Careers

2017 UNIVERSITY and TAFE OPEN DAYS

 Australian Catholic University (ACU) – Sunday 13 August (Melbourne)
 Box Hill Institute – Sunday 20 August (Lilydale), Sunday 27 August (Box Hill)
 Deakin University – Sunday 27 August (Melbourne) Federation University – Sunday 27 August (Berwick, Gippsland)
 Holmesglen Institute – register online
 La Trobe University – Sunday 6 August
 Melbourne Polytechnic – Saturday 19 August
 Monash University – Saturday 5 August (Peninsula), Sunday 6 August (Caulfield, Clayton), Sunday 20 August (Parkville)
 RMIT – Sunday 13 August (City and Parkville)
 Swinburne University – Sunday 30 July (Hawthorn)
 University of Melbourne – Sunday 20 August (Parkville)
 Victorian University – Sunday 20 August (Footscray)

To apply for a tax file number, access the following link to the Australian Taxation Office – Tax File Number Application

USI Fact Sheet 2017

Contact Details

For all up to date information regarding Careers at Berwick College, please contact:

Mrs Karen Crawley
(03) 8768 1073
crawley.karen.k@edumail.vic.gov.au

 

The Career News

VTAC

Overview of Faculty

Managed Individual Pathways

Activities

Life After School Guide

Contact Details

UMAT Preparation Link

For Jobs in Mining click here

Life After School Guide
To read the Life After School Guide click here

Employment Websites

COLES: www.colesgroup.com.au
Coles Supermarkets, Liquorland, Coles Express, First Choice Liquor Superstore

Career Voyage Web Access

Click here to access Career Voyage online

Click here to access Careerjet

Click here for the National Directory of Vocational Education and Training (VET) – Organisations and Course information

Victorian Tertiary Admission Centre (VTAC) Information

For more information about VTAC click here 

Overview of Faculty

Provision of career counselling to students is an important aspect of the services provided at Berwick College. The College has a well equipped and organised Careers Centre, stocked with the latest in information, careers computer programs (Ozjac, Career Voyage, Course Scan), videos, Job Guides, TAFE and university handbooks. The Career Advisor is available to assist students with all careers matters including the following:

  • Subject selection (including course prerequisites)
  • Course selection
  • Career choice
  • Work experience
  • Employment/traineeships, apprenticeships
  • Casual work
  • Provision of careers newsletters
  • Provision of guest speakers on a range of topics
  • Applying for courses post-school

The Careers Centre is located in the Senior School building. All students can access career information and it is open at recess, lunchtime and after school. The Careers Advisor is available to assist students in counselling for subject choice, career choice and post-secondary courses. Students also have access to a range of computer programs designed to assist in career choice.

Managed Individual Pathways

Every student over 15 years of age has the opportunity to be involved in the Managed Individual Pathways (MIPs) Program offered at the college. The aim of the MIPs Program is to assist students in obtaining career advice so that they can develop a career plan. While the student has the opportunity to discuss their career aspirations with a counsellor, this counsellor will not structure the career plan for the student. Instead, students will be encouraged to seek out the information they require to develop a career plan and either remain in education and training or successfully move into the workforce.

The MIPs Program has a specific focus for each year level.

  • Year 9 – students will have an introduction to MIPs to begin career investigations.
  • Year 10 – students are encouraged to identify their strengths and weaknesses as
    well as discover the key areas where their interests lie. The ‘Career Voyage’ computer program is used to assist students to identify these areas. Students begin developing their plan and by the end of the program for this year, students will have formulated a Career Plan outlining training/education options for career areas.
  • Year 11 – students develop a Career Portfolio and pathways are discussed in greater detail.
  • Year 12 – students are encouraged to explore further their future directions. Students attend cluster meetings where training/education options and pathways are discussed in greater detail. Students are also advised on how to access and choose preferences within the VTAC (Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre) system.

Career Newsletter

A fortnightly career newsletter which informs students of careers issues such as Open Days, Career Expos, new university and TAFE courses, course information, how to find a suitable career, job trends, career information sessions, and the different options post school. Newsletters are available on the Parent Portal.

Activities

Overview of Year 10 Work Experience

All Year 10 students have the opportunity to complete Work Experience.

1. Students in Year 10 may choose to complete a semester unit, “Industry and Enterprise”. The course covers job/career exploration and personal development issues such as: finding a suitable career, resume writing, letters of application, interview skills, study opportunities post school, work place issues such as bullying and OH&S, positive thinking, stress management, conflict resolution, anger management, decision making, drug education, sexuality and sexual decisions, dealing with loss and grief, community health resources, getting a learner’s permit to drive a car, budgeting and basic legal rights of adolescents. Students who undertake this unit will complete the safe@work Occupational Health and Safety training as part of the course. A week of work experience is incorporated in this unit.

2. Students who do not choose “Industry and Enterprise” unit will have the opportunity to participate in experience providing they have undertaken the safe@work Occupational, Health and Safety training and returned the relevant paperwork. Please note that this training is now a mandatory requirement of work experience and students are not permitted to undertake work experience without it.

Work Experience Arrangement Form and Structured Workplace Learning Arrangement Form

Child_Safe_Standards_and_Workplace_Learning_Fact_Sheet_for_Employers

Proposed Work Experience with Animals Summary of Students Experience Form

Structured Workplace Learning Travel and Accommodation Form

Work Experience Guidelines for Working with Animals