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Careers and Vocational Education
Research suggests that the average 15-year-old is predicted, throughout their life time to have 17 jobs over 5 different careers and that employers are paying higher salaries for people with enterprising skills and technical skills (credential).

Careers are often referred to as ‘squiggly’, offering numerous opportunities and different pathways as a result of evolving technology and changes in work place practices.  No longer is climbing the ladder, within an organisation, the norm.

Enterprising skills include the ability to problem solve, communicate, critically and creatively think, work in a team, have digital and financial literacy and presentation skills. Enterprising skills are important because they are transferable from one job to another and crucial to navigating career pathways.

To assist students, prepare for their future of work, St Edward’s College has a full-time Careers Adviser/Vocational Education and Training Leader of Learning, working in careers pathways education. Careers Education is across curriculums and touches all year groups.  Career activities at St Edward’s include, interest and strengths quizzes, occupational research, resume and interview preparation, industry and tertiary presentations, one on one careers guidance, university open days, careers expos, vocational course offerings, work experience/placement, parent information evenings, online career resources and guest speakers, just to name a few.

At St Edward’s College we believe that we equip students with the necessary skills to be able to plan and initiate their career pathway, whether it is going to University, TAFE, College, gaining an apprenticeship/traineeship or entering employment.

Pathway Options After School

After completing Year 10, and until you reach 17 years of age, students must do one of the following:

  • Remain at school for Years 11 and 12
  • Enrol in a VET qualification at TAFE or another RTO
  • Take up an apprenticeship or traineeship
  • Take up full time paid work
  • Combination of education or training and paid work

After completing Year 12 students’ pathway options are:

  • University
  • College
  • TAFE
  • Apprenticeship/Traineeship
  • Employment
  • Gap year


Click the link below for our dedicated careers website for everything you and your son will need to plan ahead and also to book an appointment with our Leader of Learning – Careers/Vocational Education and Training, for careers and pathway guidance.

Click Here for the Careers Website