Careers & Pathways




Carwatha Careers Ethos

The Carwatha Careers Program tailor pathway frameworks which cater for the student’s individual needs. We deliver career curriculum frameworks which link students’ pathway exploration to the current and future trends in relation to the world of work; this builds resilience and prepares young people for the 21st Century.

The Carwatha Careers Program works in conjunction with Department of Employment and Education’s Careers Curriculum Framework to deliver the following programs:

                                                               Careers curriculum framework

                                                         


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There are six steps in a young person's acquisition of skills for career development. These form the structure of the framework.

 

Goals at each step are 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.

  • Primary years
  • Coaching for Success sessions (Delivered by a trained Couching for Success Carwatha Careers officer)
  • Exposure to industry, TAFE and University through incursions such as the Carwatha Careers Expo
  1. Year 7

  I discover

  • Coaching for Success (group pathway exploration)
  • Exposure to industry, TAFE and Universities through the Carwatha Careers Expo
  • School pathway incursions and excursions
  1. Year 8

         I explore

  • Coaching for Success (group pathway exploration)
  • Exposure to industry, TAFE and Universities through the Carwatha Careers Expo
  • School pathway incursions and excursions
  1. Year 9

        I focus

  • Coaching for Success (group pathway exploration)
  • Year 9 pathway research and developing a Careers Action Plan: Unpacking – VTAC process/University, TAFE, apprenticeships/traineeships, employment and further training.
  • Industry, TAFE and University exploration:
  • South Eastern Careers Expo
  • Carwatha Careers Expo
  • Year 9 TAFE Discovery Day – Chisholm Institute.
  • Opportunity Knocks (Industry exploration): Monash University – BioEyes (Science), The Dandenong Magistrates Court (Law), The Mulgrave Private Hospital (Health/Medicine), Monier Tiles - factory tour (Manufacturing), Deakin University - Art and design workshops (Fine Arts).
  • FutureME (Deakin University): A 3 day program whereby Deakin mentors work with year 9 students to explore the future world of work
  • Monash Access Program: Year 9 Champions work with Monash Mentors to develop a community project.

  1. Year 10

         I plan

  • Year 10 pathway research and developing a Careers Action Plan (future goals): Unpacking – VTAC process/University, TAFE, Open Days for tertiary institutions and holiday workshops, apprenticeships/traineeships, employment and further training.
  • Industry, TAFE and University exploration:
  • The Carwatha Careers Expo (incursion)
  • Federation University - Year 10 University Day
  • Mock Interview process (various industry contacts): Creating resumes/e-portfolios and application process
  • Work Experience program (community contacts): OH&S (Safe@work) exploration and Arranging work experience placements with the local community
  • Guest speaker – Fashionista Sisters (Business and Design)
  • Monash Access Program: Year 10 Champions work with Monash Mentors to develop a community project.

  1. Year 11

         I decide

  • Year 11 pathway research and Careers Action Plan:
  • Course Counselling one-on-one sessions with the Careers Coordinator: Unpacking - VTAC process/University, TAFE, Open Days for tertiary institutions and holiday workshops, apprenticeships/traineeships, employment and further training.
  • The Carwatha Careers Expo
  • Workshops with Monash University
  • Deakin University - Year 11 University Experience Day
  • Monash Access Mentor Program: Year 11 students have the opportunity to work one-on-one with Monash Mentors throughout the year.

  1. Year 12

         I apply

  • Year 12 pathway research and Careers Action Plan:
  • Course Counselling one-on-one sessions with the Careers Coordinator: Unpacking - VTAC process/University, TAFE, Open Days for tertiary institutions and holiday workshops, apprenticeships/traineeships, employment and further training.
  • Personal development sessions:
  • VTAC registration
  • SEAS/scholarship and Personal statement applications
  • CASPer assessment – Pre-requisite for the Bachelor of Education
  • The Carwatha Careers Expo
  • Workshops with Monash University
  • Tertiary Information Session (TIS) – Boxhill Institute TIS day and Expo
  • Deakin University - SEAS workshop
  • Monash Access Mentor Program: Year 12 students have the opportunity to work one-on-one with Monash Mentors throughout the year.

Partnerships:

Australian Business Communication Network (ABCN)

https://www.abcn.com.au/

Chisholm (D.R.E.A.M Trade Training Centre) Consortium

https://www.chisholm.edu.au/about-us/our-facilities/trade-training-centres

Deakin University – DEAP Program

https://www.deakin.edu.au/about-deakin/values/diversity-and-inclusion/deakin-engagement-and-access-program

Monash University - Monash Mentor Program

https://www.monash.edu/access/mentoring

Monier Tiles

https://www.monier.com.au/

National Food Institute (SBAT) programs

https://www.and.org.au/pages/consultancy-ser-what-we-do-997.html

Rotary Australia

http://rotaryaustralia.org.au/

South Eastern Local Learning and Employment Network (SELLEN)

https://sellen.org.au/

Skills Plus (Transition to Work Program)

https://skillsplus.com.au/employment-services/looking-for-work/transition-to-work-employees/

VFALearning (SBAT) programs

https://vfalearning.vic.edu.au/

WISE Employment

https://wiseemployment.com.au/about-us/

Youth Services – Greater City of Dandenong

http://youth.greaterdandenong.com/content/31351/programs

 

We welcome you to contact the Carwatha Careers and Pathways Team:

Mrs Kylie Borchers (VET/Careers and Pathways Coordinator)

Mrs Pam Naylor (Careers Officer)

(03) 9795 5848

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