Careers and Pathways
At Strathmore Secondary College we provide our students with a range of career development programs and services. The aim of these programs and services is to assist students to develop the knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviours necessary to effectively self manage their life, learning and work.
Programs and support services include:
Many students complete at least one week of Work Experience during Year 10. This is an optional activity that is strongly encouraged as it provides students with an excellent opportunity to explore possible career directions, network and gain experience to include on their resume. Students will primarily observe and learn, and undertake manageable tasks; they will not undertake activities that require extensive training or expertise.
Work Experience forms an integral part of the career development process. It can provide students with the opportunity to:
Arrangements for Work Experience
All Work Experience placements require the completion of a Work Experience Arrangement Form. This form is a legal document which must be completed and signed by all parties involved - the student, the parent, the employer and the school.
The student will be insured for Work Cover and Public Liability by the Department of Education and should be paid a minimum of $5.00 a day by the employer (Federal Government Institutions and non-profit organisations are exempt from making payments).
In preparation for a Work Experience placement, all students are required to complete OHS training and testing. This is mandated by the government and must be completed under school supervision prior to a student undertaking a placement. There are designated times in the school calendar for students to undertake Work Experience placements. No Work Experience can be undertaken during the school holidays.
The College requires that students must be 15 years of age to access Work Experience. Students are expected to find their own Work Experience placement. The Work Experience Coordinator will be available to assist students with this process.
Students are encouraged to undertake Work Experience in an area in which they have a career interest. This will give them some insight into the work involved and the skills and personal qualities that the job requires.
Students wishing to partake in Work Experience must discuss this with their student Coordinator and the Work Experience Coordinator to ensure the placement meets with the Department of Education guidelines.
All preparation tasks including the Work Experience Arrangement form and OH&S testing need to be completed and signed off at least 2 school weeks prior to a student undertaking the placement.