The Careers and Transition Office is situated on the first floor of the KRC building between the lift and the library.Ìý Mr Anthony Meehan has been the Careers Counsellor at St Patrick’s College for over 20 years.Ìý You are welcome to arrange appointments during school business hours.
The major focus of career development at St Patrick’s College is to provide each student with the experience, knowledge, skills and capabilities to become self-reliant career managers.Ìý Career development is viewed as a process of acquiring learning, work, leisure, and transitions throughout life to meet our personal purpose and goals. We aim for students to make the best possible educational, training and/or employment choices and manage their life, learning and work in an ever changing world and labour market.
For more information about SPC Careers please go to the
Programs and support services may involve:
- Career Counselling
- Career Guidance activities
- Morrisby Profile – Year 9 career testing tool
- VTAC Application – Year 12 higher education selection process
- Work experience – senior students are targeted
- Structured Workplace Learning – VCE VET, VM and Industry & Enterprise students
- Subject Selection support – available to students at all levels
St Patrickâ€™s College uses the careers curriculum framework to help develop quality career education. There are six steps in a young person’s acquisition of skills for career transition. These form the structure of the framework. Goals at each stepÌýare organised into three stages:
- Self-development: young people understand themselves, build their experiences and achievements and develop their capabilities.
- Career exploration: young people locate, investigate and consider opportunities in learning and future work options.
- Career management: young people make and adjust career action plans and manage their life choices, changes and transitions.
– I discover
– I explore
– I focus
– I plan
– I decide
– I apply
St Patrick’s College supports work placement opportunities for students aged 15 years and older.Ìý These programs are , and . The process for each program requires a series of steps which can be discussed with Mr Meehan in the Careers and Transition Office.
Essentially work placements require the student to locate their own placement. The Work Preparation Guidelines outline the process for the mandatory requirement of two certificates from the safe@work website to be supplied along with the additional work placement documents.
– (Mandatory OHS Program)
The additional three formsÌý for either Work Experience or Structured Workplace Learning are linked below:
Work safety –
Work experience for Year 10 –