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Pakenham SC Careers

Our aim is to provide you with all the latest information that will help you make decisions about your future career and your life beyond school.

You can use this site to locate University, TAFE and any other type of course across Australia, get information about the VCE, search for job vacancies and much more. Feel free to drop into the Careers Office if you have any questions.

My Future Careers Website

This website has been developed by the Commonwealth and State governments to help you in all aspects of your career.  It contains information for students and parents and also has resources to help you.  Visit the website on or check out the video on

Aus App'ship Pathways

The Australian Apprenticeship Pathways provides users with useful information on job pathways within an industry.  Click on the link and follow the prompts.  You will gain an idea of where training within a specified field can take your career wise.  Also chekc out the Practice Aptitude Quizzes and Occupational Videos.

Facebook & Job Interviews

Did you know that you can sabotage a job interview if the employer can access your facebook page and they don't like what they see?  Most employers have ways and means to access your facebook page, even if you think it's secure.  If you have any compromising photos or your language is not as it should be, it may inhibit your chances of getting an interview.  Also check your email address.  Employers like to see your name in your email address and don't appreciate addresses such as hotchickrox@hotmail or etc.  Check out the video

Parents as Career Coaches

Parents, do you realise the impact you have on your child and their career choice?  Studies have shown that you are one of the biggest influences in your child's decisions in relation to their future (no shock here!).  Here's a video for you

Smart subject choices

Course counselling will commence at the beginning of second semester and it's important that you make "smart subject choices". There's a few things you can do to ensure you make the best possible decisions.  You need to do some research and have an idea of what "you want to do".  Don't be influenced by what "your friends are doing".  Check out this video as it will guide you through some of the things you need to think about in relation to subject selection and future courses.

Hobsons Course Finder

 This is an excellent publication that has information on on careers and courses, institutions, apprenticeships, traineeships and scholarships.  It's also easy to use; just follow the link.

University Subjects inVCE

 Some students may be eligible to study a university subject as part of their VCE in Year 12.  Check out this video which highlights the benefits of choosing Higher Education Studies as part of a VCE program.

VCE Scaling

 This is an excellent video that highlights how scaling works within the VCE. We all know that subjects are scaled differently but this explains in detail how and why this is done. For further information, watch this video.

Coping with stress - Year 12

 These videos have been created by DEECD.  Several students give advice on how to deal with stress during Year 12. These tips can be used by students at any year level.

See where Maths can take you

If you are interested in Maths and/or Statistis, check out this website.  It contains a bundle of information.

Tips for successful study

Studying (as opposed to homework) is often difficult for many students. This link gives some great ideas about study. Although it's geared at tertiary level, many of the suggestions work well for secondary students.

General careers information only.
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