At Leongatha Secondary College we are committed to actively assisting our students with career planning and supporting them through this process with vocational guidance, career education and individual counselling.
Careers adviser Jenny Goss is available to assist students in relation to career decision making. Information and advice could relate to job-hunting techniques, resume writing, apprenticeship and traineeship information, tertiary study, scholarships etc. If you would like to make an appointment please email Jennifer Goss or call the school on (03) 5622 4333 to arrange a time.
Ms Goss would be interested to hear from any past students who have a careers story to share on this website. What are you doing now? Email Jennifer and let us know. If you wanted to include a picture of you at work, that would be good too.
The aim of the Careers Program at the College is to provide students with current and relevant careers information and support them to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to manage their future pathways. The program values all options including further education (University or TAFE), apprenticeships, traineeships and employment.
To achieve this we offer:
- Ready access to careers councillors available to senior students and parents or guardians
- A well-resourced Careers Centre containing printed literature on courses, career and related issues such as HECS, vocational testing and job research. Students can view career videos or browse the Internet for information.
- Managed Individual Pathways, a Government funded program aimed at providing each student with an individual case management approach to career planning.
- An introduction to Pathway and Career Development in year 9, including attending a Careers Expo and access to organising a tax file number
- A cohesive, coordinated Pathways curriculum at Year 10 level designed to increase students awareness of pathway options, clarify future goals, time management, study options and prepare them thoroughly for VCE or VCAL subject selection and Work Experience.• A Work Experience program for all Year 10 students.
- Mock Interviews
- A structured senior subject counselling process involving, coordinators, students and parents.
- Information sessions and individual counselling for Year 12 students regarding post school options (VTAC etc.) and how to access them.
- Individual VTAC re-counselling for Year 12 post results
- Guest speakers and excursions relevant to further education (University or TAFE), apprenticeships, traineeships, employment and various community services.
- Various pathway options within the school curriculum including:• VCE Victorian Certificate of Education
- Vocational Education and Training courses (VET)
- Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning