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News from our Careers Department


This Term Amelia, Erin, Jordan, Noah and Todd participated in the Construction Try-A-Trade program. This program runs over three days and is an excellent opportunity for Year 9 and 10 students to have a go and see what it is like to work in industries such as Building and Construction, Electro and Air Conditioning and Engineering.

The students embraced the opportunity to learn new skills and they very much enjoyed the hands-on experience.

Our Lady of Mercy College Careers/VET Coordinator, Mr Dale Briers says: "The Construction Try-A-Trade program is also a fantastic stepping stone to apply for the Construction Training Fund – Construction Pathways Scholarships that are available for students in Year 11. "

If you would like additional information on these Scholarships or the Try-A-Trade program, please contact the Career Services Team on (08) 9720 3300.


On 16 and 18 March, Year 10 and 12 students were visited by the Combined Universities Team to learn about university pathways. Georgina Ferreira from Edith Cowan University organised the tour and presented information with the following universities:

- Notre Dame University

- Murdoch University

- Curtin University

- The University of Western Australia

Students learnt about the different types of courses that they could study at university and gained an insight into university life. At the end of the presentation, students were able to ask questions and learn more about the different pathways to apply for university.

Please contact the Career Services Team if you would like more information on applying for university and the courses that you can study in the future.


Year 10 students have been using The Careers Department Career Planning tool this year.

The Career Planning Tool is a website full of resources for students. The College has provided each Year 10 student with an individual log in. The tool provides each student with a career profile page with relevant information on career and study opportunities. Students will be able to use their individual profiles to assist them with subject selection. It also assists the student in creating tailored resumes and learn more about the skills that they may need for future employment.

Sam and Sarah, from The Careers Department, visited the College this Term and conducted workshops on career planning and how to use the Careers Department Planning Tool. It was great to see how well students engaged in the workshops. The overall feedback from the Year 10 cohort was very positive.

The tool will be made available for parents in the near future.

IN FOCUS CAREERS NEWSLETTER - APRIL EDITION: Please click here here to read the April edition of the In Focus Careers Newsletter. This newsletter provides resources and information relating to Career Pathways, VET, Traineeships, Universities, Events and Open Days. It is a great read for Parents and Guardians with children in Upper School.

If you would like more information on any of the above, please contact the Career Services Team on (08) 9720 3300.

Mr Dale Briers Head of Learning Area - Career Services / Vocational Education & Training


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