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Jumpstart Careers

Our Jumpstart program is designed to assist students with planning their transition from secondary education to further study or employment opportunities. This is facilitated by providing students access to tailored career planning meetings and providing information on study options within the University or Vocational Education and Training sectors.

Our Lady of Mercy College has a dedicated team ready to support students in accessing Workplace Learning and Work Exposure programs that develop students’ skills, knowledge and experience in the workplace linked to their career goals and aspirations. We have an expanding network of local businesses, professionals and education providers available to work together in providing opportunities for students in their area of interest.

Students and families can book a Jumpstart career planning meeting with Mr Dale Briers to discuss and develop future career and study opportunities. Please contact Mrs Wilson to arrange a meeting. 

CAREER COUNSELLING

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WORKPLACE LEARNING

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WORK EXPOSURE

Year 10 Work Exposure

CAREER PLANNING

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VET
COURSES

Vocational Education and Training Courses

TRY
A TRADE

Have a go at a trade in Year 9 and 10

CAREER EDUCATION

Year 10 Career Education

SCHOOL BASED

PROGRAMS

School Based Apprenticeships & Traineeships

Career Counselling

The Career and VET Services team assist students with planning their transition from secondary education to further study or employment opportunities. This is facilitated by providing students access to tailored career planning meetings and providing information on study options within the University or Vocational Education and Training sectors. In addition, students are supported in accessing Workplace Learning and Work Exposure programs that develop students’ skills, knowledge and experience in the workplace linked to their career goals and aspirations. Students’ and families can book career planning meetings with Mr Briers to develop future career and study opportunities. Please contact Mrs Wilson to arrange a meeting.

 

Vocational Education and Training Courses

 

The Careers and VET Services team administer external and internally delivered Vocational Education and Training courses. These courses offer students the opportunity to engage in industry related learning designed to promote career and employment options for the future. Students can enrol in Vocational Education & Training courses with external training providers such as Bunbury Regional Trade Training Centre and South Regional TAFE.  There is also the opportunity to access online VET courses. Students and families can book a meeting with Mr Briers to discuss Vocational Education & Training courses by contacting Mrs Wilson.

 

Listed below are the internal Vocational Education and Training courses offered at the College:

  • Certificate II Music

  • Certificate II in Creative Industries (Film and Photography)

  • Certificate II in Hospitality

  • Certificate II in Sport and Recreation

  • Certificate II in Outdoor Recreation

  • Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

  • Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology

 

Listed below are examples of external courses that students can access:

  • Certificate II in Kitchen Operations

  • Certificate II in Building and Construction

  • Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start)

  • Certificate II in Automotive Servicing Technology (Light Vehicle Pre-Apprenticeship)

  • Certificate II in Automotive Servicing Technology (Heavy Vehicle Pre-Apprenticeship)

  • Certificate II in Engineering Pathways

  • Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management

  • Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics

  • Certificate II in Tourism

  • Certificate II in Retail Services

  • Certificate II in Salon Assistant

  • Certificate II in Plumbing

  • Certificate III and IV Education Support

  • Certificate II Automotive Servicing Technology

  • Certificate II Automotive Electrical Technology

  • Certificate II in Work Health and Safety

  • Certificate II in Building and Construction (Trades Pathway)

  • Certificate IV in Health Science

  • Certificate II in Medical Service First Response

  • Certificate III in Health Service Assistant

  • Certificate III in Aviation Drone Flying (Remote Pilot Visual Line of Sight)

  • Certificate III in Dental Assisting

  • Certificate IV in Dental Assisting

 

Workplace Learning

 

Workplace Learning is available to Year 10, 11 and 12 students. It offers students the opportunity to develop employability skills by attending placements with employers in industry areas linked to the students’ career and employment goals. The program provides students with the opportunity to foster industry contacts and gain a greater understanding of the career pathways available to them.  Students are required to maintain a Workplace Learning Logbook and Workplace Learning Skills journal. The Workplace Learning course is a School Curriculum and Standards Authority developed and endorsed program. Students must attend workplaces for set periods of time and record their hours of attendance to meet the set requirements for the course.  Students have the option to attend Workplace Learning placements either on a weekly basis or in block periods.

  

School Based Apprenticeships & Traineeships

 

School based apprenticeships and traineeships offer students the opportunity commence working towards a Vocational Education & Training qualification whilst still studying at school. A school-based apprenticeship or traineeship is an employment-based learning pathway. It offers students the opportunity to earn money while gaining hands on training and experience in their chosen industry area. The school-based apprenticeship or traineeship provides an industry approved pathway to further study or employment. Students enter into a training agreement with an employer to complete the qualification. Students and families can book a meeting with Mr Briers to discuss School Based Apprenticeships & Traineeships by contacting Mrs Wilson.

 

Year 10 Career Education

 

The Year 10 Career Education courses provides students with information on being able to develop their career and to prepare for making decisions about future employment and education goals after they have completed their Secondary Education. Students are introduced to career planning tools and resources that assist with accessing information on occupations that they may consider as future career opportunities. This information includes providing students with the skills and knowledge to apply for work including Resume and job interview skills. An emphasis of the course is to enable students to identify their unique skills, interests and values linked to the changing world of work.

 

Year 10 Work Exposure

 

As a component of the Year 10 Career Education course students attend a five-day placement with an employer to gain workplace experience. This placement is normally held in Week 10 of Term 2. The focus of this placement is for students to develop employability skills and learn about an industry that they may consider as a future career path. Students are encouraged to contact employers directly to organise their placement. Accessing the Work Exposure program offers students the opportunity to gain an insight into workplaces and job roles. Plus, it can be a valuable way to develop a network for future employment opportunities.

 

Try a Trade

 

Students in Year 9 and 10 have the opportunity to attend a Try a Trade training event. This is a great chance for students to explore future trade pathways and learn more about Vocational Education & Training options for Year 11 and 12. Students can gain hands on experience in a broad range of building and construction careers. Plus, it gives students the opportunity to gain the White Card qualification.

 

Listed below are examples of different trades that students can explore:

  • Engineering

  • Carpentry and Joinery

  • Bricklaying/Block laying

  • Plumbing

  • Painting

  • Electrotechnology/Airconditioning

  • Civil Construction – Working at Heights – Traffic Management

 

Career Planning Resources

 

Having access to information that assists with career planning is an important part of career research and decision making. This section has a library of career and employment resources that will assist students and families with preparing for future careers. The Careers & VET Services Team will provide a monthly update of career resources for parents and families in this section. Plus, important career information and education events will be advertised here.

 

These will include:

  • University information and upcoming events

  • Vocational Education & Training (VET) information and upcoming events

  • Industry presentations

  • Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TICS) information

  • Defence Force Careers information

  • Year 9 Professional lunch information

  • South West Careers Expo information

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