Careers Program

The formal Careers Program at Oxley Christian College begins at Year 10. However, the Careers Coordinator is available to speak with students and parents (by request) from any year level.

Information about the Careers Program and Events are distributed to the whole school community via our web site, and the monthly newsletters are also distributed in “hard copy” to students in Years 10-12.

Careers is also a subject undertaken by all students at Year 10 – for more detail about this course follow the links regarding the Year 10 subjects.

Aims of the Careers Program

The aim of Oxley’s Careers Program is to provide students with the knowledge, skills and attributes to make informed decisions about tertiary education, training and employment. This includes the capacity to analyse and plan career decisions and manage ‘school to work’ transitions.

Support Services Available

Students are encouraged to become familiar with the career resources available to them.

Individual career counselling is available to all students, particularly in Years 10, 11 and 12. For individual counselling, students can make an appointment to suit their timetable. There is a close working relationship with Coordinators and the VCE Coordinator. Subject and course counselling is provided to students to ensure that they select the most appropriate program to meet their individual needs.

Year 12 students are provided with regular support in making choices for tertiary options, particularly with tertiary applications (university and TAFE) made through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) system. Students are encouraged to make full use of the Careers Advisor to explore all options and discuss any issues which may arise.

It is highly recommended that all students check the Tertiary Entry Requirements for courses that they may be considering post Year 12. Access to this information is available in the careers teacher or on the VTAC Internet Site at www.vtac.edu.au and in the VTAC Guide, which is issued to all Year 12 students. This site contains information on all current Victorian university and TAFE courses, relevant course selection information for Years 10 and 11 students, as well as general information that is valuable. There is now a very diverse range of options available to school leavers including traineeships, apprenticeships, cadetships, employment and many other options. Job search training is provided and the school has extensive networks to support this process.

Information and Resources available in the Careers Centre include:

  • Course;
  • Handbooks from most Australian universities and TAFE colleges;
  • Job guides;
  • Video resources;
  • Course brochures;
  • Information about Careers appears regularly on the Oxley Christian College website and students in Year 10–12 receive a fortnightly newsletter.

Careers Websites

These sites are provided to assist students in researching possible career paths and suitable subjects:

www.jobsearch.gov.au (explore careers/ job outlooks/ skills / new apprenticeships)

www.jobguide.thegoodguides.com.au (the Job Guide online)

www.myfuture.edu.au (Victorian Government career website)

www.thegoodguides.com.au (information about every university in Australia)

www.vtac.edu.au (Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre)

www.australianapprenticeships.gov.au (Commonwealth Govt site on apprenticeships)

www.wagenet.gov.au (wages and conditions of employment)

www.mycareer.com.au (career search)

www.seek.com.au (job website)

www.studylink.com.au (course details and prerequisite subjects for courses)

www.deakin.edu.au (University websites. For other universities, swap deakin for latrobe, monash, unimelb etc)

www.youthcentral.vic.gov.au (general careers)

www.joboutlook.gov.au (Occupation prospects rated)