Careers and Training

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

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.

UWADr of Dental Medicine, Dr of Podiatric MedicineWed 18 MayWoolnough Lecture Theatre, Mounts Bay Rd6:30pmLink
MurdochLaw, Business, Politics Careers EveningWed 18 MaySouth Street Campus 90 South Street6pm-7:30pmLink
UWAYear 12 Parent Info EveningTues 7 JuneCrawley Campus 35 Stirling Hwy6pmLink
UWAYear 10-11 Parent Info EveningWed 8 JuneCrawley Campus 35 Stirling Hwy6pmLink
MurdochEngineering, IT Careers EveningWed 8 JuneSouth Street Campus 90 South Street6pm-7:30pmLink
Notre DameBusiness, Law and Politics SymposiumThurs 16 JuneFremantle Campus 32 Mouat Street10am-2pmInfo
Notre DameHealth Sciences SymposiumFri 24 JuneFremantle Campus 32 Mouat Street10am-2pmInfo
MurdochHealth Careers EveningWed 29 JuneSouth Street Campus 90 South Street6pm-7:30pmLink
Edith CowanCampus TourWed 6 JulyJoondalup Campus 270 Joondalup Drive11am-12pmLink
Edith CowanCampus TourWed 13 JulyMt Lawley Campus 2 Bradford Street11am-12pmLink
Edith CowanOpen DaySun 17 JulyJoondalup Campus 270 Joondalup Drive10am-3pmLink
MurdochOpen DaySun 24 JulySouth St Campus 90 South St10am-4pmLink
CurtinOpen DaySun 31 JulyBentley Campus Kent Street10am-4pmLink
UWAOpen DaySun 14 AugCrawley Campus 35 Stirling HwyTBALink
Edith CowanOpen DaySun 14 AugMt Lawley Campus 2 Bradford Street10am-3pmInfo
Edith CowanCampus TourThurs 29 SeptMt Lawley Campus 2 Bradford Street11am-12pmLink
Edith CowanCampus TourWed 5 OctJoondalup Campus 270 Joondalup Drive11am-12pmLink

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:

TISC Online

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.


Edith Cowan University

Curtin University

Murdoch University

University of Notre Dame

University of Western Australia

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
Time: 4:30-6:45pm
Cost: $300 (scholarships available)

Click here to enrol online now

Careers Expo

Catering for all students in Years 9-12

Where: Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre
When: 12-15 May
Entry: Free

Click here for more info

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
Time: 9:00am-2:30pm
Cost: $10 (no charge for teachers, and morning tea provided for all attendees)
Contact: or 02 8296 4444

Click here to book tickets

Skills West Expo

Where: Perth Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre
When: 12-14 August
Entry: Free

Click for more info

The Senior Secondary Handbook also contains an extensive list of careers and training-related websites.

Career Centre (Perth City)

DEST Job Guide

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