Careers

Careers

For more information about SPC Careers please go to the

The Careers and Transition Office is situated on the first floor of the ERC building between the lift and the KRC library.
Mr Anthony Meehan has been the Careers Counsellor at St Patrick’s College for over 20 years.
You are welcome to arrange appointments during school business hours.

The major focus of career development at St Patrick’s College is to help provide each student with resources to become self-reliant career managers.
Career development is viewed as a process of acquiring the experience, knowledge, skills and capabilities to meet personal career goals throughout life.
We hope students can make the best possible career choices through their learning pathways and work opportunities.

Career development programs and support services may involve:

  • Careers Night
  • Career Counselling
  • Career Education activities
  • Morrisby Profile testing – focus on Year 9
  • Work Experience Arrangements – focus on Year 10
  • Structured Workplace Learning – focus on Year 11 (VET, VM, VCE I&E)
  • Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre applications – focus on Year 12
  • Subject selection support – available to students and families at all levels

Transitions

St Patrick’s College uses the Victorian Careers Curriculum Framework to help develop quality career education.
There are SIX steps in a young person’s acquisition of skills for career transition through Year 7 to Year 12.
These SIX steps form the structure of the Victorian Curriculum Careers Framework.

Career education goals at each of the SIX steps are transitioned through three stages – Self-development, Career exploration, Career management.

  • 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

Work Placement

St Patrick’s College supports work placement opportunities for students aged 15 years and older.
These extracurricular workplace programs are linked below to the Department of Education’s website resources.
The application process for these three programs each requires steps which can be discussed with the Careers Manager in the Careers and Transition Office.

Essentially workplace programs require the individual student to locate their own placement.
The SPC Work Preparation Guidelines require a mandatory program of Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) training.
The Victorian Department of Education’s safe@work website is linked below and used to complete TWO safe@work certificates.

SPC – including the DOE OHS training program:

In addition, two work placement documents will be required.
The official forms for Work Experience Arrangements (WEA) or Structured Workplace Learning (SWL) are linked below:



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