Careers Guidance at St Thomas Aquinas College
Students often want to explore career pathways but do not know where to start or are overwhelmed with the amount of information out there. To make things easy we recommend to our students the app Career Planet www.careerplanet.earth which integrates all students need to know about career guidance into one place.
The Careers Coordinator is responsible for Career Education within ASC. In accordance with College policies and objectives, the Careers Coordinator provides guidance and support to students, their parents and staff so as to ensure a proper environment is established and maintained which helps students to develop a positive self-concept, obtain increased control over their lives and maximises career possibilities.
Our Careers Co-ordinator is Ms Deloraine Keegel: deloraine.keegel AT stac.vic.edu.au
It is the role of the Careers Coordinator to:
- assist parents, students and teachers in the process of suitable selection of Courses and Subjects for students in Years 9, 10, 11 and 12.
- oversee the implementation of career interest’s assessment for senior students, provide up-to-date information to students, staff and parents about post-secondary education and employment prospects for students.
- facilitate the transition from school to work and school to further study.
For further details on career related matters, click on the following links:
- Exploring Career Options
- Planning a Pathway
- Work Experience
- Structured Workplace Learning (SWL)
- Apprenticeships and Traineeships
- Post School Options
- Tax File Numbers (TFN)
- Centerlink (for youth allowance)
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