Careers education at St John’s College encompasses a number of activities which are mainly aimed at students in years 10, 11 and 12.
Year 10 activities include the following:
- Assistance with acquiring knowledge of specific occupations and courses – this is achieved through attending a local careers expo; participating in careers testing; through work experience which can generally be undertaken during school vacation periods.
- Assistance with subject selection for entry into senior years
- Accessing TVET subjects and School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships
Year 11 activities are mainly centred around:
- Subject selection issues, particularly following the completion of the Preliminary HSC
- TVET organisation and enrolment
- Work experience for non ATAR students
- Attending local careers expos
- Discussions regarding university entry and employment prospects
- School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships
- Queries relating to particular occupations
Year 12 activities have an emphasis on:
- Provision of information regarding university applications, including early entry requirements, scholarships, residential accommodation etc.
- Assisting students with job seeking skills e.g. accessing apprenticeship opportunities
- Advice regarding a Gap Year
- Providing details of various careers events such as Tertiary Information Days, University Open Days and University Experience events.
- Individual interviews on a range of career related matters
In addition to the above, the Vocational Pathways Organiser is available to discuss career related issues with parents, employers and institutions such as TAFE and universities.