Careers and Training
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, the VET Coordinator, your Head of Students, and Form teachers – they’re always willing to help you work through any study, careers, or training questions you may have.
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 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.