Vocational & Careers Education

Students are encouraged to individually visit the Careers room and speak with the Careers Adviser to discuss their career and future study options. Structured activities include:

Year 10 activities
•   Individual careers assessments of each student.
•   Researching careers.
•   Training in Occupational Heath and Safety, grooming, deportment and etiquette in preparation for work experience.
•   Work experience.
•   Attendance at local careers expos and information sessions.
•   Writing resumés and applying for jobs.

Year 11 and 12 activities
•   Students may undertake TVET TAFE courses in areas such as animal care, beauty services, aviation theory and accounting, school-based traineeships and school-based apprenticeships as part of their studies.
•   Work placements for VET students.
•   Attendance at career forums and information sessions.
•   Access to Youth and Community Services Careers counsellors.
•   Preparation for life after school including rights and responsibilities as tenants, electoral enrolment, information on GAP activities.
•   Visits to universities and Colleges of TAFE.
•   Student ambassadors from tertiary institutions visit St Paul’s.

Related courses
Students in Years 10-12 also have the opportunity to study mini-courses including Wool Classing, Senior First Aid, Chainsaws (Safe Use & Maintenance), Small Engines, Fire Fighting, Farm Chemical Users Certificate, Responsible Service of Alcohol and Responsible Conduct of Gambling.