Career development programs at Auburn Girls High School provide opportunities for our students to develop self-awareness in relation to career planning, find relevant information, make occupational and study decisions and develop an understanding of the world of work.
The Careers Adviser liaises with a range of Sydney based universities, TAFE and other vocational education and training providers to create opportunities for students to attend campus visits, market days or to participate in school-based workshops. These assist students to gain a greater understanding of the benefits of further education and identify pathways available.
All Year 9 and 10 students are timetabled for one Careers class per fortnight. Students participate in a range of lessons including:
- exploring personal strengths and employability skills
- developing effective resumes
- investigating the world of work through the Real Game
- creating digital Career Development Plans
- linking senior subject selection to future career plans
- participation in work experience at the end of year 10
Year 11 and 12 students are able to access support one on one or in small groups to further explore their career interests and link their learning to future career transitions. The Careers office, located in the school library, has an open door policy – students are encouraged to drop in for a chat or make an appointment for an extended interview. Parents are also welcome to make contact with the Careers Adviser by phoning the front office to make an appointment or emailing directly to email@example.com
Auburn Girls High School subscribes to the Job Jump website. This provides a wealth of information for students and parents on career planning, training opportunities, university course information, access to apprenticeships and traineeships and much more.
Visit www.jobjump.com.au to begin exploring. Please contact the school for the entry password.
The Transition Adviser assists Stage 5 and 6 students to set goals to achieve their future career plans. Students are supported to get back on track with their learning by either gaining employment or engaging in further learning when they leave school. The Transition Adviser:
- works in close collaboration with the Careers Adviser to support students with their future career plans
- provides targeted support and programs for students, particularly those most at risk of disengaging from their learning
- plans student transitions from high school into TAFE, employment etc
- provides one-on-one consultation and develops individualised learning plans to help students develop and work towards achieving personal goals
- collaborates with the School to Work Team, Head Teacher VET, Learning Support Team and the Executive Team.
Click here to read a student report on one of the many programs on offer to students – the George Weston Foods world of work program.