Year 10 Senior Education Plan conversations have begun and will continue into Term 3. Year 10 parents / Guardians please check your emails for details. Bookings are made through the PTO system.
A Subject expo will be held for our Year 10 students on Thursday 1st August 12.00pm -2.20pm. Parents and guardians are welcomed to attend too. At the expo all the senior subjects will be on display, we will also have VET providers attending, including TAFE, and finally, JCU and CQU will be in attendance. On the evening of 1st August, we will be holding a Year 10 parent information session on the new ATAR system and will provide an overview of our senior school offerings. Times will be confirmed early in the new term.
Congratulations to our Year 10 students and their families on a very successful Work Experience week. We thank the employers who took our student for the week and gave them a taste of their industry. The overwhelming response has been extremely positive with glowing reports from our students, families and employers. Work Experience is a valuable way to make choices about future work and it would not be possible without the support of our local employers and families making sacrifices. Thanks to the teachers who supported me in visiting and contacting all of the students throughout the week. Finally, a big thank you to VPG who coordinated the placements, especially Kristina who helped all students with their placements and any issues in the lead up and throughout the week
QTAC will be coming to speak to our Year 12s regarding applying to Universities on Tuesday 13th August 1.25 to 2.20pm. Parents / Guardians are welcomed to attend. Information will be sent to families closer to the date.
This is vital to read if you are considering enrolling in an external certificate for Senior Studies. Prospective vocational education and training students should view themselves as consumers of training services … in other words … customers. Like any other significant purchase, you should do your research. The Queensland Government has a website that offers tips for training consumers which include:
Visit their website to see more information about each of these tips.
An important strategy in career exploration is experiencing the job you are interested in. This can be undertaken in many ways:
The school holidays are a perfect time to do some of these activities.
www.myfuture.edu.au – This is the go to Australian resource to identify your interests, build your career profile and explore occupations. One excellent element on this website is the Careers Bullseye where you can look at subjects of interest and see jobs that are linked to these https://myfuture.edu.au/bullseyes
www.joboutlook.gov.au – This is another great resource – it has a short career interest quiz and lots of good information on careers and pathways. Very easy to use.
https://www.aapathways.com.au/insiders-advisers/news/find-my-career-interest - another free tool and not just for those interested in apprenticeships or traineeships - Career evaluation is constant and unending. Career choices can be difficult as there are so many options out there. It can be easier if one knows which Work Types they prefer and what career options they lead to. These Work Types are identified through a Career Interest Explorer, co-created in consultation with Australian Centre for Career Education and focus on apprenticeship and traineeship career pathways. There are seven Work Types in total which can lead to different industries and occupations. While it may be easy to choose the best-known occupation in a Work Type, it may not be the best option for the individual. Realistically, an occupation can be linked to many Work Types, but focusing on a primary Work Type can help narrow down the industries or occupations that may interest.
For students who are struggling with thinking about what they want to do when they first leave school or don't have answers for all those questions that your parents and teachers are asking you about subjects, jobs, life after school. You might want to look at the Talking Careers program. It is a series of videos and short activities that will help you find out about yourself, life, your values, strengths, interests and you can do a career interest test to get your research started. Click here to find out more. There is a cost involved with this resource.
Registered nurses (RN) assess, plan, provide and evaluate preventative, curative and rehabilitative care for patients and supervise other nursing staff. They work in a wide variety of settings such as hospitals, aged care and other health care facilities and private medical practices. They need:
To become a RN, you need to complete a three-year Bachelor of Nursing at a university or other accredited institute of higher education. RNs are required to be registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency: Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. You can obtain more information about this occupation from the myfuture website (you will need to Log in or Sign up to enter this free site) and the Good Universities Guide website (this site has a list of nursing specialisations).
Enrolled Nurses (EN) under the direction and supervision of Registered Nurses, assist with the provision of acute, preventative, curative, rehabilitative and the day-to-day personal nursing care of patients. They work in hospitals, aged-care facilities, the community and other healthcare settings. ENs need to:
To become an EN in Australia, the minimum level of study is the Diploma of Nursing (18 months – 2 years), delivered through TAFE or an accredited private Registered Training Organisation. After graduation, ENs apply for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency: Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia to practice as an Enrolled nurse. You can obtain more information about this occupation from the myfuture website (you will need to log in or Sign up to enter this free site) and the Good Universities Guide website.
Careers Counsellor / Teacher