career education

PLC Sydney students are prepared to make decisions about appropriate career paths and tertiary options by a qualified Careers/ Tertiary Entrance Advisor.

The Guidance Centre, through the Careers/ Tertiary Advisor, provides students with strong links to tertiary institutions and can provide information about particular careers and specific courses and all students are encouraged to make appointments to discuss personal career goals and direction.

A targeted Careers Forum is held each year for Years 10-12 and parents and is a wonderful opportunity for students to expose themselves to the many institutions and post secondary options available 

Year 10

All Year 10 students participate in a Vocational Profiling Assessment Day in Term I and receive a Vocational Profile Report based on the results of these career assessments that identify individual interests, abilities and personality.

Each student is then interviewed by the Careers/Tertiary Entrance Advisor during Term II to discuss the report and work on identifying subject strengths for appropriate subject choices for senior study while also taking into account career aspirations a student may have post school.

A study skills workshop is provided in Term III to assist students in preparing for the increased workload in Years 11 and 12 Yr 10 students have access to careers counselling during recess and lunchtime through the week.

Year 11 and 12

Year 11 and 12 students have access to career counselling during study periods and are invited to hear representatives from tertiary institutions and ex students speak on many topics in informal sessions during lunchtimes.

Students are also offered individual assistance with time management/ revision timetables which is an important element of successfully managing their transition to post school options Year 12 sudents can receive help with post-secondary education applications and advice on applying to UAC (University Admissions Centre) with their preferences for tertiary courses prior to leaving school at the end of Term III.