||5:00-7:30pm||Register|
|Murdoch||TISC Support Session||Wed 11 Sept||South Street||6:00-7:30pm||Register|
|Murdoch||A Day in the Life of a Uni Studnet||Wed 2 Oct||South Street||9:00am-3:00pm||Learn More|
|Murdoch||A Day in the Life of a Uni Student||Thurs 3 Oct||South Street||9:00am-3:00pm||Learn More|
|Murdoch||Portfolio Preperation Day||Fri 4 Oct||South Street||9:30am-2:00pm||Register|
If you are a registered tertiary institution and would like to list your future students events here, please email us.
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.
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.