Pathway Options After School
Transitioning to further Education & Training or employment after secondary school is an exciting time for our Students here at St Edwards.  However, it is important that parents and students know their options.

Options

After completing Year 10, and until you reach 17 years of age, you 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 your pathway options are:

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

Students have access to a ‘Where to after school?’ activity that will assist them career plan and transition into one of the options above.  This is saved in the Careers folder in the student directory.

Below is a list of free quizzes that suggest careers based on your interests and strengths.  The more you do a pattern you should see…

In choosing a career pathway students need to find out where the jobs of tomorrow are:  Job Outlook www.joboutlook.gov.au (Federally funded website) provides information on future growth of an occupation, average weekly pay, skill level required, employment size, unemployment status, gender share and how people are employed.  You can also look up vacancies in each state.  It’s a great starting point in researching the possibilities.