This involves a designated staff member who interviews students in small groups & individually regarding their families, school subjects, goals and aspiration for future study and pathways to work. This is carried out for all year levels.
Progress from setting goals to possible jobs and pathways over the three years.
Look at creating a resume, job application, how to effectively cope with a job interview, plan a work experience placement and look at subjects for VCE that coincide with their pathways work.
Look at possible tertiary courses and / or pathways to work. VCE selection for Year 12 and sound study habits.
Investigate tertiary courses, GAP year options and pathways to work. This may include updating resumes, job application and interview skills. VTAC applications and early offers to some universities are also discussed.
Students must be over 15 years of age to participate in Work Experience at Mansfield Secondary College. Work Experience Placement can be done on a drip feed basis (that is at any time except the Christmas break and generally cannot be done Interstate.
Year 10 student are allocated a week where all students undertake 5 days of work experience. This is usually the last week in term 2 of the year.
Students may do up to 40 days of Work Experience in a Year and not more than 10 days per term.
This is only done by the Agriculture / Business in Year 9 as most of these students are under 15 years of age.
Junior School and Senior School Coordinators plus the Curriculum Manager usually advise students on making a balanced program. The Careers Practitioner is also available for advice especially when looking at tertiary courses and pathways to apprenticeships and work.
The Careers Practitioner and the Senior School team will interview and counsel VCE students on courses for further studies and VTAC process and GAP year options.
VTAC applications usually open at the start of August each year.