Courses & Careers Information

Choosing subjects at the senior level is a great opportunity for you to make decisions that will help shape your future. No doubt the process is assisted if you have a clear understanding of your career path. To effectively select subjects at the senior year, you must identify your interests, skills and personality traits.

Identify your interests, skills and personality traits:

  • Skills – things you are good at, like working with numbers, drawing, fixing things, organising things.
  • Knowledge – what you already know, such as speaking a second language, or experience you may have gained in a part-time job.
  • Interests – things you enjoy doing in and outside school, such as hobbies, sport or studying particular subjects.
  • Personality traits – ask yourself, friends, teachers or parents to describe how they perceive you.

Find Possibilities

Match your list of interests, skills and knowledge and personality traits with a list of possible occupations.

Research Qualifications

To find out what qualification you need to work in your desired occupation, you will need to know answers to the following questions:

Will you need to do an apprenticeship? Study a degree, diploma or certificate qualification? Work experience?

How long is/are the course/s and who offers them?

Options & Choices

There are so many options for students, especially those entering years 11 & 12.

  • VCE – Victorian Certificate of Education (Program)
  • VCAL – Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (Program)
  • VET – Vocational Education and Training in Schools, On-Campus (Specific subject that fits into VCE or VCAL programs)
  • VET – Vocational Education and Training in Schools, Off-Campus (specific subject that fits into VCE or VCAL programs)
  • SBAT – Student Based Apprenticeship or Traineeship. Remember it is a good to keep your options open by being broad in your choices. Take the time to talk to people who know you best and make choices that are right for you

Wellbeing Support Structure

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Where to get the right advice?

If you have questions about the subject offerings and pathways at the Kildare Campus you may like to ask one of the following people. (Please click on staff names to email)

Academic Leadership/Careers Staff
Deputy Principal of Learning & TeachingMr Brett Van Berkel
Senior Learning Program Co-OrdinatorMs Jeananne Brown
Years 7 – 9 Learning Program Co-OrdinatorMs Candice Ford
VCAL Learning LeaderMs Alice Nelson
Inclusive Learning LeaderMrs Tamsin McCormack
Careers & Tertiary AdviserMrs Carmen Weaver
VET AdviserMrs Jennifer Howard
Careers Education Officer Yr 10Mrs Nicole Fenech
Careers Education Officer Yr 7-9Mrs Jane Doherty
Learning AreaLeaders
Religious EducationMs Sue Pickett
MathematicsMr Rod Williams & Mr Daniel Scholes
EnglishMrs Lisa Templeton
ScienceMrs Lisa Williams
HumanitiesMrs Kim Widrich
Languages (Italian)Mrs Raffaella Cataldo
Design and TechnologyMs Emily Court
ArtMs Lis Scott
Health and Physical EducationMiss Fiona Morrow
MusicMr Shane Lebbe
Digital TechnologiesMr Chris Denny