Careers Opportunities

The focus of careers at St Joseph’s is to assist students in making informed decisions that best suit them and their post-school pathways, whether this takes them onto further education and training or other employment opportunities.

St Joseph’s Careers Advisor endeavours to meet the needs of all students in an individualised manner. This is predominately facilitated through meetings to ascertain their primary concerns and discussion of the ways to best address these. Students are given professional and informed advice relevant to their strengths, ambitions and interests. Parents are also encouraged to be a part of the process, either by attending the consultation with the students or via telephone or email.

The areas that the advisor usually addresses and assists students and carers with are:

  • Assistance with HSC and ROSA subject selections and their impact on future pathways
  • Gathering/researching tertiary and employment information
  • Application for TAFE and other training providers
  • Helping students to apply for a range of employment types
  • Negotiating and establishing school based traineeships and apprenticeships
  • Information and assistance in applying for a tax file number and USI
  • Supporting and guiding students when applying for scholarships
  • Dissemination of information regarding early entry and alternative pathways into university
  • Coordinating work experience opportunities
  • Facilitating university information sessions and open days
  • Assistance when applying through UAC
  • Guest speaker presentations
  • Organising and supervising attendance at the Hunter Valley Careers Expo (150 exhibitors from a range of educational and employment providers)
  • “YES” Tafe program organisation

The Careers Advisor at St Joseph’s Aberdeen is Kristy Pascoe who is a member of both the CAA and the MDCAA. To contact Kristy, email kristy.pascoe@mn.catholic.edu.au

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