The aim of the Careers Service of Northside Christian College is to provide an inclusive and accessible service in which young people are enabled to:
Classroom and small group instruction as well as individualised counselling sessions will assist students to identify personal goals and the resources needed to move forward in career development. Differentiated services will be needed for a number of students; therefore, a collection of resources targeting various groups will be developed or acquired to meet differing client needs. Community involvement will be encouraged through both on and off-site involvement with local universities and TAFE providers, local businesses through work experience opportunities, and involvement in activities provided through the local LLEN support. Parents will be supported through and open door policy for appointments and targeted sessions.
Northside Christian College provides Senior School students with support and information sessions and encourages students to make careful decisions about their future pathways based on their capabilities and learning styles.
Students and their parents are provided with up-to-date information about tertiary study and post-school opportunities through a dedicated Schoology page and the Opportunities and Pathways Newsletter.
Year 10 is an important year for decision making and includes much preparation for the students’ Senior School phase of learning. This includes completing a Work Studies course, attending Career Expos and participating in a range of training programs. In addition to this, students in Year 10 will participate in a compulsory Work Experience Program during Term 3 to enable the students to experience the world of work and to assist them in with their career decision making. This provides an opportunity to observe a workplace pathway they are interested in. Students may choose to trial the work environment that they may be considering studying at university e.g. Physiotherapy or Education or trial a Vocational Education pathway e.g. Hairdressing or Hospitality.
In preparation for work experience, students carry out a range of vocational tests, are provided with tips on applying for positions and complete their Safe@Work Occupational Health and Safety certificates. In addition, students are provided with information about writing resumés and covering letters and are assisted to write their own resumé. Many students find their Work Experience a valuable tool in making decisions about their future career pathway.
Northside Christian College
31 McLeans Rd, Bundoora VIC 3083, Australia
Phone: 03 9467 2499